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Clinical Veterinarian & Training Coordinator, Office of the Campus Veterinarian - Pullman, WA (Posted 10/10/18)

Washington State University is actively seeking applicants for a full-time permanent position of Clinical Veterinarian & Training Coordinator to serve the research and teaching community at its campus located in Pullman, Washington.

This position reports to the Assistant Director of Campus Veterinary Services of the Office of the Campus Veterinarian within the Office of Research. The WSU animal care and use program is accredited with AAALAC-International. WSU is a large land-grant institution with a diverse animal care and use program serving educators and researchers throughout the Northwest and beyond. The WSU Pullman campus is located in the heart of the Palouse Country and is a wonderful mix of diversity, enriched lifestyle, culture and rural charm. To learn more about Pullman and the surrounding area, visit  https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__pullmanchamber.com_&d=DwIFaQ&c=C3yme8gMkxg_ihJNXS06ZyWk4EJm8LdrrvxQb-Je7sw&r=TFU0MtkF8cDJccFKBORcIXJkbzIarTmS1ByD2PTgawQ&m=AyFM7CmXBD8fwOrauBNmCLN60xNR-He22Xsr8IDwJo8&s=00CrzpqD0ptGkVYIS1VfTTcGBbtE4RHHKv6tVYQ_wIs&e=.

The Clinical Veterinarian and Training Coordinator will work with other veterinary staff to develop and provide day to day administration of veterinary care to university-owned animals for the Office of the Campus Veterinarian (OCV). Position regularly exercises independent judgment and discretion in work directly related to providing adequate veterinary care and oversight to animals used in research, testing and teaching at Washington State University as mandated by federal law, regulations, accreditation standards and university policy.

In addition, this position develops and implements online & hands-on technical training sessions for WSU individuals who work with animals used for research, teaching and testing. Position extends training to all those working animals in research or a classroom setting, training in proper handling procedures, surgery & specific lab techniques, developing lesson plans and modules to prepare for accredited certification in laboratory science animal care. Position maintains inventory of training materials and equipment and coordinates the use of the animal training room. This position leads other Office of the Campus Veterinarian personnel in performing training.

Required qualifications:  Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or Veterinary Medical Doctor (VMD) degree. License to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Washington or eligibility to be licensed within 6 months of hire. Category II Accreditation from the National Veterinary Accreditation Program of the USDA or eligibility to be accredited within 6 months of hire. Three (3) years of experience directly related to small or agricultural animal, exotic, zoological or laboratory animal medicine and clinical care.

This position is open until filled. For full description of position requirements and to apply, visit www.wsujobs.com<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.wsujobs.com&d=DwIFaQ&c=C3yme8gMkxg_ihJNXS06ZyWk4EJm8LdrrvxQb-Je7sw&r=TFU0MtkF8cDJccFKBORcIXJkbzIarTmS1ByD2PTgawQ&m=AyFM7CmXBD8fwOrauBNmCLN60xNR-He22Xsr8IDwJo8&s=N6U0Ni6--LQym6S69TxPLci33fiqKdll8lYQQ_Xegvc&e=> . See posting 20134628P .

WSU is an EO/AA Educator and Employer.

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Veterinary Technician, University of Washington - Seattle, WA (posted 10/3/18)

The University of Washington, Department of Comparative Medicine, currently has an outstanding opportunity for a Veterinary Technician to be a part of a fast paced Veterinary Services team.  The employee in this research scientist/engineer 1 position will support outstanding biomedical research directed towards significant human health issues, as well as animal health.  In conjunction with our Mission Statement, these values link this position to our purposes as a department:  advancing research, training, teamwork, and integrity and trust. 

The primary purpose of this position is to support research and core programs within the Department of Comparative Medicine and the University of Washington by performing investigative work in a specific pathogen free (SPF) animal facility working with and caring for unique animal models of disease. Support for research groups requires following multiple experimental protocols and schedules established by investigators and performing experimental procedures such as blood draws, administration of experimental and clinical drugs by various routes, and surgical procedures, as well as assisting with major surgeries, performing anesthesia, and monitoring vital signs of various experimentally manipulated animals.  Species involved are varied and can include at a minimum rodents, rabbits, ferrets, dogs, pigs, birds, and fish.  

Please see the job posting, requisition 160742, on the UW Jobs website:   https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/eng/candidates/default.cfm?szCategory=jobprofile&szOrderID=160742&szCandidateID=0&szSearchWords=&szReturnToSearch=1

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Animal Technician (part time), UCSF – Oakland, CA  - (posted 9/21/18)

For more information: https://www.healthcaresource.com/cho/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.jobDetails&template=dsp_job_details.cfm&cJobId=103178

Job Summary:

Under the general supervision of the Lead Animal Technician and/or Animal Facility Manager, independently implements daily work assignments. This responsibility includes; basic animal husbandry, assembling sufficient and appropriate supplies, verifying that daily tasks are properly completed, maintaining areas according to USDA, PHS, AAALAC and Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute regulations and standards and recognizing inconsistencies in SOPs and reporting them. The animal technician acts as back up to the Lead Animal Technician for all emergency or critical situations and possesses a working knowledge of husbandry/housing situations and environmental control systems.  Demonstrates the ability to independently perform all required duties of the facility with only general supervision.

Position Requirements:

Education: High school diploma or GED required.  Prefer ALAT certification or ability to become certified in one year.

Experience: One year of applicable animal care experience in a research or animal laboratory setting.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Duties require manual dexterity, mechanical ability and conscientious attitude and concern for animals. Must be capable of lifting and moving cages, feed, supplies and equipment of at least 50 lbs. Ability to operate properly a variety of cleaning, sanitizing, sterilizing equipment (including cage washers, autoclaves, mopping, etc) must be capable of proper handling of rodents and free of animal-related allergens. Must be able to work weekends or evenings, if needed

Part Time Temporary
Day Shift: 7-noon
Hours: 25 hours/week Mon-Fri

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Assistant Director & Clinical Veterinarian, Office of the Campus Veterinarian, Washington State University - Spokane, WA (posted 8/23/18)

Washington State University is actively seeking applicants for a full-time permanent position of Assistant Director and Clinical Veterinarian to serve the research and teaching community at its branch campus located in Spokane, Washington. The Spokane campus of Washington State University serves the metropolitan Spokane area, the Inland Northwest, the state, the region and the world. It offers the educational, scientific, economic and cultural benefits that accrue from access to the services and programs of a major public land-grant research institution. For more information about WSU and the Spokane Campus - please visit https://spokane.wsu.edu/

This position reports to the Director and Attending Veterinarian of the WSU Office of the Campus Veterinarian within the Office of Research. The WSU animal care and use program is accredited with AAALAC-International. WSU is a large land-grant institution with a diverse animal care and use program serving educators and researchers. The WSU Spokane campus is located approximately 90 miles north of the main WSU Pullman, WA campus and includes faculty and instructors from the College of Medicine, College of Pharmacy, College of Nursing and more.

