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NORTHERN CALIFORNIA BRANCH OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR LABORATORY ANIMAL SCIENCE 


(Posted 7/8/19)

Title: Animal Care Technician I

Location: Dixon, CA & South San Francisco, CA

WHY APEX?

  • Medical, Vision and Dental          
  • Long and short term disability
  • Life insurance
  • PTO + Sick Leave
  • Transit Accounts
  • Team Buildings and Appreciation lunches!
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan

Job Description

  • Reviews, comprehends and complies with all SOPs/Policies and quality assurance standards pertaining to specific area
  • Responsible for driving a climate controlled truck from SSF to Dixon – returning to SSF site
  • Assist with loading and unloading transfer racks of rats and mice
  • Operates cage wash equipment and uses supplies according to safety guidelines; performs general housekeeping and adhere to safety procedures
  • Cleans and sanitizes all animal caging and accessory equipment and maintains the cage washing area in a clean, neat and well-organized manner following approved SOP’s.
  • Disposes of biohazard waste materials in a safe and thorough manner as required.
  • Maintains facility equipment and performs routine preventative maintenance on cage washers, including routine inspection of cleaning filters.
  • Assists with the receipt, stocking and maintenance of supply inventories.
  • Maintains required attendance level and adheres to work schedule in accordance with required staffing levels in order to ensure that assigned duties are completed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Provide back- up animal care coverage as needed.
  • Monitors daily animal health and welfare while performing daily animal health observations utilizing a company issued iPAD.
  • Animal husbandry duties to maintain quality and health of non-USDA research animals, to include but not limited to:
    • Perform daily water bottle/automatic water line and cage checks
    • Provide appropriate food and water
    • Perform cage changing adhering to strict bio hood procedures; record animal health concerns per SOP and/or specified LAR policies utilizing a company issued iPAD
    • Maintain accurate room maintenance records as required by LAR’s SOPS and/or policies
    • Dispose of animal carcasses following established procedures.
    • Strictly follows 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.
    • Receives, inspects and puts away incoming animals; ensures and provides for sentinel animals in each rodent housing area.
    • Operates equipment and uses supplies according to safety guidelines; performs general housekeeping and adheres to safety procedures.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education:  High school diploma or GED required.

We have several openings for this area, for more detailed information please email:

Brian Croskey bcroskey@stratacuity.com



(Posted 7/8/19)

Title: Animal Care Technician II

Location: Dixon, CA & South San Francisco, CA

  • WHY APEX?

  • Medical, Vision and Dental          
  • Long and short term disability
  • Life insurance
  • PTO + Sick Leave
  • Transit Accounts
  • Team Buildings and Appreciation lunches!
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Ability to obtain ALAT

Duties:

  • Performs daily work involving the handling of genetically engineered rodent animal models, animals with immuno-compromised health status, pregnant or nursing dams, neonates, etc.
  • Provide feed and water to animals daily or according to established schedules, including verification of (automated) water supply to the cage level.
  • Perform cage change (primary enclosures) when soiled or according to established schedules, following proper technique and ensures that animals are not contamination when outside of their primary enclosure.
  • Maintain animal rooms (secondary enclosures) in a neat, clean and orderly state daily so that secondary infections or other contamination's do not occur.
  • Perform routine maintenance, sanitation, environmental monitoring, inspect equipment for damage and other routine tasks (clean or change rack air filters, replace room exhaust filters, flush racks, etc.) as required.
  • Maintain support rooms, hallways, cage wash areas, feed and bedding rooms in a neat, clean and orderly state daily so that secondary infections or other contamination do not occur.

Skills:

  • Knowledge of common murine species including care, handling, genetics and performing technical procedures.
  • Experience working with and caring for domestic, farm or lab animals is desirable.
  • Candidates must be detail-oriented, have excellent time management, organizational, communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to learn bar code scanner and iPad technology and be able to use a computer for communication, training and documentation.
  • Customer-focused attitude and enjoys working with similarly dedicated individuals in a team fashion within a high-energy research environment and a proven ability to successfully work independently.
  • Understanding of federal regulations, veterinary medicine and standards related to animal use and be sensitive to the needs of the animals in their care.

