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ANML TCHN AST (Assistant Animal Technician - Outdoor Colony)

Company: University of California
Location: Davis
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Job Description:

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. Job Summary 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. POSITION INFORMATION Salary Range $18.35/hr. - $21.83/hr. No. of Positions 3 Appointment Type Contract Percentage of Time 100% Shift Hours Monday - Friday Location UC Davis Union Representation SX Benefits Eligible Yes Apply by Date 11/16/2021 PHYSICAL DEMANDS * Capture animals in a net within a half-acre enclosure on uneven terrain. * Restrain animals for extended periods of time. * Handle, move, and transport a variety of animals weighing up to 40 pounds to cage elevations 7 feet high. * Lift and move a 25 pound sack of chow. Occasionally lift up to 50 lbs. containers of enrichment (produce). * Move up to 70 lbs. of soil in a wheelbarrow (outdoor colonies). * Repeated lifting of cages that weigh 55-130 lbs. * Handle diversified tasks that often require squatting, kneeling, bending, stooping or standing. * Maneuver feeds. * Substantial contact with animals, including repeated capture of animals. WORK ENVIRONMENT * 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 Policy. * 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 University requirements. * Must be willing to perform assigned duties in BioSafety Level (BSL) 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. * Wear protective clothing for extended periods of time including: gown, coveralls, gloves, masks, face shields, goggles, sleeves and head covers. -Work outdoors daily throughout the year, including rain, warmer temperatures, or cold weather that is consistent with Northern California climate. * Restricted vacation during peak workload periods. Work irregular shifts, including assigned weekend work schedules on rotation with other crew members, holidays, and evenings. Work overtime 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. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Additional Minimum License/Certification: Minimum Education/Experience: * Experience working with research laboratory animals, which includes experience and observation skills to recognize changes in animal physical appearance or behavior. * Experience in laboratory data recording of animal care activities on regulatory care documents in compliance with Good Laboratory Practice guidelines. * Experience to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA) : * Skills to acquire skills and knowledge to capture animals in a net within a half-acre enclosure on uneven terrain. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Additional Preferred License/Certification: * Certification as an Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) with the American Association of Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) or Veterinary Technician certification. Preferred Education/Experience: * Experience in providing support in laboratory animal husbandry. * Animal husbandry experience working with research laboratory animals such as nonhuman primates, which includes applied knowledge and experience to handle laboratory animals in a manner that avoids injury to self or animals, and to exercise basic principles of animal health care related to disease control, sanitation and environmental enrichment. Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA) : * Applied knowledge and skills to learn how to provide laboratory animal husbandry care to nonhuman primates in outdoor colony. * Willingess to attend on ongoing continuing education and training in the areas of primatology, animal laboratory science, animal care/husbandry, and infectious controls protocols as well as regulatory compliance (USDA/OLAW/AAALAC). * Ability to perform duties and responsibilities with attention to detail and support for organizational policies, as well as the ability to anticipate demands/pressures of assignments and adjust accordingly. * Ability to follow through on commitments, demand trustworthiness in others, display courage and objectivity, and incorporate honesty, respect, and fairness in daily actions. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS The University of California has implemented a SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination Policy (ucop.edu) covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, employees must submit proof of vaccination or a University-approved exception or deferral. 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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