The Assistant Director/Clinical Veterinarian is responsible for providing day-to-day oversite and administration of veterinary care to University-owned animals within the Office of the Campus Veterinarian. This administrative professional position is also responsible for overseeing the planning, organizing and management of the WSU centralized animal housing facilities and animal care staff at WSU Spokane. Responsibilities include regularly exercising independent judgment and discretion in work directly related to providing adequate veterinary care, animal husbandry and oversight to animals used in research, teaching and testing at Washington State University as mandated by federal law, regulations, accreditation standards and university policy as set by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).

Required qualifications:  Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or Veterinary Medical Doctor (VMD) degree. License to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Washington or eligibility to be licensed within 6 months of hire. Category II Accreditation from the National Veterinary Accreditation Program of the USDA or eligibility to be accredited within 6 months of hire. Three (3) years of experience directly related to exotic animal, zoological or laboratory animal medicine and clinical care.

This position is open until filled. For full description of position requirements and instructions on how to apply, visit www.wsujobs.com . See position # 123174. WSU is an EO/AA Educator and Employer.

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Animal Technician/BSL3 position, University of Washington – Seattle, WA  (posted 8/21/18)

The Department of Comparative Medicine (DCM), University of Washington, Seattle campus, currently has an outstanding opportunity for a full time Animal Technician 3. 

The individual in this position will act as a floater to provide animal and facility care as needed within the DCM-managed facilities both on and off the main campus. 

He/she will perform skilled animal husbandry functions involving the care and feeding of animals as well as assisting with the care and maintenance of equipment. 

This individual will also perform animal husbandry and facility support duties within a BSL3/ABSL3 select agent facility.  Effort directed toward BSL3/ABSL3 job duties will vary as animal husbandry needs in the facility change over time.

Please see the job posting, requisition 157159, on the UW Jobs website:   https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/eng/candidates/default.cfm?szCategory=jobprofile&szOrderID=157159&szCandidateID=0&szSearchWords=&szReturnToSearch=1

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Fish Facilities Technician, UC San Diego – San Diego, CA  (posted 7/24/18)

JOB #94448  TO APPLY:  https://jobs.ucsd.edu/login.aspx

DESCRIPTION

Under the supervision of the Animal Facilities Manager and with work direction from lab managers and PIs, the incumbent will provide care for animals housed in the Division of Biological Sciences. Incumbent will serve primarily as the fish facility specialist with day- to-day responsibility for all aquatic species, primarily Zebrafish in Biology Buildings with support and assistance to the Quarantine Fish Room in Pacific Hall, as well as support to all satellite fish facilities. Emphasis is on the daily care, feeding, and rearing of fish, plus the facility maintenance, and maintaining and monitoring aquatic systems and environmental conditions. Consistent, clear and timely communications on health issues and/or concerns are essential.

Incumbent will be responsible for maintaining water and aquatic system operations, and reporting/recording to lab teams and supervisor. Responsible for monitoring the number of animals per cage/tank to prevent overcrowding and report population statistics. Assist investigators with administering medications and perform euthanasia as requested. May assist in collecting tissue samples. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, washing/sterilizing tanks and lab glassware, purchasing and inventory, equipment and facility cleaning and maintenance, media preparation, pest control, and facility safety compliance.

The incumbent will perform or assist with administrative duties, such as data entry for health and census, inventory and supply, facility maintenance repairs and requests, record keeping, documentation, facility orientation, etc. Assist with training of new vivarium personnel and orienting lab staff, including training and work direction of student and casual employees.

*   Must work variable schedule including weekends and holidays.

Primary work schedule for this position is Wednesday through Sunday. Must work overtime as necessary to fulfill job requirements.

*   Must be willing and able to work in areas with Odors, Mists, Humidity, and 81F degrees, the optimal fish temperature.

*   Must be able to visually observe/inspect animal behavior and appearance.

*   Must be willing and able to work in areas with biohazardous agents, radioactive isotopes, and substantial animal contact.

QUALIFICATIONS

*   Graduation from high school or a GED and three (3) years of laboratory experience OR two (2) years of college including courses in biochemistry, molecular biology, or genetics and one (1) year of laboratory experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

*   Demonstrated experience in aquaculture.

*   Skill and ability to measure and add buffers and conditioners and meticulously follow protocols to ensure consistent water quality.

*   Ability to do standard and routine daily administrative and management tasks for research and upkeep of zebrafish facility and support areas.

*   Excellent organizational skills and ability to maintain facility, supplies and equipment efficiently and properly.

*   Excellent interpersonal communication skills. Good communication skills including tact, diplomacy, and flexibility with students, staff, faculty, and visitors of various cultures and backgrounds.

*   Ability and judgment to recognize and execute tasks in consideration of set priorities with the ability to consult supervisor when priorities are unclear.

*   Demonstrated experience working with Artemia and Rotifers preferred.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

Job offer is contingent upon a satisfactory clearance based on background check results.

 

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Animal Technician, ASU Tempe – Tempe, AZ (posted 7/19/18)

Job Description - Arizona State University's Department of Animal Care and Technologies is seeking an Animal Technician. The Animal Technician will be responsible for:

  • Performing husbandry of laboratory animals, including cleaning and preparing rooms, cages and equipment, feeding and watering animals, and completing documentation related to those activities.
  • Maintaining breeding colonies, administering medical treatment according to instructions and/or assisting with research activities.
  • Working individually and as part of a team to ensure that the animal care program remains compliant with all university, state, and federal regulations.​
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Full-Time  - This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.

Close Date - 01-August-2018

Essential Duties

  • Performs daily husbandry for animals, including feeding, watering, cage changes, and completion of daily records.
  • Cleans caging, equipment, animal holding rooms and other areas of the facility.
  • Maintains a clean and orderly work environment to meet the standards of the institution.
  • Observes animal health condition and behavior of animals, reporting injuries or abnormalities to the veterinary team.
  • May administer treatments as directed.

Minimum Qualifications

One year animal husbandry experience or American Association for Laboratory Animal Science Certification as an Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved. Possession of a current Arizona Type D driver’s license is required upon employment.

Desired Qualifications

  • ​​Experience working with animals
  • Experience working with animals in a research setting
  • Evidence of effective communication skills, both verbal and written

Working Environment

  • Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled animal research laboratory setting, with potential for exposure to biohazards, chemicals, and extended periods of standing and walking.
  • Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing, and pulling of up to 50 pounds, may be required.
  • Regular activities require the ability to quickly change priorities.
  • Communicate to perform essential duties.

Department Statement - Arizona State University is an AAALAC International accredited research-intensive institution with a rapidly growing biomedical research component in addition to a well-established basic research element. The ASU Animal Care and Use Program, which includes the Department of Animal Care and Technologies, emphasizes a “compliance as a service attitude” to support both the well-being of the animals and progressive research.  The University has a diverse animal census including non-human primates, rodents, rabbits, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and other species that occupy over 70,000 square feet of animal facilities. The successful candidate will work with the Attending Veterinarian, other staff of the department, other university units, and research faculty and their staff to attend to the health of animals used in the research and teaching programs of university investigators.

