Kelly Services Animal Husbandry / Animal Care Technician, San Diego, CA in San Diego, California

Animal Husbandry / Animal Care Technician, San Diego, CA

Position Description : The Husbandry Technician is responsible for providing husbandry and animal care to laboratory animals (rodents, rabbits, dogs, pigs, and other animals as needed) in conventional, immunocompromised, and BSLII laboratory areas.

Schedule/Shift: 1st shift, Mon.-Fri., 4:00am-12:30pm. Must be flexible to work varying schedules and hours as well as provide comprehensive (24-hour a day /7 days a week) after hours and on-call coverage.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform animal observations; provide care and husbandry services.

  • Observe, record, and report atypical findings of the environment and animal's health. Immediately reports such matters to the Vivarium Manager.

  • Handle, restrain, and provide care for all species of laboratory animals., This includes providing clean food, water, and bedding; as well as provides assistance to investigators, and CRO areas in experimental procedures and post-operative care.

  • Maintains animal room records; e.g. census, sanitation, environmental monitoring, enrichment, feeding and cage card animal identification.

  • Receive animals (e.g., general health observation, sexing and identification).

  • Provide daily reports of the general condition of the facility with respect to safety, sanitation, equipment operation, and maintenance, as well as environmental monitoring of the assigned areas.

  • Operate and maintain animal care equipment, including the washing, cleaning, and autoclaving of cages.

  • Ensure that animal populations are treated humanely.

  • Perform other duties as directed by management.

Job Requirements:

  • High School Diploma is a minimum requirement.

  • 6 months prior experience is desirable.

  • Experience in a laboratory setting desired.

  • Some prior applicable experience and proficient communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • Ability to perform duties and responsibilities with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to understand light to moderately complex SOPs and protocols. Documentation of such data must be legible.

  • Must be flexible to work varying schedules and hours as well as provide comprehensive (24-hour a day/7 days a week) after hours and on-call coverage.

  • Work in moderate to high noise level environment and perform repetitive tasks such as walking bending, and lifting up to 20 lbs. Occasional local travel may be required.

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