Animal Science Technician

Animal Science Technician, San Francisco, CA

Long-Term Contract position

Pay Rate: $20/hour

Duties include cleaning cages, racks, and cage accessories, loading tunnel or rack washers, filling cages with bedding, proper disposal of waste, tracking equipment inventory, operation of autoclaves and other facility related equipment. Incumbent may participate in on-the-job training programs to learn about proper care and handling of research animals including delivering food and water in accordance to established procedures, maintaining equipment and animal housing areas according to standard operating procedures and federal and state regulations. Perform record keeping duties such as per-diems records, feed logs, temperature/humidity charts, animal receipt and disposition logs, perform computer related duties/assignments.

Animal Care or Equipment or Facility Sanitation
Change cages, feed and water a variety of animals (rats and mice) used in medical research
Change racks per schedule
Set up rooms for incoming animals
Facility/Equipment Sanitization
Sanitizes Cages, Racks, and other equipment
Empties and disposes of used bedding and other materials
Safely loads and operates Tunnel/Rack Washer according to SOP.
Fills cages with clean bedding, replenishes supply containers, and cleans work area daily
Performs room and work area sanitization daily
Prepares transport cart with feed bags, bedding, cage supplies, water bottles or other items necessary for transport to husbandry areas.
Animal Health
Learn to recognize sick and unhealthy animals, generate electronic health report using correct terminology as instructed
Weigh and identify animals in accordance to regulations
Learn technical skills such as injections and venipuncture

Room/Area Disinfection/Sanitation
Disinfect and sanitize rooms using different agents in and around animals rooms prior to receipt of animals and during their setup on a scheduled basis
Utilize autoclaves to sterilize cages, bedding and water bottles

Transport animals and caging equipment to satellites

Record Keeping
Perform record keeping duties such as per diem records, feed logs, temperatures and humidity charts, animal receipt and disposition logs and or equipment

Ability to use small hand tools to repair cages and racks
Perform minor equipment maintenance 9e.g.automatic watering systems, water filters, etc.

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About Kelly®

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