Participation in the occupational health program is required; a post-offer, pre-employment physical examination at the expense of the university and arranged by the department is required.
 
The Department of Animal Care and Technologies under the Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development is committed to advancing research, innovation, entrepreneurship and economic development. We seek research funding, support faculty researchers, nurture partnerships with external partners, promote innovation and entrepreneurship, and share what we learn with the community and the world. We make discovery possible. https://research.asu.edu

ASU Statement - Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 90,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit www.asu.edu/tobaccofree

AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Employment Verification Statement - ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Background Check Statement - ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Instructions to Apply: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25620&siteid=5494#jobDetails=3556748_5494

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.
Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.
Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.
ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.
Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

 

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Veterinary Technical Crd, ASU Tempe Campus - Tempe, AZ (posted 7/16/18)

Job Description

Under the direction of the laboratory PI of the SensoriMotor Research Group (SMORG), provide professional service for the health and welfare of nonhuman primates and rodents used in neural engineering research. Current projects include development of sensorimotor neuroprostheses and noninvasive stimulation modalities.

Part-Time – Grant funded

Essential Duties

Responsible for the development and implementation of the veterinary care of animals being used by SMORG.Providing clinical and preventative medicine for animals that are undergoing invasive procedures for the implantation of test devices, headholding devices, and other surgically implanted materials. Documents the care of the animals, and provides oversight of interactions with the ASU IACUC.Will also participate in surgical planning meetings, and will help to design, evaluate, and improve surgical methods employed by the laboratory.Will be expected to be on campus part time, 2-3 days per week, with additional availability during and after surgical procedures, and in the few instances where emergency medicine is required for a primate.In surgery will be required to provide surgical anesthetic monitoring, suture closing, and additional inputs during the surgery as appropriate

Minimum Qualifications

Doctorate degree in Veterinary Medicine.   Must be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the United States and in the state of AZ.   Must also poises federal accreditation in order to issue health certificates; OR, Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

Experience with handling, veterinary care, and surgical intervention in nonhuman primates.

Experience in using problem solving and decision making skills.

Evidence of effective verbal and written communication skills.

Working Environment

Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding, and manipulating a computer mouse; required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work. May be required to wear personal protective equipment before entering laboratories including but not limited to lab coat, gloves, safety glasses, closed toe shoes, and respirator. Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds. Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts. Ability to clearly communicate verbally, read, write, see and hear to perform essential functions.

Department Statement

The School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering (SBHSE) was founded in 2009 to provide a relevant and challenging curriculum that immerses our students in progressive and exciting developments and discoveries of Biomedical Engineering and medicine. SBHSE represents the true fusion of modern medicine and modern engineering. We believe that students and faculty should be embedded in the health care communities that they serve as well as in the cutting edge research laboratories that serve as the engines of change for medicine. Given our collaborations with the Mayo Clinic, Mayo Hospitals, Phoenix Children's Hospital, Barrow Neurological Institute and Catholic Healthcare West - Arizona, Maricopa Integrated Health System, TGEN, Center for Health Information & Research, and our extensive medical industry collaborators, the students and faculty in Harrington Biomedical Engineering are players in the resource-rich health care and research environment in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area.

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 90,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit www.asu.edu/tobaccofree

AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Employment Verification Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Fingerprint Check Statement

This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

Visit: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25620&siteid=5494#jobDetails=3549808_5494

 

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Colony Manager, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, La Jolla, CA - (posted 7/10/18)

Full-time for a well-established, well-funded lab with full benefits.

Tasks include:

  • Daily mouse colony management (about 600 cages)
  • Breeding
  • Weaning
  • Tail clips for genotyping
  • Record keeping (mLIMS)
  • Injections
  • Tissue harvest
  • Weekly meetings

Growth Opportunities, as desired:

  • flow cytometry
  • biochemistry
  • molecular biology
  • animal models

TO APPLY: Please contact Human Resources at hr@lji.org (subject line Colony Technician Ley lab). Please attach your resume (maximum 2 pages including contact information of 2 references) and a cover letter.

ABOUT LJI:  In 2016 and 2017, LJI was ranked as one of the best places to work in San Diego by the San Diego Business Journal.  LJI is located in the Science Research Park on the campus of UC San Diego, with easy access to the San Diego life sciences community and all that the area has to offer. Full-time employment at LJI includes a competitive salary, medical/dental/vision benefits, paid vacation/sick leave, and employer contributions to a retirement plan (403B).

LJI provides Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) to all employees and applicants regardless of race, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, veteran status, sexual orientation, or pregnancy. This applies to all personnel practices, including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfers, educational assistance, and social and recreational programs.

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Fish Facilities Technician, UC Ssan Diego, San Diego, CA - (posted 7/10/18)

JOB #94448  TO APPLY:  https://jobs.ucsd.edu/login.aspx

DESCRIPTION:  Under the supervision of the Animal Facilities Manager and with work direction from lab managers and PIs, the incumbent will provide care for animals housed in the Division of Biological Sciences. Incumbent will serve primarily as the fish facility specialist with day- to-day responsibility for all aquatic species, primarily Zebrafish in Biology Buildings with support and assistance to the Quarantine Fish Room in Pacific Hall, as well as support to all satellite fish facilities. Emphasis is on the daily care, feeding, and rearing of fish, plus the facility maintenance, and maintaining and monitoring aquatic systems and environmental conditions. Consistent, clear and timely communications on health issues and/or concerns are essential.

Incumbent will be responsible for maintaining water and aquatic system operations, and reporting/recording to lab teams and supervisor. Responsible for monitoring the number of animals per cage/tank to prevent overcrowding and report population statistics. Assist investigators with administering medications and perform euthanasia as requested. May assist in collecting tissue samples. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, washing/sterilizing tanks and lab glassware, purchasing and inventory, equipment and facility cleaning and maintenance, media preparation, pest control, and facility safety compliance.

The incumbent will perform or assist with administrative duties, such as data entry for health and census, inventory and supply, facility maintenance repairs and requests, record keeping, documentation, facility orientation, etc. Assist with training of new vivarium personnel and orienting lab staff, including training and work direction of student and casual employees.

