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Animal Care and Breeding Tech

Posted: May 13, 2024
Salary:US$24 - US$28 per hour + 401(k), Insurance, PTO
Location:Del Mar
Job type: Contract
Discipline:Life Sciences
Work Location:On-site

Job description

Medix is hiring with a high-growth manufacturing company serving the Biomedical Research community, and we are looking for Animal Care Technicians to join the team! In this role, you'll be responsible for the daily care of research animals, including feeding, watering, cage changing, maintaining a clean work environment, and monitoring the overall health of the animals. This role requires a passion for animal welfare, dedication to providing clean living spaces, and flexibility in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment. You will function as part of a team, and your contribution will be valued.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform routine animal husbandry (cage change, food/water, health monitoring).
  • Prepare and submit records, census sheets, room logs, cage cards, and inventories.
  • Sanitize and decontaminate all areas of the facility.
  • Follow room entry order and biosafety procedures.
  • Dispose of waste following appropriate SOPs and waste streams.
  • Receive, identify, and properly house incoming animal shipments according to SOPs.
  • Maintain animal racks and support equipment.
  • Assist with ordering, receipt, and stocking of all supply inventories.
  • May perform basic animal health treatments with direction from the veterinary staff.
  • Perform daily animal health surveillance checks and report any abnormal conditions of either the animals or the animal room environment to client, veterinary staff, and direct supervisory staff.
  • Maintain a daily animal cage census in assigned animal rooms.
  • Humanely euthanize animals as requested or required
  • Perform other duties under supervision, as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Animal husbandry experience preferred.
  • Experience in animal care and/or research involving rodents.
  • Manual dexterity, ability to write legibly and ability to operate a computer (Office, Gmail) and telephone.
  • Ability to perform duties and responsibilities with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to understand light to moderately complex SOPs and protocols.
  • Must be able to lift a maximum of 50lbs; bend, stoop, climb, and stand for a prolonged periods of time.
  • Be able to wear full Personal Protective Equipment for several hours per day (face mask, coveralls, gloves)

Benefits Offered: Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays, Medical, Dental and Group Vision Insurance, 401k with company match, casual work environment and excellent career growth.

Apply today, and let's connect about your next career!