Job Description

Requisition Number 07360
Department Name: Animal Resources - CA
Position Type: Full Time
Position Title Animal Technician II
Position Summary:

The Animal Resources Department at Scripps Research is seeking an Animal Technician II. Responsibilities include:

Daily care of research animals including feeding, cage washing, maintaining a clean environment and monitoring the overall health of the animals. May perform routine procedures and post-operative care as directed. Transfers animals from dirty to clean caging providing appropriate feed, water and bedding. Notify appropriate personnel of abnormal conditions. Conducts daily animal health observations and completes health reports identifying sick animals. Performs basic animal health treatments with direction from the veterinary staff. Cleans, sanitizes and autoclaves caging, equipment and refills water bottles. May also clean and replace excreta pans or pads. Receives feed, bedding, and supplies. Autoclaves feed, bedding, and cages in preparation for use. Maintains cagewash equipment including cleaning the screens, jets, and manifolds. Performs preventative maintenance such as de-scaling tanks and polishing machine. Reports maintenance needs to the appropriate personnel. Performs general housekeeping duties including but not limited to sweeping and mopping work areas and hallways. Properly disposes of waste. Euthanizes rodents according to written procedures. May breed rodents, identify pregnant animals, wean animals, and perform routine technical procedures such as tailing, bleeds, and injections. Receives and permanently identifies animals by ear tags, tattoos, leg bands reporting discrepancies to the appropriate personnel. Maintains animal records including animal breeder cards, production logs, pedigree charts, inventory sheets, treatment logs etc. Assists with the health-monitoring program including testing for parasites. May perform specialized tasks in infectious agent quarters, quarantine areas, or animal facilities adhering to regulations pertaining to biohazards while maintaining traffic patterns. Performs other duties as assigned.

Position Description
Location: San Diego, California
Additional Information:
Physical Requirements:

With or without reasonable accommodation, employees in this position must be able to work with animals for up to 8 hours a day and lift feed bags and animal cages up to 50 pounds; as well as perform repetitive motions with arms, wrists and hands. This position may also include utilizing latex gloves and working in an environment that contains animal dander and dust particles. Further details of established essential functions for this position will be addressed/discussed during the interview process.

Basic Qualifications:

High school diploma or equivalent (GED). Minimum three years animal care experience. A Bachelor’s degree in a life science, Associate’s degree in veterinary technology, or AALAS certification may be substituted for experience. Good verbal and written communication skills. Effective interpersonal relation skills. Must demonstrate competency in technical procedures. Those not assigned to a Dedicated Weekend Schedule (Fri-Mon) OR Sat/Sun only schedule, must be able to work weekend and holiday rotations.

Preferred Qualifications:
Compensation: Budgeted Hourly Rate $18.13-$22.19
Job Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Posting Category Scientific & Technical
EEO Statement

The Scripps Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic or status.

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