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Laboratory Animal Technician

Redwood City, CA 94063

Posted: 09/18/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Scientific Job Number: 583920 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

  • Top Skills:
  • Lab Animal Tech Experience
  • Knowledge in Microsoft Office/Emails/Calendar
  • HS Diploma

The Laboratory Animal Technician performs semi-routine or diversified work that requires the ability to differentiate established principles and practices from unique occurrences which may necessitate adapting or modifying methods. Additional specific responsibilities as they pertain to their area of assignment may include, but are not limited to carrying out critical phases of various procedures such as the following: May be required to breed and develop animal colonies, collect tissue samples and collect data for routine operations

Work with others in scheduling and carrying out established standard biological assays and present the results as written notes or verbal reports; Perform such tests and assays using appropriate equipment and techniques in areas of biology, pharmacokenetics, simple chemistry, microbiology, and immunology

Prepare animals and samples for testing, observe tests, and detect and report responses

Perform support duties that involve animal health maintenance, i.e. sentinel program, water and feed evaluation, sanitation sampling and testing, and other related tests, as required

May be required to correlate and calculate related data, summarize and record test results and assays

Dissection and removal of internal organs and/or tissues, limited necropsies under managerial direction/supervision, preparation of specimens for archiving, and quality control checks

Processing tissue and excreta samples from laboratory animals; handling of radio-labeled test materials. Under supervision, may assist with the writing of new or revised procedures. Participate in employee training and ongoing training and education programs as required.

The Laboratory Animal Technician assigned to Veterinary Sciences will be required to perform animal husbandry and care below their level.

The Laboratory Animal Technician will perform responsibilities in compliance with all applicable SOPs, study protocols, GLP guidelines, and other Federal, State, and corporate policies and guidelines.

The Laboratory Animal Technician must have AALAS certification as a Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG) or a two year Associate Degree (AD) in an appropriate science or the equivalent education/experience as determined by the company. The Assistant Biological Technician must regularly participate in other training programs that enhance his or her work related knowledge.

The Laboratory Animal Technician will work under guidance and direction, but demonstrate conceptual understanding and ability to initiate tasks. They must follow operational procedures in the performance of daily tasks, and work cooperatively with other employees in efforts to achieve departmental goals. The employee will minimize losses by reporting all errors promptly to their supervisor. The employee will have direct contact mostly with his or her immediate supervisor, with other departmental employee's and will have direct contact with research personnel.

The Laboratory Animal Technician must be able to exert moderate physical effort in moving or lifting equipment and animals. Medical screening prior to initial placement is required to evaluate for history of allergy, asthma or physical problems which could endanger an employee in this work environment and to evaluate for the presence of diseases, e.g. Tuberculosis, which endanger laboratory animals and may require subsequent reassignment. The employee will have frequent exposure to biohazards and disagreeable conditions, including odors, heat, noise, excrement and will have potential exposure to toxic test compounds.

The starting hourly compensation for this assignment is a range from $26.31 - $33.42. While the final, individual compensation will be determined by your employer of record (and not Client, factors that will be included in making the final determination may include the characteristics of the assignment, such as demonstrated experience, required skill, and the geographic location where the job is performed. The starting hourly compensation may be subject to change.
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