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Provide routine animal husbandry for Divisional research animals, which may include mice, rats and other rodents, zebrafish, Xenopus, and new animal models, as they are introduced. Incumbent will perform the following duties: daily health observations; clean, change, and sanitize cages, fish tanks and rooms; water and feed animals; monitor environmental conditions, report sick or dead animals to supervisor or the university's Animal Care Program representative; log animal health and census reports into computer database; and maintain specified records on assigned animals, rooms, and facilities.
Employee will wash and sterilize caging equipment; organize, sweep, mop, and sanitize floors, walls, sinks, etc. of facilities, equipment and supplies; operate and maintain facilities equipment (i.e., autoclave, cage washer, etc.), and repair or report facilities or equipment repair problems to supervisor and/or Facilities Maintenance. Perform or assist with euthanasia and disposal of dead animals; restrain animals for various technical procedures; set up breeders and/or wean animals as needed; perform tail cuts and various animal identification procedures, including tattoos, ear clips/tags and ear punch as requested; and collect tissue and/or administer medication/treatment as needed.
Prepare and complete shipping and receiving of animals; and perform other research support and administrative duties as required.
Work variable schedule including weekends and holidays.
Some overtime may be required.
Skill and knowledge in the provision of care and husbandry, including transgenic, genetically engineered or modified, animals and other immuno-compromised animals.
Demonstrated skill and knowledge in the provision of care for fish and aquatic species.
Skill and knowledge to apply principles of sanitizing and disinfecting cages in compliance with AAALAC standards. Skill and knowledge of working with sterile techniques and supplies.
Demonstrated skill to operate and maintain mechanical equipment (i.e., autoclave, cage washer, janitorial equipment, etc.).
Proven skill in the humane methods of euthanasia (CO2) in lab animals, including the appropriate disposal of dead animals.
Graduation from high school or GED, completion of training equivalent to the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician certification of the AALAS, and one (1) year of animal care experience; or high school graduation or GED and two (2) years of animal care experience; or a combination of education and experience.
Working knowledge of laws and regulations that govern the housing and management of laboratory animals as applied to the University of California.
Demonstrated knowledge of breeding/weaning animals. Sensitivity to the needs of caged laboratory animals in compliance with AAALAC standards.
Experience working with MS Office programs, internet, and other database management systems. Must have the ability and willingness to increase and update knowledge and skills as needed.
Ability to follow written and oral direction, and complete assignments in a timely manner including the ability to be thorough in performing assigned tasks.
Good interpersonal and organizational skills to effectively communicate with lab and other campus personnel.
Ability to work independently and in a team environment and ability to embrace and consistently uphold the principles of community for a collaborative work environment.
Job offer is contingent upon a satisfactory clearance based on background check results.
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