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Kelly Services Animal Technician - Cage Wash / Animal Husbandry, La Jolla, CA in La Jolla, California

Animal Technician - Cage Wash / Animal Husbandry, San Diego, CA

Are you looking to start your career as an Animal Technician? One of our top clients in beautiful La Jolla is hiring entry-level candidates for their research facility. You'll join a caring team and learn how to care for small animals and gain exposure to them in a research capacity. If you have previous experience with cage washing, breeding and weaning, dosing, surgery, and humane euthanasia with animals, consider applying today!

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide routine animal husbandry tasks; including breeding and weaning, watering and feeding animals, checking cages daily for food and water; reporting sick / dead animals to supervisor or AHT.

  • Perform euthanasia and disposal of dead animals; clean and sanitize cages, pans, lids, etc; sweep, mop, and sanitize floors, walls, sinks, etc.

  • Maintain specified records on assigned animals; perform tail cuts; & perform various animal identification procedures, including tattoos, ear clips / tags and ear punch.

  • Administer medication/treatment and as needed.

  • Restrain animals for various technical procedures; perform euthanasia (CO2); shipping and receiving animals.

  • Perform other duties as required.

Job Requirements:

  • Sensitivity to the needs of caged laboratory animals in compliance with AAALAC standards.

  • Skills and knowledge in the provision of care and husbandry to transgenic animals and other immuno-compromised animals.

  • Skill and knowledge to apply principles of sanitizing and disinfecting cages in compliance with AAALAC standards.

  • Skill to operate and maintain mechanical equipment: Autoclaves, cage washers, vehicles, janitorial equipment, etc.

  • Ability to follow written and oral direction, complete assignments in a timely manner including the ability to be thorough in performing assigned tasks.

  • Good interpersonal and organizational skills to effectively communicate with other lab personnel.

  • Skill in the humane methods of euthanasia (CO2) in lab animals, including the appropriate disposal of dead animals.

  • Working knowledge of laws and regulations that govern the housing and management of laboratory animals as applied to the University of California.

  • Knowledge of breeding/weaning of animals.

  • Work variable schedule including weekends and holidays

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