  • Must work variable schedule including weekends and holidays.
  • Primary work schedule for this position is Wednesday through Sunday. Must work overtime as necessary to fulfill job requirements.
  • Must be willing and able to work in areas with Odors, Mists, Humidity, and 81F degrees, the optimal fish temperature.
  • Must be able to visually observe/inspect animal behavior and appearance.
  • Must be willing and able to work in areas with biohazardous agents, radioactive isotopes, and substantial animal contact.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduation from high school or a GED and three (3) years of laboratory experience OR two (2) years of college including courses in biochemistry, molecular biology, or genetics and one (1) year of laboratory experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in aquaculture.
  • Skill and ability to measure and add buffers and conditioners and meticulously follow protocols to ensure consistent water quality.
  • Ability to do standard and routine daily administrative and management tasks for research and upkeep of zebrafish facility and support areas.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to maintain facility, supplies and equipment efficiently and properly.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills. Good communication skills including tact, diplomacy, and flexibility with students, staff, faculty, and visitors of various cultures and backgrounds.
  • Ability and judgment to recognize and execute tasks in consideration of set priorities with the ability to consult supervisor when priorities are unclear.
  • Demonstrated experience working with Artemia and Rotifers preferred.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

Job offer is contingent upon a satisfactory clearance based on background check results

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Animal Welfare Program (AWP) Specialist - Washington State University - Pullman, WA (posted 7/3/18)

Founded in 1890, Washington State University is an AAALAC accredited land-grant institution nestled in the heart of the Palouse country of Eastern Washington. WSU has a diverse animal care and use program serving educators and researchers in the College of Veterinary Medicine, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, College of Agriculture, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences and more. Please explore http://www.wsu.edu and pullmanchamber.com for more information about the university and region.

The Animal Welfare Program (AWP) Specialist will be responsible for reviewing and recommending changes to new and existing animal use protocols to ensure consistency with federal and state laws and regulations, and WSU policies as they pertain to the use of animals in research and teaching. Coordinate IACUC inspections of animal facilities and procedure spaces and prepare inspection reports; coordinate IACUC meetings, prepare agendas and maintain minutes, facilitate IACUC subcommittees, and draft policies and guidelines. Serve as a resource during USDA Animal Welfare inspections and during Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) International accreditation site visits. Coordinate corrections of deficiencies cited by regulators or accrediting bodies. Train and direct the work of the hourly employees. Work with other Office of Research Assurances (ORA) teams on projects that impact multiple units.

For full description of required qualifications, position requirements, and to apply, visit https://www.wsujobs.com/postings/38787 - Position number 86581

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Animal Technician Senor, University Animal Care, The University of Arizona - Tucson, AZ  (posted 7/3/18)

Those interested can apply through the University of Arizona job site  and enter posting number S25407. Apply on-line at https://uacareers.com/postings/search

This is the third in a series of seven classifications. The position is distinguished from the Animal Technician in that incumbents are responsible for daily care of a variety of animal species and/or are assigned advanced Cage Wash duties. Incumbents are generally assigned to perform animal care duties within in one facility, while Cage Wash activities are performed in multiple facilities. The work schedule includes participation in the Animal Care holiday rotation schedule, will include weekends, and may include compensated overtime.

University Animal Care (UAC) manages multiple centralized animal facilities at the University of Arizona and oversees the campus wide animal care and use program. UAC provides assistance to scientists, physicians, staff, and students who have received Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) approval to perform research, testing, or educational studies on animal subjects. UAC ensures humane and appropriate animal care and use by providing for the animals’ daily needs, veterinary care, and monitoring the use of the animals by principal investigators, technical personnel, and students.

With more than $606 million in research and development dollars from federal, state, and private sources, The University of Arizona currently ranks #21 among public universities in the US in overall research expenditures and #2 in physical science research. With world class faculty in fields as diverse as astronomy and space exploration, plant science, biomedical science and biotechnology, anthropology, Native peoples, business, law, philosophy, music, and dance, the UA is one of only 62 members in the Association of American Universities. The University’s main campus is situated in the heart of Tucson. Surrounded by mountains and the high Sonoran Desert, Tucson boasts a distinctive southwestern feel and enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine each year.

The UA today has over 43,000 students, and nearly 15,600 employees. The main campus has grown from its original 40 acres to more than 350 acres, and boasts the oldest continually maintained green space in Arizona. The University of Arizona offers a broad range of educational programs and support services that attract an excellent and diverse student body.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona, please click here.

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Colony Manager, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology – La Jolla, CA (posted 6/28/18)

Well-established, well-funded lab with full benefits.

Full-time

Tasks include:

  • Daily mouse colony management (about 600 cages)
  • Breeding
  • Weaning
  • Tail clips for genotyping
  • Record keeping (mLIMS)
  • Injections
  • Tissue harvest
  • Weekly meetings

Growth Opportunities, as desired:

  • flow cytometry
  • biochemistry
  • molecular biology
  • animal models

 

TO APPLY: Please contact Human Resources at hr@lji.org (subject line Colony Technician Ley lab). Please attach your resume (maximum 2 pages including contact information of 2 references) and a cover letter.

ABOUT LJI:  In 2016 and 2017, LJI was ranked as one of the best places to work in San Diego by the San Diego Business Journal.  LJI is located in the Science Research Park on the campus of UC San Diego, with easy access to the San Diego life sciences community and all that the area has to offer. Full-time employment at LJI includes a competitive salary, medical/dental/vision benefits, paid vacation/sick leave, and employer contributions to a retirement plan (403B).

LJI provides Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) to all employees and applicants regardless of race, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, veteran status, sexual orientation, or pregnancy. This applies to all personnel practices, including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfers, educational assistance, and social and recreational programs.

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IBC Specialist, Office of Research Integrity and Assurance – Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ – (posted 6/22/18)

The IBC Specialist will also serve as back-up to the IACUC Coordinator. 

 You can search the job here: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25620&siteid=5494#home <https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25620&siteid=5494#home> ;  Req ID: 42963BR.  Or you should be able to access it directly through this link: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25620&siteid=5494#jobDetails=3535391_5494 <https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25620&siteid=5494#jobDetails=3535391_5494> .

 Additional information:

·         Salary Range $34,992 - $40,000 per year; DOE

·         Close Date 05-July-2018

Essential Duties

o   Acts as administrative resource to ASU researchers and staff to provide assistance, guidance and counseling during development, pre-submission administrative review, management, authorization and submissions of protocols for review and approval.

o   Consults with staff, faculty and others to provide technical advice, problem solving assistance, and answer questions about area of assignment to ensure ongoing compliance with all applicable regulatory controls including, but not limited to: sponsor, ABOR, university, state and federal regulations.

o   Coordinates meetings, prepares agenda and material to meet distribution deadlines; performs follow up as needed

o   Records meeting activities; maintains files of expectations, discussions, agreements and outcomes

o   Responds to questions raised during committee meetings on an as-needed basis; researches information as appropriate/needed as follow up

o   Reviews materials with Committee Chair and ORIA Director for accuracy/completeness

o   Monitors and expedites review of existing and new protocols

o   Assists with reviewing and implementation of forms, policies and standard operating procedures needed

o   Investigates, interprets and provides guidance to faculty and staff on regulations related to area of assignment.

o   Identifies area of focus for education topics and provides outreach training/workshops/seminars for the University community on policies, procedures system enhancements for area of assignment.

o   Informs director of issues raised by regulatory committee or investigators

o   Maintains all applicable protocol records and files. Provides solutions to problems presented by lower level staff and recommends changes to methods or procedures to management, utilizing knowledge of best practices and principles.

o   Develops and prepares routine area specific reports and contributes to department information gathering initiatives as they arise

o   Performs other duties as assigned

o   Actual job responsibilities may vary depending upon area assignment.

