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NORTHERN CALIFORNIA BRANCH OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR LABORATORY ANIMAL SCIENCE 

     

(Posted 1/23/19)

Title: Animal Technician-Davis

Stratacuity, formerly known as Apex Life Sciences, are seeking candidate seeking new opportunities as an Animal Technician in the Davis area.

The ideal candidate will have experience handling animals from either another research organization and/or veterinary care.

Pay will range from $18 to $22/hr

 

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

Brian Croskey bcroskey@stratacuity.com

 

(Posted 1/23/19)

Title: Animal Technician- South San Francisco

Stratacuity, formerly known as Apex Life Sciences, are seeking candidate seeking new opportunities as an Animal Technician in the South San Francisco area.

The ideal candidate will have experience handling animals from either another research organization and/or veterinary care.

Pay will range from $18 to $22/hr


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

Brian Croskey bcroskey@stratacuity.com



(Posted 2/15/19)

Title: 51007BR - LARC Manager

The UCSF Laboratory Animal Resource Center (LARC) is hiring a full time facility manager to oversee the LARC breeding and rederivation cores. 

JOB OVERVIEW
The Manager, Laboratory Animal Resource Center (LARC), supervises the daily operations of a single animal clinic or research facility or a group of small facilities, ensuring that animals receive proper husbandry and care and that the facility is in compliance with regulations and guidelines set by the department, the campus and governmental agencies. Receives assignments in the form of objectives with goals and the process by which to meet goals. Provides direction to staff according to established policies and management guidance. Recommends changes to department policies and practices. Identifies risks and responds accordingly.

The LARC Manager oversees the daily operations of two specialized Cores which offer breeding and rederivation services on a recharge basis to UCSF researchers. These Cores provide critical services to investigators and are essential for ensuring maintenance of specialized lines of mice. In addition, this position oversees all operations at two unique vivariums (one conventional and one at the highest health status). 

The LARC Manager is responsible for the supervision, training and development of highly skilled technical staff who maintain breeding colonies of laboratory rodents and perform rederivation procedures for various unique mouse strains. 

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(POSTED 12/12/2018 - Updated 2/15/19)

Title: Gnotobiotic Technician (Research Associate) 

Reports To (Title): Gnotobiotic Vivarium Head

Department: Research

Exempt/Non-exempt: Exempt

Job Location:  Mountain View, CA 

Role: Reporting to the Gnotobiotic Facility Head, the gnotobiotic technician, is responsible for assisting the gnotobiotic head with all aspects of the vivarium facility. Key tasks include the following: ▪ Assist in maintaining a gnotobiotic mouse facility. Responsibilities include mouse husbandry; breeding; maintaining cages; record keeping; cleaning of equipment and facility; ordering supplies; building, modifying, and sterilizing gnotobiotic isolators and other supplies. ▪ Assist scientific team in performing experiments with the gnotobiotic mice. This includes inoculation, sample collection, ▪ Maintaining a breach-free gnotobiotic vivarium and a colony to support all experimental needs for the company ▪ Communicate clearly, ability to work independently as well as on a team, and able to think critically as well as receptive to take guidance ▪ Meticulous attention to details, anticipate potential issues at an early stage before critical problems arise, asses a situation and take the appropriate action with minimal guidance.

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(POSTED 12/12/2018 - Updated 2/15/19)

Title: Associate Director/Senior Manager Gnotobiotics

Reports To (Title): VP, Research

Department: Research

Exempt/Non-exempt: Exempt

Job Location:  Mountain View, CA


Role: Reporting to the VP of Research, the gnotobiotic vivarium head, is responsible for creating and maintaining all aspects of a world-class breach-free vivarium facility. Key tasks include the following: ▪ Build a new gnotobiotic facility – including ordering, designing SOPs, testing and QCing sterility, maintaining the highest level of sterility requirements ▪ Build team – starting with one gnotobiotic technician, with potential to grow the team more after 18 months ▪ Maintain a gnotobiotic mouse facility. Responsibilities include mouse husbandry; breeding; maintaining cages; record keeping; cleaning of equipment and facility; ordering supplies; building, modifying, and sterilizing gnotobiotic isolators and other supplies. ▪ Collaborate with researchers to maintain controlled experiments and at the same time ensuring biologically relevant results. ▪ Assist scientific team in performing experiments with the gnotobiotic mice. This including but not limited to inoculation and sample collection. ▪ Maintaining a breach-free gnotobiotic vivarium and a colony to support all experimental needs for the company ▪ Communicate clearly, ability to work independently as well as on a team, and able to think critically as well as receptive to take guidance ▪ Meticulous attention to details, anticipate potential issues at an early stage before critical problems arise, asses a situation and take the appropriate action with minimal guidance.


