Title-Animal Care Technician Location: South San Francisco, CA
Duration: 5 months
Under minimum supervision, provide study support, general husbandry and occasional cage wash support following established protocols/guidance documents.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Monitor Daily animal health and welfare while performing daily animal health observations. Perform animal husbandry duties to maintain quality and health of research animals, to include: performs water bottle and cage checks; provide appropriate food and water; perform cage changing and/or cage cleaning as required; record animal health concerns per SOP and/or specified protocols. Maintain accurate records of animal breeding and colony health. May be involved in maintaining and following breeding and weaning procedures.
Perform general & specialized husbandry following established Guidance Documents.
Conduct vivarium procedures in compliance with established protocols/ plans and with regulatory requirements
Identify and report complex signs of clinical illness and provide treatment at the direct supervision of the veterinary staff.
Provide inhalation anesthesia induction, monitoring, recovery, post-surgical observations and record keeping.
Able to perform the following techniques:
Rodent dosing: PO, IP, SQ and topical administration in rodents
SQ, IM, IV injections in rodents
Blood collection in rodents such as but not limited to :
Necropsy and tissue collection as directed.
Responsible for proficiency in all departmental SOPs and all ACT I/II essential duties.
Perform all other related duties as assigned.
Education/Experience: Bachelors of Science degree in a Life Sciences discipline and two (2) years related experience or CVT/LVT/RVT certification and two (2) years directly related work experience in laboratory animal husbandry and technical skills as detailed above OR High School diploma/GED and four (4) years directly related work experience in laboratory animal husbandry and technical skills as detailed above required.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
Certification/Licensure: AALAS Certification at the LAT level preferred.