Animal Care Assistant 1

California, United States
26 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
26 Dec 2018
Contract Type
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.