Animal Care Technician

BioPhase Solutions specializes in recruiting top talented professionals for California's Scientific community. We are currently looking for an Animal Care Technician to work for a leading Bay Area biotechnology company.


Animal Care Technician

SUMMARY:
In this position, you will maintain, monitor and document animal health and welfare, post-operative care and the maintenance of the physical environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Review, comprehend and comply with all SOP's and quality assurance standards pertaining to specific area.
  • Monitor daily animal health and welfare while performing daily animal health observations, animal husbandry duties to maintain quality and health of research animals, to include: perform daily water bottle /automatic water line and cage checks; provide appropriate food and water; perform cage changing and/or cage cleaning as required; record animal health concerns per SOP and/or specified protocols.
  • Ear tag each rodent delivered to the facility for investigative use based on facility SOPs.
  • Assist with restraint, handling and manipulation of mice and rats as assigned by the on-site Supervisor.
  • Disposes of animal carcasses following established procedures.
  • Strictly follow all procedures necessary to maintain animal housing areas including room or facility personnel entry; personnel protective equipment use, spraying in all equipment and materials into controlled areas.
  • Receive, inspect and put away incoming animals; ensure and provide for sentinel animals in each rodent housing area.
  • Operate equipment and use supplies according to safety guidelines; perform general housekeeping and adhere to safety procedures.
  • Maintain required attendance level and adherence to work schedule in accordance with required staffing levels in order to ensure that assigned duties are completed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
 
REQUIREMENTS:
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required.  BS in Animal Science preferred.
  • One (1) year or more of animal care and handling in a laboratory or similar environment preferred.
  • AALAS certification at the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician level (ALAT) preferred.
  • Location: San Francisco / Bay Area
  • Type: Contract to Perm
  • Job ID: TS45612383