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Principal Animal Technician (SF, CA)

Kelly Services
San Francisco, CA 94103
**Job: Principal Animal Technician**

**Location: San Francisco**

**Shift: Day shift 7am-3:30pm**

**Days: Monday through Friday,**

***plus some Holidays and Weekends Required**

**Pay: $25-31 DOE**

**Competitive wage, Pension, Plus raises every year**

**Term: Direct Hire**


**The Principal Animal Technician**

**is critical for the proper operation of THE COMPANY for Neurodegenerative Diseases Animal Facility. The purpose of this position is to provide technical support in regard to animal care and breeding for small animal models used to study neurodegenerative diseases.**

**The person in this position will have a critical role ensuring that animals are appropriately bred to meet the experimental needs of the investigators in the Laboratory site, as well as the animal care and husbandry (i.e. animal health and welfare checks, cage changing, and other husbandry related procedures). Proper training in animal handling and biosafety will be provided. Some holidays and weekends are required. The Principal Animal Technician will have a critical role ensuring that daily animal health and husbandry procedures are performed.**


**Department Description**

**The Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases (IND) at THE COMPANY is pursuing a cutting-edge blend of basic science and clinical medicine to provide outstanding care to those suffering from neurodegenerative diseases. Founded in 1999, the IND is committed to creating therapeutics that will halt diseases such as Alzheimers, Parkinsons, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and dementia resulting from traumatic brain injuries. The IND is poised to make serious contributions to this struggle at the frontier of neuroscience and medicine. The mission of the Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases is to discover causes and develop cures for these illnesses with an innovative program of basic research and clinical medicine.**


**Colony Management duties include, but not limited to:**

** Effective and timely communication with all members of the IND-HPAF team**

** Experience with maintenance of rodent colonies**

** Daily health and welfare observations of each animal**

** Reporting of all animal health issues**

** Ability to distinguish gender of animals**

** Mating/pairing animals as directed**

** Weaning of age-appropriate animals**

** Culling of colony as directed**

** Proficiency with computers**

** Creating animal ID numbers, mating and housing cards, recording births, changing animal status and other accurate and complete record keeping**

** Collection of tissue samples for genotyping**

** Aseptic micro-tattooing procedure**

** Changing animal housing cages as scheduled and as frequently as needed (dirty and/or wet cages)**

** Routine cleaning/sanitizing of animal housing rooms**

** Checking of environmental conditions of rooms to make sure that parameters are within pre-determined ranges**


**Required Qualifications**

+ **Graduation from high school;**

+ **completion of training equivalent to the Laboratory Animal Technologist certification of the AALAS**

+ **three (3) years of related animal care experience with demonstrated supervisory ability; or an equivalent combination of education and experience and knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position**

+ **Able to effectively and efficiently work well with other team-members in a high-throughput, dynamic, and physically-demanding environment**

+ **Able to effectively follow Standard Operating Procedures as it relates to Environmental Health and Safety procedures (i.e. proper use of Personal Protective Equipment)**

**Note: Physical/Health Screening Required**


**Preferred Qualifications**

+ **Familiarity with biomedical research and animal models of disease**

+ **Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) certification**

+ **License/Certification**


**Please quick Apply**

**Please outreach to Kelly Recruiter, Matthew Rose for additional information and next steps.**

**Send email to:**


1. **Current Microsoft Word Resume**

2. **Three reasons why you are a perfect fit?**

3. **Best time/day to chat with you? Mornings, afternoons?**

**You should know:** Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process.

**Why Kelly** **** **Science & Clinical?**

Kelly Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire industry experts just like you. Our team creates expert talent solutions to solve the worlds most critical challenges. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills, interests, and career goalsits the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background and education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get your expertise 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 Services is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We welcome, value, and embrace diversity at all levels and are committed to building a team that is inclusive of a variety of backgrounds, communities, perspectives, and abilities. At Kelly, we believe that the more inclusive we are, the better services we can provide. Requests for accommodation related to our application process can be directed to Kellys Human Resource Knowledge Center.
Kelly complies with the requirements of Californias state and local Fair Chance laws. A conviction does not automatically bar individuals from employment.
Posted: 2022-09-09 Expires: 2022-10-13

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