ANML TCHN AST (Vivarium Assistant) - 11802
Company: University of California - Davis
Posted on: October 11, 2020
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.
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.
$17.82 - $21.19/HR.
No. of Positions
Percentage of Time
Monday Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm
Apply by Date
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
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
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
-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
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
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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