Animal Care Technician (South San Francisco, CA)

Animal Care Technician

South San Francisco, CA


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An entry level Animal Care Technician position is available with the Vivarium Team at biotech research lab. This biotech company conducts first-in-class preclinical research through innovative approaches to animal housing, facility management and contract research. This position requires the candidate to be highly motivated and work independently in a fast-paced work environment. Must have excellent customer service skills.

Education Requirements

  • Requires a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Able to use computer, familiar with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Legible writing skills and ability to keep well-documented, accurate work records.
  • Demonstrated proficiency and accuracy in basic mathematical computation i.e. addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Able to work in a high-paced, quality service environment.
  • Must be detail oriented and able to multi-task.
  • Ability to apply principles of sanitation and disinfection.
  • Must have a general understanding of the importance of ethical use of animals in research.
  • After training, able to perform assigned tasks without supervision.
  • After training, able to operate and maintain equipment related with animal care.
  • Flexible to adjust work schedule to accommodate varying workloads. Flexibility to work varying schedules, including weekends, holiday, and evenings to accommodate business needs.
  • Excellent work ethic and must be a team player.

Physical Demands

  • Dexterity of physical condition to operate all job duties.
  • Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone.
  • Seeing to read a variety of materials.
  • Sitting for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to lift more than 50 Ibs.


Key Tasks Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the physical environment for a group of assigned laboratory animals and provide routine husbandry.
  • Keep vivarium supervisors and managers and upper management abreast of vivarium operations.
  • Work with cage and rack washer and autoclave machines.
  • Perform routine animal health observation.
  • Receive animals and maintain records of animal delivery from vendors.
  • Maintain facility cleanliness.
  • Maintain vivarium areas in accordance with company policies, standard operating procedures, and NIH guidelines.
  • Maintain accurate supply and equipment inventories for assigned areas of the vivarium and storage rooms, which includes receiving and distributing various shipments of different weights.
  • Maintain accurate records in a legible and organized manner health checking and facility records


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About Kelly Services®

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