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Laboratory Animal Technician

  • Location: Redwood City
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 13 days ago

  • Expiry Date: 03 February 2022

​​​​​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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