SRA 2 NEX (SRA - NB: Bales Lab) - 11571
Company: University of California - Davis
Posted on: October 8, 2020
The California National Primate Research Center (CNPRC) is an
Organized Research Unit which conducts interdisciplinary research
programs on significant human health related problems where non
human primates are the animal models of choice. In addition to its
major efforts in the area of research, the CNPRC is also committed
to its missions of teaching and service.
Under general direction of the PI in the NeuroscienceBrain, Mind
and Behavior Unit, serve as a research associate for a
biobehavioral research project involving studies relating to the
neurobiology of social bonds in primates. Duties include project
coordination, physiological and behavioral data collection,
maintenance of computerized databases, training of other personnel,
and preparation of biological samples for assay. Apply technical
and theoretical knowledge of animal behavior, behavioral assessment
procedures, and laboratory work. Perform technical research and
prepare technical reports, and perform data collection and summary.
Effectively collaborate on research projects as directed by
protocols and research goals. On assigned projects, manage data
collection, entry and analysis; and troubleshoot, recommend, and
develop new techniques.
Work independently in applying judgment and problem solving to
assure project activities are conducted according to the project.
Follow University, Campus and CNPRC guidelines in order to perform
all tasks, and consult with PI on projects.
$25.41 - $40.88/HR.
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- Performs diversified tasks the may often require squatting,
kneeling, bending, stooping or standing.
-Substantial contact with animals. Handle, move, and transport
animals. Move and handle a variety of animals weighing up to 30
- Position requires repeated movement, repetitive procedures,
operating and maintaining equipment, and safely lifting and
carrying up to 30 pounds.
- Perform assigned duties in BioSafety Level 2 and 3 conditions
where non-human primates may be either naturally or experimentally
infected with potentially hazardous infectious agents such as HIV,
SIV, or Herpes B virus.
-Wear protective clothing for extended periods of time including:
gown, lab coats, gloves, masks, face shields, and head covers.
-Use and disposal of radioactive isotope, hazardous materials and
other environmental health and safety procedures.
-Measles vaccination or documentation of illness required. This
position is subject to Medical Surveillance procedures and review
in accordance with Federal and State Laws and Regulations and
-Individual will work routinely with animal and specimens and
-Must perform assigned duties in BioSafety Level (BSL) 2/3
conditions where non-human primates may be naturally or
experimentally infected with potentially hazardous diseases such as
SRV, SIV, HIV, STLV, HTLV or Herpes virus.
-Position requires employee to work with or be in areas where
hazardous materials and/or infectious agents are present. In such
instances, employee will be required to wear protective clothing
for personal protection from infectious diseases and animals.
-Must be able to work irregular hours (early mornings, early
evening, and/or weekends, as needed). Work occasional weekends and
-UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1,
2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use
of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly
prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and
outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.
-California National Primate Research Center employees are directly
or indirectly engaged in the performance of work on Federal or
State contracts and grants as well as periodically come into
contact with controlled substances; and are expected to abide by
the UC Policy on Substance Abuse, the Federal Drug-Free Workplace
Act of 1988, and the State Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1990.
-Experience in behavioral data collection using various sampling
techniques and data collection methodologies. Experience to collect
behavioral and enrichment data, and use MS Excel and Behavior
Tracker to perform data evaluation and analyses.
-Technical experience in behavioral management of non-human
primates with a focus on animal behavioral assessment and
socialization enrichment management principles and practices.
Experience in the conduct, documentation, and evaluation of animal
introductions for socialization enrichment. Familiarity and
previous use of analytic tools and exposure to new analytic
methodologies used by professionals in the study of animal behavior
and care management principles in a large biomedical research
-Experience in working with nonhuman primates, which includes
performing capture and restraint of nonhuman primates and
collection of biological samples (blood, urine, buccal cells,
-Research experience working with titi monkeys and rhesus monkeys,
ranging from infants weighing less than 1 pound to adults weighing
30 pounds, safely and in a manner that promotes animal welfare.
-Experience in assessing and analyzing normal and abnormal behavior
in both indoor housed and outdoor animals. Experience utilizing
formal behavioral observation methods and techniques to monitor,
record and analyze social interactions between nonhuman primates in
small indoor/outdoor cages, large group enclosures and smaller Corn
-Applied knowledge of regulations pertaining to husbandry of
research animals including UC campus policy and procedures, USDA,
ILAR, and AAALAC.
-Experience in scientific research support and data collection
management, which includes preparing written summaries and animal
protocols and demographics reporting data analyses.
-Experience assessing the condition of animals and making the
appropriate judgment to determine when an animal requires
veterinary attention. Experience in recognizing changes in animal
physical appearance or behavior.
-Applied knowledge of USDA regulations and AALAS practices and
protocols pertaining to primate non-human animal models.
-Bachelor's degree in Animal Biology, Animal Science, Psychology,
Neurobiology, or related field and experience in behavioral data
collection in nonhuman primates.
-Experience in scientific research support. Familiarity and
previous use of analytic tools and exposure to new analytic
methodologies used by professionals in the field of animal care
management in a large biomedical research facility.
-Experience in applied experimental design and statistical
-Skill to organize data and prepare written summaries, developing
animal protocols and demographics reporting and data analyses.
-Skills to communicate and interact with supervisors, veterinary
staff and research investigators.
-Experience managing complex projects, where organizational skills
and attention to detail are essential to meet operational
-Animal Technologist (LATG) certification.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or
other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination
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