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23 Aug 2021

Temporary Laboratory Animal Technician (21-24954) Redwood City, California, United States

Job Description

Job Description: The Veterinary Sciences (VS) department located in Redwood City, CA is seeking a Veterinary Sciences Technician to join a dynamic, fast-paced team. The successful candidate will experience a culture that believes in making the animal care and use program a model for the industry, and is focused on providing employees with career development opportunities across many aspects of Research and Development.
Position Responsibilities:
• Performs routine and some non-routine work required for the care of laboratory animals. Assist in providing health care for laboratory animals and restraint of animals for veterinary staff and research personnel.
• Provides proper feed and clean caging to laboratory animals and checks drinking water system in assigned areas/rooms daily. Accurately completes room logs, other forms, and records applicable to position on prescribed schedule.
• Monitors environmental parameters, condition of animal rooms and equipment in rooms, and proper functioning of mechanical systems (e.g., HVAC, lighting, automatic drinking water system) in assigned areas/rooms daily.
• Operates cage washers, autoclaves, and other equipment as assigned. Performs equipment and facility maintenance tasks.
• Participates in training and education programs as required.
• Follows operational procedures in the performance of daily tasks, and works cooperatively with others (VS staff and researchers) to achieve individual, department and business goals.
• Manages and maintains rodent breeding colonies.
• Under supervision, may assist with writing new or revised procedures.
• Observes animal behavior and health and reports any concerns to veterinary staff.
Competencies – Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
• Individual will have basic knowledge of the species housed on site, rodent breeding and basic technical skills (dosing, blood collections, etc.).
• Individual will have demonstrated ability to understand and follow SOPs and to perform tasks with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
• Individual will have demonstrated ability to follow directions, communicate effectively, and work well in a team environment.
• Individual will have demonstrated the physical stamina and dexterity needed to handle laboratory animals, including species that may be difficult to work with, and the use of personal protective equipment.
• Be proficient in using email, basic Microsoft office applications and department assigned mobile computer devices.
Experience – Responsibility and minimum number of years:
• Individual must have a minimum of 1-2 years of relevant experience in laboratory animal science.

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