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Animal Technician

Kelly Services
La Jolla, CA 92037
**Animal Technician**


**La Jolla, CA**


Immediate needs for Animal Care Technician positions in La Jolla, CA. This is a temp to hire opportunity with long term growth potential. Kelly Science has positions for both entry level and experienced candidates.


**Responsibilities:**


+ Responsible for the daily care of research animals, including feeding, watering, cage changing, cage washing, maintaining a clean work environment, and monitoring the overall health of the animals.

+ May perform routine procedures and post-operative care as directed.

+ Transfers animals from soiled to clean caging providing specified feed, water, and bedding.

+ Notify supervising personnel of abnormal conditions.

+ Conducts daily animal health observations and completes health reports identifying sick animals.

+ Perform basic animal health treatments with direction from the veterinary staff.

+ Cleans, sanitizes and autoclaves caging, equipment, and refills water bottles.

+ Autoclaves feed, bedding, and cages in preparation for use.

+ Performs general housekeeping duties including but not limited to sweeping and mopping work areas and corridors.

+ Euthanatize rodents, according to written procedures.

+ May breed rodents, identify pregnant animals, wean animals, and perform routine technical procedures such as collecting tail tissue, blood collection, and administering substances via various routes e.g., sc, im, ip, iv and po.

+ Receives and permanently identifies animals by ear tags, tattoos, and leg and wing bands, and reports discrepancies to the supervising personnel.

+ Maintain animal records, including animal breeder cards, production logs, pedigree charts, inventory sheets, treatment logs etc.

+ Assists with the health-monitoring program, including testing for parasites.

+ May perform specialized tasks in hazard containment facilities, quarantine areas, or animal facilities adhering to regulations pertaining to biohazards while maintaining clean to soiled traffic flow patterns.

+ With or without reasonable accommodation, employees in this position must be able to work with animals for up to 8 hours a day and lift feed bags, and animal cages up to 50 pounds, as well as perform repetitive motions with arms, wrists, and hands.


**Requirements:**


+ High school diploma or equivalent GED, with a minimum two year animal care experience.

+ Associates degree in veterinary technology, or AALAS certification may be substituted for experience.


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


Kelly Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interestsits the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.


**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 (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). 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. (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm)

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Posted: 2021-09-10 Expires: 2021-10-11

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