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Animal Care Technician, In Vivo Pharmacology

Company: Bayside Solutions
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Job Description:

Animal Care Technician, In Vivo Pharmacology The Position: permanent (or C2H if candidate prefers contract work)Bayside Solutions is in search of a highly motivated Animal Care Technician to join our Biotech client's dynamic in vivo team out of Redwood City. This individual will be responsible for performing daily health observations, collecting in vivo data, and other duties related to the maintenance of experimental animals. Strong candidates will be collaborative, motivated, and eager to gain more experience in the field of Laboratory Animal Science. Technical expertise in animal handling and familiarity with xenograft and syngeneic in vivo models are highly desirable.Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform husbandry tasks including daily health checks, cage changes, and room sanitation according to SOPs
  • Monitors environmental parameters and condition of the animal rooms, equipment and proper functioning of mechanical systems in assigned areas daily
  • Maintain an organized and clean work environment that pertains to animal rooms but also includes procedure rooms, anterooms, and storage areas
  • Assist with ear tagging in shaving to prepare mice for enrolling in a study
  • May assist with handling, restraining, weighing animals, and various techniques as directed and under the supervision of the vivarium manager
  • Accurately completes room logs and records on a prescribed schedule
  • Participates in training and education programs as required Job Requirements include:
    • Bachelor's degree in biology or related field with 1+ years of experience or a high school diploma or equivalent and 3+ years of experience in a similar role required
    • AALAS certification is a plus (ALAT, LAT, LATg)
    • Previous experience in a vivarium and animal handling is preferred
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced research environment
    • Organized and disciplined about record keeping, with proficiency in Microsoft Office
    • Availability to work a variable schedule including weekends and holidaysThis is a research position that requires working in a laboratory environment with hazardous chemicals. Protective clothing, gloves and safety glasses are required while working in the lab. This position requires the ability to lift containers or instruments (up to 50 pounds) and work standing at a Biosafety Cabinet or lab bench for extended periods.

Keywords: Bayside Solutions, Redwood City , Animal Care Technician, In Vivo Pharmacology, Professions , Redwood City, California

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