Animal Care Assistant 1

Location
California, United States
Posted
26 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
26 Dec 2018
Ref
80939
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases are seeking an Animal Care Assistant 1 to maintain our vivarium, perform basic laboratory maintenance such as glassware washing, autoclaving; replenishes supplies and follows simple experimental procedures assigned by laboratory staff. 

  • Maintenance of vivarium and understanding of Mouse Seek.
  • Use of autoclave machine and dish washer.
  • Ability to handle small animals or to operate sterilizing equipment
  • Demonstrated habits of cleanliness and neatness
  • Ability to keep detailed records pertaining to animal census, cage inventory, and cage washing and sterilizing temperatures
  • Ability to follow oral and/or written instructions in English
  • Ability to learn the techniques and procedures required to care for and handle a variety of animals
  • Ability to operate a variety of equipment, such as cage washer or sterilizing equipment
  • Ability to lift and move a minimum of 50 pounds, e.g., feed bags or cages
  • Ability to work in direct contact with animals and all components of animal housing and animal research environment
  • Ability to use pipette.