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(POSTED 12/14/2018)


Animal Care Specialist--$2000 Sign On Bonus!

Job Location(s)US-CA-San Carlos

Job Number 2018-25157


Job Overview

To provide general animal facility maintenance and cleanliness and to dispense animal diets in compliance with appropriate SOPs, GLPs, and regulatory agency guidelines. To monitor animal health and welfare in compliance with the Animal Welfare Act and help maintain facilities for AAALAC compliance.

  • The scope of this position is within one facility to support Animal Operations across multiple studies daily.
  • Clean feeders, water bottles, animal caging, and other items. Clean and sanitize animal rooms or pens, hallways, stairways, and non-animal rooms.
  • Collects, records, and learns to review applicable hand recorded and computer generated data.
  • Operates and performs quality control checks on appropriate equipment.
  • Changes animal racks.
  • Provides clean waste removal system and changes air filters.
  • Set up housing and provide feed and water.
  • Dispense feed for use in animal studies.
  • Maintain equipment and log books.
  • Learns to observe animals for general health and general animal room standards.
  • Recognizes deviations from normal or expected outcomes based on known reference standards and makes recommendations to supervisor.
  • May train and instruct less experienced staff.
  • Maintains well documented laboratory records according to GLPs.
  • Recognizes and documents unusual occurrences and notifies supervisor.
  • Reports all animal care concerns and becomes involved in the resolution and appropriate corrective action when necessary.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned
  • There are no external client-related job duties in this role. 

**$2000 Sign On Bonus for Qualified Candidates**

Education/Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

AALAS certification at the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician level is desirable.

Experience

Prior experience in a cleaning role or working with animals is preferred.

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(POSTED 12/12/2018)

Veterinary Study Technician--$1000 Sign On Bonus!

Job Location(s)US-CA-San Carlos


Job Overview

Learns to coordinate activities involved in toxicology studies, performs technical procedures in various areas, collects data and documents pertinent information in compliance with appropriate SOP’s, GLP’s and regulatory agency guidelines.   Monitors animal health and welfare in compliance with the Animal Welfare Act and help maintain facilities for AAALAC compliance.

  • Administers animal care and medical treatments such as, but not limited to:
    • Prepares medical records
    • Animal restraint/handling
    • Suture removal
    • Bandage removal and or replacement
    • Surgery treatments
  • Venous catheterizations placement on a variety of species including, but not limited to non-human primate, mouse, rat, canine, rabbit, etc.
  • Give urgent treatments as directed by veterinarian staff (IV/ SQ fluids, oxygen therapy (mask or intubation), analgesics.)
  • Collects basic samples using appropriate techniques and submitting the samples.  May include blood, feces, urine, etc.
  • Learns to take and process radiographs; knows and understands radiation safety
  • Assist veterinarians by preparing wound, gathering supplies, monitoring during and after procedure.
  • Learns and performs basic suture techniques
  • Animal prep for surgery, including intubation, surgical scrub (aseptic technique), monitoring animals under anesthesia and recovery
  • Performs minor surgical procedures
  • Perform dental procedures- blunting, routine cleaning, and extractions.
  • Demonstrates effective QC and documentation skills

**$1000 Sign On Bonus for Qualified Candidates**

Education/Qualifications

  • Requires Bachelor degree in Life Sciences, Associate degree in Laboratory Animal Technology, or Associate degree in Veterinary Technology
  • AALAS certification preferred
  • Certified Veterinary Technician Certification preferred

Experience

  • A minimum of six months experience at the level equivalent to a Study Technician III is preferred.
  • Experience may be substituted for education requirements.
  • Able to obtain pertinent information from computer systems.

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