Education:

  • Background in Biological or Animal Sciences preferred
  • Experience within a facility housing high health status rodent colonies preferred.
  • Experience working in a facility and with colonies of genetically engineered rodents preferred AALAS (American Association for Laboratory Animal Science) certification at the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) level or higher preferred


We have several openings for this area, for more detailed information please email:

Brian Croskey bcroskey@stratacuity.com



(Posted 6/24/19)

Title: Assistant Animal Technician

Office of Research

Full Time

SOR8963A

The Department of Animal Research Services (DARS) is a “self-supporting” unit within the Office of Research that purchases, provides space for, and maintains a variety of laboratory animals used in biomedical research and teaching.

The role of this position is to work under supervision in DARS space that houses animals and to provide adequate care including feeding, cleaning and delivery of animals/supplies following all regulations set forth by federal, state and university policies.

ANIMAL CARE
In a training capacity incumbent will:
• Change cages, feed and water a variety of animals used in biomedical research.
• Change racks two times per month per schedule.
• Set up rooms for incoming animals according to all federal, state and UC requirements and regulations.

ANIMAL HEALTH
In a training capacity, incumbent will:
• Learn to recognize sick and unthrifty animals and report such to the Attending
Veterinarian, Research Investigator, and Supervisor using correct terminology as instructed.
• Weigh and identify animals in accordance to regulations.
• Learn technical skills such as injections and venipunctures.
• Euthanize animals according to approved IACUC protocols and AVMA Panel on
Euthanasia.

DISINFECTION /SANITATION
In a training capacity, incumbent will:
• Disinfect and sanitize rooms using different agents in and around animal rooms prior to receipt of animals and during their setup on a scheduled basis.
• Utilize cage washers, rack washers, and autoclaves to sterilize cages, bedding and water bottles.

RECORD KEEPING
In a training capacity, incumbent will:
• Perform record keeping duties such as per diem charges, feed logs, temperature and air exchange gauge charts.

MAINTENANCE
In a training capacity, incumbent will:
• Learn to use small hand tools to repair racks.

Qualifications:   • High School Diploma or equivalent.
• Prior animal handling experience preferred.
• Ability to learn feeding, caging, and space requirements for all species of laboratory animals.
• Ability to comprehend written orders and agency regulations.
• Ability to learn federal and other licensing agencies’ regulations.
• Skill to distinguish between normal and sick animals, normal and abnormal behavior and unthrifty animals preferred.
• Skill to differentiate between cleaning, disinfecting and sterilizing techniques and appropriately utilize learned methods preferred.
• Ability to learn use of small hand tools.
• Ability to perform injections and venipunctures preferred.
 
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(Posted 5/23/19)

Title: Animal Health Technician III

Laboratory Animal Resource Center

Full Time

52398BR

Under the general supervision of the responsible veterinarian and the Animal Health Technician (AHT) Supervisor, the AHT III performs assigned responsibilities, as well as technical and administrative responsibilities to facilitate the daily operations of the animal health and welfare, and research support programs of LARC. The AHT III performs the daily para-veterinary health care procedures and research services in the lab animal setting. The AHT III must be able to perform all of the duties required of an AHT II. This position requires ability to maintain a great degree of confidentiality. 

In addition, the AHT III level is responsible for more complex animal health and experimental surgical issues and must be able to perform the required tasks independently and in an unsupervised manner. 

The job involves the ability to lift 30 pounds; working with animals of various sizes for periods of up to 4-5 hours.

LARC is a 24-hour, seven days per week operation, requiring weekend, Holiday, and emergency coverage by Animal Health Technicians on a rotational basis.

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(Posted 5/20/19)

Title: Field Service Technician and Delivery Driver

Location: Bay Area, San Francisco

Job Summary:

Innovive, a high-growth manufacturing company serving the Biomedical Research community is currently seeking a professional, hard-working and reliable, full-time Field support technician and back-up delivery driver to join our team.   

