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UCLA Health Systems

Assistant Technician - Cage Washing

Healthcare

All

Full Time

On Site

No

Los Angeles, California, United States

Responsibilities

Under close supervision, in this role, you will perform routine
animal husbandry tasks. Duties include
the cleaning, feeding, and watering of laboratory animals; the cleaning of
cages/enclosures, related ancillary equipment; and the maintenance of animal
care areas.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Skill in providing humane care and
    maintenance to several species of animals and providing proper restraint for
    several species of animals.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pound bags of
    feed, bedding or animals. Ability to
    push up to 300 pound cage racks.
  • Ability to write and understand English and to follow written and oral
    instructions.
  • Working knowledge of hygienic principles and
    basic animal husbandry.
  • Ability to work in an animal research environment which requires
    continuous contact with animals.
  • Ability to understand established guidelines for humane care and
    welfare of laboratory animals as described by 'Guide for The Care and Use of
    Laboratory Animals'.
  • Ability to euthanize rats and mice using CO2
    chambers. Must be able to follow the procedures for euthanasia
    including the use of the CO2 chamber, as well as be able to ascertain that
    death has occurred. Knowledge of appropriate labeling and disposal of
    the animals euthanized, including bio-hazardous animals.
  • Knowledge of and the ability to apply the concept of contamination
    control practices including engineering, administrative, and procedural
    controls for the containment of pathogens, including disinfection, and
    waste handling methods appropriate for work in bio-containment animal
    facilities up to BSL2 level with BSL3 practices.
  • Knowledge of and ability to accurately follow all SOPs associated with
    a GLP study, including required by study protocol and GLP documentation
    procedures.
  • Ability to participate on weekend/Holiday work rotations and
    occasional overtime duties.

UCLA 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, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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