Minimum Qualifications

o   Bachelor's degree required and one year general office / administrative work experience,  Any equivalent combination of experience, and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

o   Experience with animal welfare and biological materials research compliance.

o   Experience providing support to Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee and Institutional Biosafety Committee.

o   Experience processing research compliance protocols.

o   Experience researching regulations related to compliance areas.

o   Demonstrated knowledge of responsible conduct in research regulations.

o   Experience in problem-solving skills.

o   Experience with computer applications and information dissemination technology

o   Evidence of effective communication skills

o   Demonstrated working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and comfortable working in computer database systems and other information dissemination technology

 

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Associate Scientist (Training and Vet Care Program Manager) - Amgen, Thousand Oaks, CA (posted 6/19/18)

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people’s lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world’s leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.

The Comparative Research and Integrated Discovery Safety Pharmacology Department (CAR-IDSP) is currently seeking an experienced veterinary technician and a process-oriented and motivated team player to serve as an Associate Scientist with emphasis on training program coordination and veterinary care management. This dynamic team is charged with managing all aspects of  health care for a research colony.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide scientific and technical support to multiple therapeutic areas for in vivo studies, and overseeing a technical training program. Lead clinical case triage, follow-up and treatment under the direction of the site veterinarian
  • Perform and assist with technical manipulations and specialized care
  • Ensure appropriate scheduling of training events and competency assessments
  • Assist in training manual (guidance document) creation, review and revision
  • Maintain and manage proper documentation of all training and competency events
  • Develop a program of education for individual trainers and competency assessors
  • Manage e-learning training modules associated with CAR-IDSP access and IACUC
  • Responsible as principal investigator for IACUC training protocols and supply management
  • Responsible for conducting training and competency assessment as appropriate
  • Provide innovation/opportunities of technique refinement and new techniques
  • Serve as a training liaison between Amgen and external CAR-IDSP partners for operations and technical training
  • Assist in on-boarding new hires and C-CAR in vivo users

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree and 2 years of scientific experience OR Bachelor’s degree and 4 years of scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in science or related science field
  • In vivo experience
  • Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) certification 
  • AALAS certification at the LATG level and/or other laboratory certifications
  • Previous clinical experience in a research setting
  • Experience conducting hands on training of staff
  • Possess strong leadership and interpersonal skills; can communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Self-motivated, able to work independently, highly organized with a strong attention to detail
  • Ability to handle multiple (multi-task) and changing priorities along with fluctuations in the work load
  • High proficiency with basic and advanced techniques (dosing, blood collection)
  • Working knowledge of The Guide, USDA regulations, AAALAC and veterinary best practices

Ready to Apply for the Job?

Job Req Number:  R-55568

Please apply online at Amgen Careers – Overview

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Attending Veterinarian, Seattle Childrens Research Institute - Seattle, WA  (posted 5/30/18)

Seattle Children’s Research Institute has an excellent opportunity for an Attending Veterinarian position in our growing downtown Seattle research campus: https://careers-seattlechildrens.icims.com/jobs/27597/attending-veterinarian/job

Overview: Serve as Attending Veterinarian in the Office of Animal Care (OAC) and support the animal care and use program by providing veterinary care, in conjunction with the clinical veterinarian and veterinary technicians, to research animals including laboratory mice and rats, guinea pigs, rabbits, swine, wild rodents, and zebrafish. Regularly interact with colleagues fulfilling key regulatory responsibilities, the site Institutional Care and Use Committee (IACUC), and representatives of outside regulatory agencies including the USDA. Assure that the condition and care of the animal facility is in compliance with institutional standards and policies; local, state, and federal regulations; and AAALAC guidelines. Oversee the animal use training program by providing assistance with, and recommendations and training on, animal handling, laboratory techniques, sedation, analgesia, anesthesia, surgical and post-surgical care, and euthanasia. Provide diagnostic necropsy and coordinate pathological analysis of animals as needed. Oversee animal imports/exports and the sentinel program.

Required Education/Experience:

- Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (DVM/VMD) from an American Veterinary Medical Association accredited College of Veterinary Medicine.

- At least five (5) years training and experience in laboratory animal medicine.

Required Credentials:

- Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in Washington State.

Preferred:

- ACLAM board eligible or certified.

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Clinical Veterinary Technician, Oregon National Primate Research Center, Oregon Health & Science University - Portland, OR  (posted 5/17/18)

Oregon Health & Science University, a nationally recognized academic health center, provides an uncommon array of clinical services, education and research opportunities. We are currently seeking an extraordinary individual to fill this position at the Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC). As one of the seven National Primate Research Centers in the United States, our mandate as a Center is to provide Nonhuman Primate (NHP) resources for the very best scientific programs, both within the Oregon Health & Science University community and beyond. We are located in Beaverton, Oregon, approximately 12 miles west of Portland and home to approximately 5000 nonhuman primates (NHPs).

Position Purpose:

The Clinical Veterinary Technician 1 assists in providing clinical care, nursing support and husbandry for a variety of laboratory research animals at the Oregon National Primate Research Center. This is the first level of a three-level series. It is distinguished from the higher levels by reduced responsibility for performing complex animal care protocols and veterinary diagnostic and treatment procedures. At this level, there is an emphasis on animal health, hospitalized patient care, and training. Work may involve an ABSL3 facility.

Qualifications:

•             State certification through the Veterinary Medical Examining Board as a Veterinary Technician AND Certification by the American Association for Lab Animal Science at the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) level within one year of employment. A valid Driver's License and the ability to drive DCM/ONPRC vehicles on and off campus.

•             High School Diploma or GED.

•             1 year experience caring for animals in a veterinary hospital including 6 months in a clinical position.

•             Demonstrated competence in standard veterinary clinical care, particularly wound management and IV fluid therapy; ability to communicate effectively in oral and written formats; ability to interact in a positive, productive manner with veterinary, scientific, and technical staff; work efficiently and skillfully, with a variety of diverse staff and in difficult and stressful situations; basic skills in Word and Excel; ability to prioritize work demands.

Preferred:

•             Experience in the health care of experimental animals in a research setting.

•             Demonstrated experience operating a variety of equipment used in clinical practice including, but not limited to gas anesthetic machines, ventilators, pulse oximeters and CO2 monitors, IV fluid pumps on a wide variety of animals; veterinary nursing skills for intensive care patients; excellent eye-hand coordination.

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply.

For more information and to apply online visit www.ohsujobs.com, refer to recruitment IRC67353.

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IACUC ADMINISTRATOR, UCDavis - Davis - CA (posted 4/18/18)

UC Davis has a current opening for the IACUC Administrator position.  Applications must be submitted by 05-01-2018 for consideration.