The ideal candidate will thrive in a fast-paced, hard-working environment with the potential to grow with our company.  Field service employees play a critical role in the overall customer experience and in continuity of operations at client sites. Please submit your resume if you meet the requirements below.

We will provide on the job training for the right candidate.  

Essential Duties:

  • Repair equipment and systems sent back to factory.

  • Service, troubleshoot, and repair equipment and systems in operation at customer locations (including preventive maintenance, repairs, upgrades)

  • Monitor systems at assigned customer locations for proper operation and make adjustments or repairs as needed.

  • Monitor inventory of spare products assigned at customer.

  • Install and set-up new equipment at client location (includes un-crating).

  • Provide technical assistance and training to customers as needed for proper operation of equipment and systems to achieve desired results.

  • Provide on call technical assistance and support.

  • Travel to customer locations (Local, Regional, Domestic)

  • Complete all records and documentation as required (details below).

  • Back-up recycling driver (26’ Hino Truck) for Bay Area.

  • Provide white glove service to customers

  • Load/Unload trucks

  • Maintain an organized warehouse and clean truck

Other Duties:

  • Communicate with Customer Service, QA, engineering and sales director to ensure proper reporting of issue resolution and documentation

  • Assembly requiring the use of hand tools

  • Frequent standing, walking, stooping, kneeling, crouching, lifting

  • Maintain safe and clean work environment

  • Wear required safety equipment (steel toe boots required)

  • Computer skills (ERP, Netsuite preferred – Office – CMMS)

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience as a field support in an industrial environment

  • High attention to detail

  • Excellent customer service skills

  • Strong communication, organization and time management skills

  • Mechanical, Electrical and Software technical knowledge

  • Ability to lift 50lbs

  • Comfortable driving a 26ft box truck


Required Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • 5+ years of Field support technician

  • Successful completion of pre-employment screening


About Innovive

Innovive LLC,as a US-based technology company, we serve the global laboratory research market with products and services that allow animal research facilities to dedicate more of their efforts towards scientific discovery than was previously possible.  Our patented Disposable IVC Rodent Caging System empowers the husbandry industry with the option of eliminating traditional cage wash operations, freeing up capital funding, space, time, labor, utilities and other valuable resources. At Innovive we are committed to providing the highest quality products and services to our customers, backed by an unparalleled level of customer service, while integrating sustainable practices into everything we do.

 

Compensation:  salary commensurate with experience and highly competitive within industry -- $18 -$25 per hour


Employment Type:  Full-Time, Non-Exempt


Business Hours:  Monday – Friday, 7:30am – 4:00pm


Benefits Offered: Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays, Medical, Dental and Group Vision Insurance, 401k with Company match, casual work environment and excellent career growth.

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(Posted 4/23/19)

Title: Operations/Technical Manager


Drug Dev and Preclinical Studies

  • Redwood City, California, United States of America
  • Full time
  • R1513060_EN
  • 1/16/2019
We are seeking a process driven, operationally and technically skilled high performing facility manager with GEM experience to lead our technical operations for the Veterinary Sciences (VS) organization in Redwood City, California. As such you will experience a culture that believes in making the animal care and use program a model for the industry. We are focused on providing employees with career development and activities across our entire drug development process. Bristol-Myers Squibb is the industry leader in immuno-oncology, immunology, cardiovascular and fibrosis with life-saving medicines and a rich clinical portfolio of diverse modalities including monoclonal antibody, antibody drug conjugate, fusion protein, and combination regimes.

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(Posted 4/23/19)

Title: VS Training Associate

Drug Dev and Preclinical Studies

  • Redwood City, United States of America
  • Full time
  • R1515154_EN
  • 4/19/2019

We are seeking a Veterinary Sciences training associate who will be responsible for site specific training with supervision and input from the VS Global Training Manager and Training Coordinator.  This individual will be an integral part of the Veterinary Sciences group and support the advancement of in-vivo non-clinical research activities being approved by the Redwood City site IACUC.

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(Posted 3/4/19)

Title: Laboratory Animal Research Position



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