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Sr. Animal Care and Husbandry Technician

Posted: July 02, 2024
Salary:US$25 - US$31 per hour + 401(k), Insurance, PTO
Location:Del Mar
Job type: Contract
Discipline:Life Sciences
Work Location:On-site

Job description

Calling all aspiring Lead, Supervisor or Manager in the Animal Care and Husbandry field! Medix is hiring for an experienced Animal Care Technician to join a Contract Research Organization (CRO) that we partner with in beautiful San Diego, CA as a Senior Animal Care and Husbandry Technician. This position is intended to put someone on track to grow into management-level roles in the near future with this team. So what are you waiting for? Apply today, and let's see how we can help you reach the next step in your career.


The Sr. Husbandry Tech is responsible for overseeing the daily operations and maintenance of the vivarium and its live collections, ensuring the welfare of animals and facilities in accordance with established departmental policies and Good Documentation Practices (GDP). This role involves supervising the Husbandry Technicians, managing schedules, ensuring adherence to high standards of animal care, facility maintenance, and accurate record-keeping, as well as coordinating the receipt and integration of new animals.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Supervisory Responsibilities - 30%

  • Supervise and mentor Husbandry Technicians, providing training, guidance, and performance evaluations.
  • Develop and manage work schedules to ensure adequate coverage and efficient operations.
  • Ensure adherence to departmental policies, procedures, and Good Documentation Practices (GDP) by all team members.
  • Foster a positive and collaborative work environment.

Vivarium Management - 25%

  • Oversee the well-being and welfare of animals, ensuring compliance with departmental standards and GDP.
  • Supervise daily cleaning and maintenance activities.
  • Monitor and address potential animal health or behavioral issues, coordinating with veterinary staff as needed.
  • Oversee the acclimation and enrichment of animals for integration into experimental studies.

Animal Receiving and Integration - 10%

  • Coordinate the receipt of new animals, ensuring proper documentation and compliance with established protocols.
  • Facilitate the acclimation process for newly received animals, ensuring a smooth transition into the vivarium.
  • Maintain accurate records of animal receipts and integration activities in accordance with GDP.

Facilities Management - 15%

  • Oversee routine maintenance tasks to ensure the proper functioning of facilities, including general HVAC and plumbing.

Documentation and Reporting - 20%

  • Ensure accurate documentation of all husbandry activities, including daily care routines, observations, and health monitoring, in accordance with GDP.
  • Monitor compliance with GDP standards and address any discrepancies.