The job posting can be accessed via the following link: https://www.employment.ucdavis.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/search/SearchRe...  -  Requisition number 03021239. 

If you have questions regarding the position, please feel free to contact Donna Routley (dmroutley@ucdavis.edu)  or 530-752-3174 - Interim IACUC Administrator. 

Position Summary:

Under direction of the Executive Associate Vice Chancellor for Research (EAVC), retains overall responsibility for the day-to-day IACUC office operations, support of IACUC functions, and the delegation of duties and supervision of those providing these services.

Serves as an information resource for the IACUC, UC Davis faculty, staff students, IO and other senior administrators about issues regarding the care and use of research and teaching animals. Manages the day to day operations and administration of the IACUC. Administers the annual IACUC budget, prepares budget analyses and proposals for the Executive Associate Vice Chancellor for Research.

Supervises the IACUC staff and provides the direction, analytical skills, knowledge, and continuity that are required for the IACUC to continue to fulfill its mandated responsibilities and to maintain UC Davis' AAALAC accreditation. 

 

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Animal Technician Sr, University Animal Care, University of Arizona - Tucson (posted 4/16/18)

University Animal Care at The University of Arizona in Tucson has an immediate opening for an Animal Technician Senor position.

Those interested can apply through the University of Arizona job site  and enter posting number S24273. Apply on-line at https://uacareers.com/postings/search

This is the third in a series of seven classifications. The position is distinguished from the Animal Technician in that incumbents are responsible for daily care of a variety of animal species and/or are assigned advanced Cage Wash duties. Incumbents are generally assigned to perform animal care duties within in one facility, while Cage Wash activities are performed in multiple facilities. The work schedule includes participation in the Animal Care holiday rotation schedule, will include weekends, and may include compensated overtime.

University Animal Care (UAC) manages multiple centralized animal facilities at the University of Arizona and oversees the campus wide animal care and use program. UAC provides assistance to scientists, physicians, staff, and students who have received Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) approval to perform research, testing, or educational studies on animal subjects. UAC ensures humane and appropriate animal care and use by providing for the animals’ daily needs, veterinary care, and monitoring the use of the animals by principal investigators, technical personnel, and students.

With more than $606 million in research and development dollars from federal, state, and private sources, The University of Arizona currently ranks #21 among public universities in the US in overall research expenditures and #2 in physical science research. With world class faculty in fields as diverse as astronomy and space exploration, plant science, biomedical science and biotechnology, anthropology, Native peoples, business, law, philosophy, music, and dance, the UA is one of only 62 members in the Association of American Universities. The University’s main campus is situated in the heart of Tucson. Surrounded by mountains and the high Sonoran Desert, Tucson boasts a distinctive southwestern feel and enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine each year.

The UA today has over 43,000 students, and nearly 15,600 employees. The main campus has grown from its original 40 acres to more than 350 acres, and boasts the oldest continually maintained green space in Arizona. The University of Arizona offers a broad range of educational programs and support services that attract an excellent and diverse student body.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona visit: www.whyua.arizona.edu/

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Attending Veterinarian, University of Idaho - Moscow, ID (posted 4/3/18)

Division/College: University Research (Div)

Employee Category: Exempt

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:  The Attending Veterinarian (AV) is responsible for providing direct or delegated veterinary care for all animals used in research, testing, teaching, and outreach across the main University of Idaho campus and all University of Idaho satellite locations to ensure the health and welfare of animals and compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and policies. The AV serves as the regulatory Attending Veterinarian and a standing voting member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC). The AV plans, develops, directs, and implements all aspects of the veterinary care program. Reporting to the Director of Research Assurances, the AV is accountable to the Vice President for Research and Economic Development and is responsible for supervision of the Laboratory Animal Research Facility (LARF).

Minimum Qualifications:

* DVM, VMD, or equivalent degree from an AVMA-accredited institution, or certification from either the AVMA/ECFVG, AAVSB/PAVE, or other equivalent foreign graduate equivalency program.

* Three years licensed veterinary experience, including post-graduate experience in laboratory animal care and medicine.

* License to practice veterinary medicine in Idaho, or eligibility for Idaho licensure with the application submitted within the first 10 days of hire.

* USDA certification for issuance of health certificates in Idaho, or eligibility for USDA certification with the application submitted within the first 10 days of hire.

* Controlled substance registrations with the DEA and Idaho State Board of Pharmacy, or eligibility for registrations with the applications submitted within the first 10 days of hire.

* After hour on-call availability for emergency animal care consultation and response.

Preferred Qualifications:

* Strong clinical, diagnostic, and surgical skills with a variety of small and large laboratory animal species.

* Excellent knowledge of animal welfare regulations and contemporary practices in animal health, care, and use.

* Strong written and verbal communication skills.

* Strong managerial and supervisory skills.

* Diplomate, American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine

* Prior veterinary experience at an academic research institution.

* Completion of a residency in laboratory animal medicine.

* Prior veterinary experience with farm animals, birds, aquatics, and other wildlife.

* Experience at an AAALAC accredited institution or with AAALAC accreditation process.

* Prior experience working with animal biosafety levels 1-3.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Posting Number: SP001743P

Posting Date: 03/30/2018

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:  Preferential review of applicants to begin on April 30, 2018.

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

To apply, please visit: https://uidaho.peopleadmin.com/postings/20952

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Laboratory Animal Research Associate, Caribou Biosciences Inc – Berkley, CA (posted 3/19/18)

Caribou Biosciences, Inc. is a leading company in CRISPR genome engineering located in Berkeley, CA. Caribou's tools and technologies provide transformative capabilities to therapeutic development, agricultural biotechnology, industrial biotechnology, and basic and applied biological research. The five-year-old company has developed a best-in-class CRISPR genome engineering technology platform and has a leading intellectual property position.

 

Caribou is seeking an experienced Animal Technician to join its R&D team at its facility in the Bay Area. The candidate must be motivated, enthusiastic, professional and committed to working as a team player. The ideal candidate enlists confidence, comfort and a working knowledge of laboratory animals, with a background in animal husbandry, restraint and handling. In addition, experience with injection and blood draw techniques, along with rodent surgery and anesthesia experience is desirable. The candidate must have the ability to effectively communicate with coworkers, take direction from supervisors, and be accountable for their actions. They must possess a strong attention to detail and always strive to perform quality work. This is an excellent opportunity to utilize and advance the ideal candidate’s laboratory animal skills in a progressive, state-of-the-art and diverse facility.

 

Requirements

Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in life sciences

Minimum of 1 year of demonstrated experience working with rodents in a research laboratory setting

Must demonstrate a commitment to quality care of laboratory animals

Ability to read, record and communicate information

Able to work independently without supervision

Experience with IVIS imaging or equivalent

Experience with intravenous tail-vein injections

Experience with GLP working environment

Experience with cell culture

Ability to work overtime and weekends as required

LATG certified preferred

Able to travel from corporate headquarters to facility in Bay Area

 

Caribou Biosciences, Inc. is a dynamic start-up company, and the successful candidate must have the ability and desire to work in a fast-paced environment. For more information, please visit www.cariboubio.com. Caribou is on Twitter. Sign up to follow our Twitter feed @CaribouBio.

