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Animal Lab Tech II

Location: San Fernando
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Grow your career at Cedars-Sinai!At Cedars-Sinai, we're motivated by a collective spirit of innovation and the challenge to continuously improve. Above all, we share a real passion for helping others. Day after day, from department to department, our people give their all to create a community unlike any other. This is just one of the many reasons U.S. News & World Report has named us one of America's Best Hospitals-and now we invite you to join us and make a difference every single day in service of this outstanding work - excellence and innovation in patient care, research, and community service. From working with a team of dedicated professionals to using state-of-the-art facilities, you'll have great resources to do something incredible-for yourself, and for othersWhat will you be doing in this role?The Animal Lab Technician II is responsible for performing the routine and specialized duties related to the husbandry of the experimental animals and the sanitation and environmental monitoring of vivarium facilities and documentation of such. Observes animals for abnormalities, performs animal care, cage sanitation, room and general facility sanitation, bar-coding of cage cards and uploading of data. Prioritizes work assignments and multitasks. Performs Para veterinary duties as directed by the Clinical Staff. Primary Duties and Responsibilities --- Responsible for routine and specialized feeding, watering, handling/restraint and primary enclosure exchanging for all species and expertise with large species housed in the vivarium facilities. --- Monitors animal room environments (temperature, photoperiods, humidity) recording of data and reporting abnormalities to appropriate individual(s). --- Responsible for following constantly varying written and verbal (in English) instructions regarding the provision of a wide variety of special diets and medicated water to constantly varying populations of animals and accurately documenting same. --- Operates cage-washers, autoclave, automatic water bottle fillers and bedding dispenser. Uses pressure washer and floor scrubber for secondary enclosure sanitation. --- Provides care for animals that are immuno-compromised, have known/unknown pathogens or are designated as biohazardous. --- Responsible for reading, comprehending, and following a standard operating procedures (SOP's) related to the numerous biohazardous agents (bacteria, viruses, radiation, carcinogens, anti-neoplastic agents, etc.) used in various species in the Vivarium. --- Responsible for reading, comprehending, and following SOPs specific to husbandry aspects of GLP compliant research. --- Provides care for animals on GLP studies and documents such in a Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) compliant manner. --- Observes and recognizes symptoms of abnormalities (anorexia, diarrhea, malocclusion, pododermatitis, etc.) in laboratory animals. Takes appropriate action (hands-on animal resolution of problem) and/or promptly reports problems to the appropriate individuals. --- Maintains aspects of animal Clinical Records (including records for animals used in Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) compliant research. --- Receives delivered animals, inspects animals for abnormalities and houses incoming animals. Observes received animals for health abnormalities and deviations from expected quantity, sex, age, weight, strain/stock designation etc. Promptly reports any health concerns or deviations in expected delivery criteria to appropriate superiors. --- Responsible for computer literacy at a level which allows for animal receipt (printing of cage cards), animal transfers, etc., in addition to knowledge of barcode census and billing system. --- Responsible for assisting Clinical Staff with new animal conditioning and treatments. Performs para-veterinary duties as instructed, and maintains clinical records as required. --- Assists with rodent breeding programs (noting birth dates, projecting weaning dates, weaning, sexing, pairing, etc.) ---- Operates department vehicles as required. --- Responsible for filling in for Animal Care Coordinator in his/her absence. --- Responsible for independently identifying additional tasks (other than those assigned) which need to be performed. --- Performs up to 4 program support projects per year Department-Specific Responsibilities
Required - High School Diploma/GED -Preferred - Bachelor's Degree Relevant college degree or coursework in laboratory animal sciences Work Experience:Requirement - 3 years of Laboratory Animal Science experience Licensure/Certifications:Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) Preferred
Working Title: Animal Lab Tech II
Department: Comparative Medicine
Business Entity: Academic / Research
Job Category: Academic/Research
Job Specialty: Animal Care
Position Type: Full-time
Shift Length: 8 hour shift
Shift Type: Day
Base Pay:$19.33 - $32.86

Keywords: CEDARS-SINAI, Los Angeles , Animal Lab Tech II, Healthcare , San Fernando, California

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