Requisition Number: 03024220 Final Filing Date: 08-01-2019 Closing Date: Payroll Title: SENIOR ANIMAL TECHNICIAN Number of Positions: 1 Salary: $20.53 - $24.34 / HR Appointment Type: Career Appointment Description: 100% M-F Overtime Eligible (FLSA): Non-Exempt Union/HEERA Representation: This position is covered by a collective bargaining unit
Department: PRIMATE CENTER - 061095 Department Description: The California National Primate Research Center (CNPRC) is an Organized Research Unit which conducts interdisciplinary research programs on significant human health related problems where nonhuman primates are the animal models of choice. In addition to its major efforts in the area of research, the CNPRC is also committed to its missions of teaching and service.
Location: Davis Allow Applicants to Attach: Resume Cover Letter
Job Summary: Under general supervision of the Animal Resources Supervisor, provide animal care and experimental technical support for the outdoor animal colony. Understand implementation of infection control practices; and provide technical assistance as directed by faculty and researchers, SOPs and IACUC protocols related to the care and welfare of non-human primates used in biomedical research. Day-to-day responsibility for environmental maintenance, basic animal care, employee safety, and conducting proper technical procedures as requested by supervisors, principal investigators, or veterinarians. In addition to performing the Animal Technician tasks: - Review record keeping procedures - Ensure that safety standards are being maintained; - Isolate infected animals -Acts as a lead in the absence of supervisor
Physical Demands: - Restrain animal for prolonged periods of time. - Position self to move and handle a variety of animals weighing up to 40 pounds. - Move up to 70 lbs. of soil in a wheelbarrow. - Repeated lifting of cages that weigh 55-130 lbs. Lift and move loaded animal transfer cages weighing up to 50 lbs. to cage elevations 7 feet high. - Handle diversified tasks that may often require squatting, kneeling, bending, stooping or standing standing up to 8 hours per day. - Position self to maneuver feeds and bedding materials. - Handle, move, and transport animals. - Substantial contact with animals, including repeated capture and prolonged restraint of animals. -Push rolling cages/racks that may weigh from 250-600 pounds. -Lift and move a 25 pound sack of chow.
Work Environment: -This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity check. -This position is subject to Medical Surveillance procedures and review in accordance with Federal and State Laws and Regulations and University Policy. -TB test or chest x-ray, blood sample, counseling/orientation interview with Occupational Medicine is required before employment and annually thereafter. -Employee shall participate in required preventative medical and medical monitoring programs to meet Federal, State and University requirements. -Perform assigned duties in BioSafety Level (BSL) 1, 2, or 3 facility where nonhuman primates may be either naturally or experimentally infected with potentially hazardous infectious agents such as HIV, SIV, or Herpes B virus. -Required to wear protective clothing and respirator in circumstances that require personal protection from infectious diseases and animals. -Employee is personally responsible for following health and safety guidelines/instructions. -Work outdoors on uneven ground daily throughout the year, including rain, warmer to hot temperatures, or cold weather that is consistent with Northern California climate. -Restricted vacation during peak workload periods. Work irregular shifts, including overtime, occasional weekends, holidays, and evenings on short notice. -California National Primate Research Center employees are directly or indirectly engaged in the performance of work on Federal or State contracts and grants as well as periodically come into contact with controlled substances; and are expected to abide by the UC Policy on Substance Abuse, the Federal Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, and the State Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1990.
Background Check Required:
Minimum Qualifications: -American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) technician certification: Assistant Laboratory -Animal Technician (ALAT) or Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) or equivalent experience or must obtain certification within 1 year from date of hire.
-Journey-level knowledge and experience as an animal technician in biohazard containment procedures for performance in BioSafety Level (BSL) 2 or 3 facility.
- Skill in administering IM injections and performing venipuncture and sample collection of nonhuman primates.
Preferred Qualifications: -Knowledge to recognize changes in physical appearance or behavior of non-human primates. -Skill in handling and training primates, including capture and physical restraint of macaques. -Ability to write legibly. - Knowledge to capture animals in a net within a half acre enclosure on uneven terrain.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
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