 

Caribou offers a comprehensive compensation package, as well as generous paid time off in addition to Company-observed holidays. The Company provides medical, dental, and vision insurance, along with a 401(k) retirement savings plan which includes matching employer contributions. Caribou promotes a culture in which employees are respected and rewarded for hard work, innovation, personal initiative, and teamwork.

 

Caribou is an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, citizenship, political activity or affiliation, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition (as defined under California law), veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex or gender (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), taking or requesting statutorily protected leave, or any other basis protected by law. In addition, Caribou prohibits the harassment of any individual on any of the bases listed above or any other characteristics protected under federal, state, or local laws.

 

Direct applicants only. No agencies please.

 

For more information visit: https://cariboubio.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=42

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Research Specialist (Veterinary Technician) - University Animal Care, University of Arizona - Tucson, AZ  (posted 2/8/18)        

FTE: 1.0

Tentative Start Date:  ASAP

Position Summary:

The incumbent will serve as a veterinary para-professional for University Animal Care, report to the UAC Associate Director, and: 1) provide clinical care for a variety of small and large lab animal species; 2) participate in surgeries, anesthesia, and intensive and postoperative care; 3) provide support and coverage to all Veterinary Service units (Clinical, Surgical, Farm Animal, Pathology) as needed; 4) maintain standard operating procedures and training materials; 5) work with investigators and research staff regarding the healthcare and management of lab animal species; and 6) work closely with UAC veterinarians and veterinary para-professionals to ensure that adequate veterinary care is provided. The incumbent will ensure that research protocols are followed, animal health records are maintained, and all applicable policies and regulations are adhered to. This position will be required to work nights, evenings, and/or weekends based on project needs. 

Responsibilities:

  • Performs clinical health rounds to observe the health and well-being of laboratory animals and reports abnormalities to the facility veterinarian. 
  • Acts independently and with sound judgment to triage new clinical cases for appropriate veterinary care
  • Assists investigators and/or veterinarians with surgeries including anesthesia monitoring, administration medication including injections and in house clinical pathology. 
  • Provides post-operative care ensuring recovery from anesthesia is satisfactory and incisions and sutures are intact. 
  • Performs emergency and critical care support under the direction of the veterinarian. 
  • Administers medication and treatments as directed. Evaluates responses to treatment. 
  • Collects biological samples for diagnostic analysis and evaluation. 
  • Assists with necropsy procedures. 
  • Maintains pertinent health records (written and electronic) on laboratory animals; this includes general health, date of birth, vaccinations, medications, and other relevant health data. 
  • Keeps records of medications, supplies, and special services rendered. 
  • Maintains veterinary care areas including cleaning, inventory, ordering and stocking supplies, crash carts and kits. 
  • Performs training in standard veterinary and research technical procedures to a variety of audiences. 
  • Assists the veterinary staff in assuring compliance with applicable state and federal laws, regulations, and institutional policies pertaining to biomedical and agricultural research using animals.  

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND two years related research experience; OR, Six years research experience appropriate to the area of assignment; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.  

Additional Minimum Qualifications:

  • None

Preferred Qualifications

  • Arizona Veterinary Medical Association certification as a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) and 2 years' experience. 
  • American Association for Laboratory Animal Science certification as a Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) and 3 years' experience as a veterinary technician. 
  • Academy of Surgical Research certification (SRT, SRA, SRS). 
  • Experience caring for a variety of large and small animal models;
  • Clinical, surgical, anesthesia, and/or intensive care experience is desirable.  

To apply, visit: https://uacareers.com/postings/26195

 

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IACUC Training & Applications Analyst - University of San Francisco, CA  (posted 1/20/18)

The University of California San Francisco is seeking motivated individuals to work in the IACUC program.  The UCSF IACUC office supports the Committee via protocol preparation, correspondence with investigators, post-approval monitoring, training for laboratory staff and regulatory compliance.

For more information, or to apply, do not respond to this email, but instead, follow this link:   http://bit.ly/2EoITSs

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training
• Thorough knowledge and ability to apply all relevant Federal and state, regulations, policies, and federal guidance documents
• Thorough knowledge and experience with quantitative and qualitative research design; scientific research concepts and terminology
• Proficiency in written communications 
• Proficient in use of common computer programs (Word; Excel) 
• Experience and ability for hands-on work with common laboratory animals including mice, rats and larger animals
• Demonstrated self-discipline and sound, independent judgment completing complex assignments

Note: Physical/health screening, fingerprinting and background check required. 

Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training
• Veterinary technician license
• AALAS Laboratory Animal Technologist
• Certification as a Certified Professional IACUC Administrator (CPIA)
• Demonstrated proficiency in public speaking
• Demonstrated prior experience as a trainer in academic, research or other professional setting
• Demonstrated experience in working with a diverse population to train animal handling techniques and/or implement compliance with applicable regulations

UCSF is an accredited institution with the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation for Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC). UCSF is an accredited institution with the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation for Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC), a voluntary accreditation organization. 

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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Animal Technicians - Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ  (posted 1/24/18)

ASU offers competitive salaries and benefits packages, including tuition waivers.  Come work and live where the sun shines and it’s warm 350 days a year.  Today, and for the next couple of months, it will be 70 and sunny, except for a few, welcomed, rainy days.  No shoveling, no scraping, no freezing!  Cost of living is low and opportunities are high!

To apply, go to https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__cfo.asu.edu_applicant&d=DwIFaQ&c=l45AxH-kUV29SRQusp9vYR0n1GycN4_2jInuKy6zbqQ&r=njBPROcSsSXjZ9UwN3YhgwlawqsXvz7NRu9kjjJSSp0&m=Lmq5mFdALbV6Mj3beYVm0A6kseH6Fgs7lPqvYedeqg0&s=lGMLEdlMpfq-Cc48eUKChqUfbKY0RKkWP0xUUQ-PJeY&e= , then click on “External staff job opportunities” at the bottom of that page.  On the page that opens, search over the words “animal technician”.  Carefully follow the “To Apply” instructions in the staff requisition.

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Veterinary Technician – Caltech – Pasadena, CA (posted 1/22/18)

This exciting position is responsible for providing support for veterinary care of laboratory animals, training of new staff and researchers in animal procedures, maintenance of quality control and health surveillance programs, as well as ensuring compliance with regulatory guidelines. Emphasis is on humane care and welfare of the animals. Position supports biomedical research focused on human and animal health.

