Job Description

Requisition Number 06486
Department Name: Animal Resources - CA
Position Type: Full Time
Position Title Animal Technician IV
Position Summary:

Assist the Animal Resources, Supervisor with the daily operation of an animal facility to ensure all animals in the facility are properly maintained, the environment is appropriate, staff adheres to safety practices, standard operating procedures are followed, and the operation is in compliance with all applicable regulations and guidelines.
* Monitor and assists assigned staff with daily work schedule and ensures completion of assigned work according to Departmental standard operating procedures. Assist with training staff on facility management & husbandry procedures.
* Assist veterinary staff in training of staff on animal health observations and treatments. Assist the Supervisor in ensuring daily health observations, treatments, and experimental manipulations are completed satisfactorily.
* May assist with Compiling monthly billing. May document and report weekly facility QA with appropriate follow-ups. Ensure all facility maintenance and security needs are met.
* Perform daily health observations and routine care including physical examinations, treatments, and vaccinations.
* Perform clinical and research related techniques such as injections, sampling of bodily fluids, tissue harvest. May perform pathology and laboratory procedures such as prosection, clinical pathology and parasitology tests.
* Maintain all pertinent records. Implement specific breeding schemes of specialized rodents, establishes new matings, retires breeders, identifies pregnant animals, completes all breeding records and cards.
* Communicate with research staff on issues involving animal health, breeding, or regulatory matters.
* Clean, sanitize and autoclaves caging, equipment and refills water bottles. May also clean and replace excreta pans or pads. Maintain cage wash equipment including cleaning the screens, jets and manifolds.
* Perform preventative maintenance such as descaling tanks and polishing machine. Perform general housekeeping duties including but not limited to sweeping and mopping work areas and hallways. Properly disposes of waste. Assist with the health monitoring program including testing for parasites. Receive feed, bedding, and supplies. Autoclave feed, bedding, and cages in preparation for use.
* May perform specialized tasks in infectious agent quarters, quarantine areas, or animal facilities adhering to regulations pertaining to bio-hazards while maintaining traffic patterns and perform other duties as assigned.

Location: California
Additional Information:

Work schedule for this position is Wednesday - Saturday; 6:30am-3:30pm.

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 seven years animal care experience. A Bachelor’s degree in a life science, Associate’s degree in veterinary technology, or AALAS certification and three plus years previous animal care experience may be substituted for total experience required. Good verbal and written communication skills. Effective interpersonal relation skills. Must demonstrate competency in technical procedures. LATG certification is preferred. Those not assigned to a Dedicated Weekend Schedule (F-M) OR Sat/Sun only schedule, are required to participate in weekend and holiday rotations.

Preferred Qualifications:
Compensation: $24.90- $31.16 per hour budgeted hiring range.
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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