Job Description

Requisition Number 07530
Department Name: Animal Resources - CA
Position Type: Full Time
Position Title Animal Technician IV
Position Summary:

Scripps Research is seeking an Animal Technician IV for the Animal Resources Department.

Position Description

Assists 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. Monitors and assists assigned staff with daily work schedule and ensures completion of assigned work according to Departmental standard operating procedures. Assists with training staff on facility management & husbandry procedures. Assists veterinary staff in training of staff on animal health observations and treatments. Assists 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. Ensures all facility maintenance and security needs are met. Performs daily health observations and routine care including physical examinations, treatments, and vaccinations. Performs 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. Maintains all pertinent records. Implements specific breeding schemes of specialized rodents, establishes new matings, retires breeders, identifies pregnant animals, completes all breeding records and cards. Communicates with research staff on issues involving animal health, breeding, or regulatory matters. Cleans, sanitizes and autoclaves caging, equipment and refills water bottles. May also clean and replace excreta pans or pads. Maintains cagewash equipment including cleaning the screens, jets and manifolds. Performs preventative maintenance such as descaling tanks and polishing machine. Performs general housekeeping duties including but not limited to sweeping and mopping work areas and hallways. Properly disposes of waste. Assists with the health monitoring program including testing for parasites. Receives feed, bedding, and supplies. Autoclaves 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 biohazards while maintaining traffic patterns. Performs other duties as assigned.

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 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: Budgeted at $25.52-$31.94 hourly
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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