ANML TCHN (Animal Technician - Husbandry) - 12907
Company: University of California - Davis
Posted on: November 21, 2020
The California National Primate Research Center, CNPRC at UC Davis,
is an Organized Research Unit that conducts interdisciplinary
research programs on significant human health problems where
non-human primates is the animal of choice. In addition to its
major efforts in the area of research, the CNPRC is also committed
to both UC Davis and NIH missions of teaching and service.
Under supervision of the Animal Care Supervisor, perform routine
animal care tasks in the indoor animal colony with duties that
include observing animals for abnormal behavior, health monitoring,
feed animals, and clean animal rooms and cages. Provide basic
animal care, technical and experimental assistance. Provide routine
animal care, technical and experimental project support services
and study support services to research Principal Investigators
(PIs), which includes performing technical laboratory animal
procedures requiring various levels of biohazard containment in the
indoor nonhuman primate colony, such as monitoring and assessing
health condition and technical procedures.
The incumbent will work under minimal supervision in compliance
with federal, state, and local regulations, industry standards
governing animal research (NIH/OLAW/AAALAC) and all safety
procedures according to NIH standards and standard operating
procedures (SOPs). Familiarity with regulations, guidelines, and
policies to ensure that animals are provided appropriate care to
promote physical and psychological well-being and minimize
discomfort. Employee is required to work with animals (nonhuman
primates) that are either naturally or experimentally infected with
potentially hazardous infectious agents such as HIV, SIV, Herpes B
$20.99 - $24.70/HR.
No. of Positions
Percentage of Time
Part time, 49% Variable
Monday Friday TBD
Apply by Date
- Repetitive lifting and/or moving loaded animal transfer cages
weighing 35 pounds to cage elevations 7 feet high. Lift and move a
25 pound sack of chow. Push rolling cages that may weigh from
- Perform diversified tasks that may require squatting, kneeling,
bending, stooping or standing.
- Restrain animals for prolonged periods of time.
- Position self to move and handle a variety of animals weighing up
to 40 pounds.
- Substantial contact with animals, including repeated capture and
prolonged restraint of animals.
- Wear protective clothing for extended periods of time including:
gown, coveralls, gloves, masks, face shields, goggles, sleeves and
-Measles vaccination or proof of illness required. This position is
subject to Medical Surveillance procedures and review in accordance
with Federal and State Laws and Regulations and University
-Employee shall participate in required preventative medical and
medical monitoring programs which may include blood tests,
immunizations, TB screening, Blood borne and Airborne Pathogen
training, etc., and are provided to meet Federal, State and
-Must be willing to perform assigned duties in BioSafety Level
(BSL) 1, 2, or 3 facility where nonhuman primates may be either
naturally or experimentally infected with potentially hazardous
diseases such as HIV, SIV, or Herpes B virus.
-Required to wear protective clothing and respirator in
circumstances that require personal protection from infectious
diseases and animals.
-Restricted vacation during peak workload periods. Work irregular
shifts, including weekends, holidays, and evenings. Work overtime,
occasional weekends on short notice.
-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.
- Six months to one year of relevant work experience in animal care
or equivalent combination of education and training.
-Work experience in performing animal care husbandry duties, which
includes having considerable knowledge of the care, feeding, and
handling of laboratory animals; considerable knowledge of the
biology and physical characteristics of a wide variety of animals
used in research and teaching.
-Must have applied experience and ability to handle laboratory
animals in a manner that avoids injury to self or animals, and to
exercise basic principles of animal care related to disease
control, pest control, sanitation and environmental enrichment.
- Experience to recognize changes in animal physical appearance or
behavior, which includes the ability to recognize signs of illness
or abnormality as well as to make accurate observations.
- Animal Technician (ALAT) or Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT)
certifications or equivalent experience. Eligible to obtain
certification to be certified as a laboratory Animal Technician by
the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS)
within one year from date of hire.
--Experience in specialty area such as nonhuman primate facilities,
barrier, hazard containment and animal facility.
-Knowledge of NIH, OLAW, USDA regulations and AALAS practices
Protocols pertaining to primate non-human animal models.
- Skill to pay strict attention to detail and knowledge to
recognize changes in animal physical appearance or behavior.
-Effective communications skills (written and oral) to convey
complex technical issues to Colony Management and academic research
professional that include skills in customer service and have a
-Skills and ability to follow oral and written instructions given
by shift supervisors, manager, and/or faculty/researchers.
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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