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Animal Science Technician, San Francisco, CA

Kelly Services
San Francisco, CA 94103
**Animal Science Technician** , **San Francisco, CA**

Contract Role

Day shift, Monday - Friday


+ Provide quality care for all animals used .

+ Assist the faculty in their mission of quality research with respect to the use of laboratory animals.

+ Act as a resource center for the faculty on all issues relating to laboratory animals.

+ Assist the facility to meet its goal of humane treatment of laboratory animals.


Animal Care and Room Sanitation

+ Daily maintenance of vivarium facilities, under general supervision.

+ Change cages/racks, clean primary enclosures per schedule, feed and water different species of animals used.

+ Maintain all animals and animal housing areas according to standard operating procedures for each species.

+ Always handle animals humanely and with care. Mistreatment can result in severe, negative employment consequences.

+ Monitor room conditions for temperature, humidity, and sanitation.

+ Report conditions outside of set ranges to your Supervisor/Principal Technician.

+ Identify animal care needs as they arise and report them to the Supervisor.

+ Communicate with the faculty regarding animal housing/husbandry issues in a professional and articulate manner.

+ Prepare animal cages for transportation between facilities.

+ Perform cage wash duties as needed.

+ Conduct all activities according to requirements and regulations, including BSL 2 and higher areas.

+ Review assigned areas for items or activities that might raise protocol or regulatory compliance concerns. If found, remedy those that relate to the duties of Animal Technician AT and report all others to supervisors or other staff as directed.

+ Assist in the training of new employees and act as area leader of Assistant Animal Technicians Animal Health

+ Identify and report all sick and unhealthy animals to Supervisor, Animal Health Technician, veterinary staff, and/or Principle Investigators PIs .

+ Assist in restraint of animals as needed.

+ Assist in animal health screening programs which range from rodent sentinel program to large animal sample collection as assigned.

+ Assist in training animals for physical exam or research behaviors.

+ Perform treatments, administer routine medications, apply technical skills under close supervision e.g. collect fecal samples, various injections, etc. .

+ Other animal health duties as assigned.

Record Keeping

+ Perform record-keeping duties, such as per-diems records, feed logs, temperature and humidity charts, animal receipt, and disposition logs.

+ Perform sanitation record verification, such as water temperature or autoclave logs.

+ Perform all duties as assigned in animal housing rooms and log in daily check sheet.

+ Perform Census bar code cage scanning and data entry

+ Fill out records needed for various assurances


+ Ability to use small hand tools to repair cages, racks, and minor mechanical needs e.g., automatic watering systems, water fillers, etc. .

+ Maintain and change rack, biosafety cabinet, humidifier, and room filters.

+ Maintain/restock supplies in common areas, including feed, PPE, and equipment.

+ Mop/sweep hallways.


+ Transport animals, receiving, caging, feed, supplies, and equipment to satellites and other campus locations.

+ Assignment length can vary up to 50, in accordance to needs of operation.

+ Prepare rooms to house animals, from rodents to primates, depending on area assigned.

+ Ability to perform all tasks assigned to the Assistant Animal Technician AAT .

+ Take AALAS Technician certification examination within 24 months of starting employment is expected.

+ Changes in assignments may include, husbandry assignments for various species, for short or long term durations.

**Why Kelly** **** **?**

With Kelly, youll have access to some of the worlds highest regarded scientific organizationsproviding you with opportunities to work on todays most challenging, research-intensive, and relevant projects. Our connections can lead you to innovative scientific pursuits youll be proud to help advance. We work with 90 of the Fortune 100 companies and found opportunities for more than 10,000 scientific professionals last year.

You pursued a career in science to fuel your quest for knowledge and your desire to make the world a better place. Let Kelly fuel your careerconnect with us today.

**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live. Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. at
Posted: 2019-12-30 Expires: 2020-01-30

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