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ANML TCHN AST (Vivarium Assistant) - 11802

Company: University of California - Davis
Location: Davis
Posted on: October 11, 2020

Job Description:

Department Description

The Mouse Biology Program (MBP) is an interdisciplinary group of scientists and staff from the Schools of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine and the College of Biological Sciences, with administrative and intellectual oversight provided by the Center for Comparative Medicine. This interdisciplinary group focuses on expanding knowledge on the biology of the laboratory mice and on the application of genetically-altered mice in biomedical research. The MBP offers coordinated expertise in mouse biology "from concept through creation" and supports state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, services and mouse vivarium to provide an enriched environment for students, trainees, and investigators utilizing genetically-altered mice in research.

Job Summary

Under supervision, provide animal husbandry and general housekeeping in the vivarium. Perform basic operator equipment maintenance and repair. Transport supplies throughout the Mouse Biology Program Facility and campus. Assist other vivarium personnel with laboratory duties.


Salary Range

$17.82 - $21.19/HR.

No. of Positions


Appointment Type


Percentage of Time

Fulltime, 100%

Shift Hours

Monday Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm


UC Davis

Union Representation


Benefits Eligible


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Stand for extended periods of time on hard surfaces; walk, crouch, kneel, and bend; lift items up to 50 pounds independently and over 50 pounds with assistance; and maneuver items weighing up to 50 over 100 pounds with assistance.


Work with and routinely handle live mice in a research setting.

Must possess a valid California driver's license to drive campus owned vehicles between campus locations.

Work flexible hours, occasional overtime, and holidays. There is restricted vacation during peak holiday times. This position will require working at least one weekend day as part of the routine work schedule.

This position requires that the employee must not own any rodent pets in the home, or own any pets that require the feeding of live rodents.

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.



-Experience working with live animals.

-Skills to work with computerized databases.

-Interpersonal, oral and written communication skills to interact by phone, writing, electronic mail email, or in person in a culturally diverse working environment

-Skills to interact and consult with investigators and students on research projects or for training purposes.

-Skills to maintain vivarium records, both hard-copies and electronically.

-Skills to clean, perform basic operator maintenance, and minor repair of motorized equipment.


-Experience handling live mice.

-Knowledge of aseptic technique.

-Theoretical knowledge of mouse biology and/or genetics.

-Experience working with live animals in a professional environment.


Background Check

This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.

EEO/AA Statement

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 policy.


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