Basic Qualifications: AA degree, preferably in animal science, biology or related field, and Registered Veterinary Technician in California with 6 months experience as a veterinary technician in a laboratory animal facility or veterinary practice. Ability to communicate clearly in English by phone, in writing and in person. Ability to understand technical language including veterinary medical and genetic terminology is essential. Ability to work weekends and holidays required.  Good computer skills, including knowledge of Office 365, iPad use, Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Ability to lift 50 lbs and perform other physical tasks including but not limited to frequent bending, reaching, lifting animal feed and cages, sitting, typing, pushing lab carts, climbing stairs and step ladders.

Preferred Qualifications: Candidates with a BS degree and AALAS certification will be given preference.

The following is a list of benefits available to Caltech Staff employees:  Vacation days, holidays and sick leave; medical, dental and vision insurance plans; personal accident insurance; long term disability; health care and dependent car spending accounts; 403(b) and a retirement plan; tuition support; direct deposit and membership to the Caltech Credit Union onsite.

 

This is a full-time position. Salary is commensurate with applicant’s experience and qualifications. To be considered for this outstanding opportunity, please visit our web site and apply on line at: https://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm03/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=CALTECH&cws=37&rid=3455

 

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Lab Manager, Tsao Lab – Caltech – Pasadena, CA  (posted 1/22/18)

Job Summary:  We are seeking a Lab Manager for the Tsao Lab at Caltech, in Pasadena, CA. The candidate should have experience in one or more of the following: animal husbandry, animal surgery, animal behavior and or training, biomedical research, and laboratory management. An interest in working with non-human primates is an absolute must. Personal qualities essential for this job include: sense of responsibility, excellent organizational skills, love for working with animals, and desire to contribute to understanding the brain. Preference for candidates with a BS. We are open to both candidates seeking a long-term job as well as highly-motivated students who want to gain lab experience for a few years before applying to graduate/medical school. Salary negotiable depending on experience.

Our Lab: The Tsao lab (http://tsaolab.caltech.edu/) studies the neural mechanisms underlying vision in non-human primates and mice. We study questions related to object recognition, spatial perception, memory, and consciousness. We use multiple approaches including functional MRI (fMRI), electrophysiology, widefield and two-photon imaging, and mathematical modeling. A possibility exists for a highly motivated candidate to pursue an independent research project while performing lab manager duties.

Work with Non-Human Primates: The job will involve hands-on coordination of our animal colony (overseeing the health and welfare of the animals, interfacing with animal care and veterinary staff), assisting with surgeries and anesthesia, preparing and administering medications, and training animals on behavioral tasks.

Research and Management: The Lab Manager will assist with fMRI experiments and other ongoing projects in the lab. Responsibilities also include purchasing and maintenance of equipment and supplies and maintenance of laboratory records. The Lab Manager also coordinates projects with other offices and labs on campus to ensure compliance and safety.

For more information or to apply, please email Doris Tsao (dortsao@caltech.edu). Please include a CV and contacts of at least two references in your application.

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Research Specialist (Veterinary Technician) - University of Arizona - Tucson, AZ  (posted 1/19/18)

UAC Veterinary Services has the following position open for a veterinary technician.  The full posting may be viewed here:  https://uacareers.com/postings/26195

Posting Number: S24476

Job Description:  The incumbent will serve as a veterinary para-professional for University Animal Care, report to the UAC Associate Director, and: 1) provide clinical care for a variety of small and large lab animal species; 2) participate in surgeries, anesthesia, and intensive and postoperative care; 3) provide support and coverage to all Veterinary Service units (Clinical, Surgical, Farm Animal, Pathology) as needed; 4) maintain standard operating procedures and training materials; 5) work with investigators and research staff regarding the healthcare and management of lab animal species; and 6) work closely with UAC veterinarians and veterinary para-professionals to ensure that adequate veterinary care is provided. The incumbent will ensure that research protocols are followed, animal health records are maintained, and all applicable policies and regulations are adhered to. This position will be required to work nights, evenings, and/or weekends based on project needs.

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Animal Health Technician - Chapman University - Irvine, CA (posted 1/17/18)

Title: Animal Health Technician

Department: Office of Research

Application Link: https://chapman.peopleadmin.com/postings/13408

An Animal Health Technician Position is available in the Office of Research’s Rinker Campus Vivarium Facility. The Office of Research manages 4,000 sq. ft. of OLAW-Assured rodent vivarium facilities at the Rinker Health Science Campus. Research and teaching activities supported by the Office of Research include pharmacological research, infectious disease, cancer biology, nutrition and metabolism studies, orthopedic research, therapeutics, toxicology and teaching activities to support a diverse program of learning. The vivarium exists to provide state-of-art care and support for the animal models component of these studies and this position will be integral to facilitating research activities at Chapman University that utilize animal models.

Duties include: (1) daily animal care; (2) monitoring health, census, environmental parameters, and biosecurity measures associated with research animal management, and problem solving when variations in these measurements are not within acceptable standards; (3) coordinating & advising on equipment and disposable supply needs for maintenance of animal health and in accordance with SOP’s; (4) attending investigator staff meetings when appropriate to be apprised of ongoing studies; (5) participating in preparation and QA monitoring of sterile materials required to ensure animal biosecurity; (6) assisting with active research protocols as necessary; (7) other duties as required.

Please forward to interested candidates. Questions can be sent directly to me at dlopez@chapman.edu.

 

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Attending Veterinarian, University of Washington – Seattle, WA (posted 10/5/17)

The University of Washington is a premier research institution with demonstrated commitment and successful in biomedical research.  The Attending Veterinarian (AV) will serve a critical purpose to ensure appropriate animal care and welfare as the University fulfills its mission of teaching, research, and service.

The purpose of this position is to provide veterinary oversight and support for the animal care and use program at the University. This position performs a critical function to support excellent animal care and welfare within the context of the University's highly successful biomedical research program.  The Attending Veterinarian reports to the Institutional Official who has ultimate authority over the program. The role of the attending veterinarian is a critical role in meeting regulatory requirements and ensuring that our program is in alignment with regulations and standards of veterinary care for all vertebrate animals that are used in research, teaching and testing at the UW.

This position routinely interacts across a wide variety of University stakeholders. In addition to supporting and being a member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, the AV will interact and support Department of Comparative Medicine, Washington National Primate Research Center, Environmental Health and Safety, Facilities, and the research enterprise at large including Chairs, Deans, Primary Investigators, Laboratory Technicians and animal caregivers.  The AV reports to the Institutional Official who is the Executive Director for Health Science Administration, who reports to the University Provost.

This position is multi-dimensional and requires knowledge and expertise in laboratory animal medicine in a complex, high-performing research institution.  Excellent interpersonal skills are necessary to work effectively with animal care staff and members of the University research community. It is a required position within the University according to the Animal Welfare Act and our Assurance with the Public Health Service Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare. The Attending Veterinarian will work closely with the Office of Animal Welfare to meet these goals.

Link to position information and application process:

https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/eng/candidates/default.cfm?szCategory=jobprofile&szOrderID=149243&szCandidateID=0&szSearchWords=&szReturnToSearch=1