Research Support Technician, Animal Care Program
ID: 7199752 (Ref.No. 10023746)
Posted: January 4, 2024
Salary / Pay Rate: $20.60 - $24.72 / hour
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Join the forefront of groundbreaking research at the Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope, where we're changing lives and making a real difference in the fight against cancer, diabetes, and other life-threatening illnesses. Our dedicated and compassionate faculty and staff are driven by a common mission: Contribute to innovative approaches in predicting, preventing, and curing diseases, shaping the future of medicine through cutting-edge research.
Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope is equipped with one of the finest, state-of-the-art animal research facilities in the nation. Join us as a Research Support Technician, Animal Care.
Under the direction of the Animal Care Supervisor, the Research Support Technician, Animal Care is responsible for the husbandry care of laboratory animals, including monitoring and reporting animal health status, providing feed and water, changing cages, environmental monitoring, documenting animal room activities, and sanitizing assigned animal holding rooms and support areas.
As a successful candidate, you will:
- Observe all animals in assigned work area and reports any sick, injured or distressed animals to an Animal Health Technician or the Clinical Veterinarian.
- Change cages at scheduled intervals and whenever needed to support animal health and well being. Ensure animals have adequate food and water at all times.
- Document daily animal husbandry activities in a computerized database system.
- Monitor and documents animal holding room environment. Report non-compliant environmental parameters and/or malfunctioning equipment to the Animal Care Supervisor or Facilities Manager.
- Maintain animal holding rooms and assigned support areas in a clean and orderly state.
- Sanitize animal holding rooms and assigned support areas.
- Perform weekly animal census accurately and reconciles discrepancies in a timely manner in accordance with DCM/ARC policies.
- Perform rack changes and animal transfer station/biosafety cabinet maintenance as required.
- Restrain animals for various technical procedures such as subcutaneous or intraperitoneal injections. May assist with diagnostic sample collection such as blood or feces collection.
- Provide technical services to investigators including mixing and dispensing special diets, medicating drinking water, providing special housing requirements or assisting with specific restraint and handling procedures.
- Humanely euthanize animals as requested or required.
Your qualifications should include:
- High School or equivalent.
- No animal care experience required; however prior animal care or veterinary technician experience preferred.
- Strong interest in laboratory animal research.
- AALAS ALAT certification.
- Demonstrated ability to complete routine husbandry and sanitation assignments.
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Salary / Pay Rate Information:
Pay Rate: $20.60 - $24.72 / hour
The estimated pay scale represents the typical [salary/hourly] range City of Hope reasonably expects to pay for this position, with offers determined based on several factors which may include, but not be limited to, the candidate’s experience, expertise, skills, education, job scope, training, internal equity, geography/market, etc. This pay scale is subject to change from time to time.
City of Hope is a community of people characterized by our diversity of thought, background and approach, but tied together by our commitment to care for and cure those with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The innovation that our diversity produces in the areas of research, treatment, philanthropy and education has made us national leaders in this fight. Our unique and diverse workforce provides us the ability to understand our patients' needs, deliver compassionate care and continue the quest for a cure for life-threatening diseases. At City of Hope, diversity and inclusion is a core value at the heart of our mission. We strive to create an inclusive workplace environment that engages all of our employees and provides them with opportunities to develop and grow, both personally and professionally. Each day brings an opportunity to strengthen our work, leverage our different perspectives and improve our patients’ experiences by learning from others. Diversity and inclusion is about much more than policies and campaigns. It is an integral part of who we are as an institution, how we operate and how we see our future.