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Cedars-Sinai Animal Lab Technician I in Los Angeles, California

Job Description

The Animal Lab Technician I is responsible for performing the routine and specialized duties related to the husbandry of the experimental animals. Observes animals for abnormalities, performs animal care, cage sanitation, room and general facility sanitation, room environmental monitoring and documentation. Assists clinical staff with animal handling and restraint.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

•Assists in routine and special feeding, watering, handling (safely transferring from one enclosure to another) and primary enclosure exchanging for all species housed in the vivarium facilities.

•Monitors animal room environments (temperature, photoperiods, and humidity), records environmental data and reports abnormalities to appropriate individual(s).

•Follows various written and verbal (in English) instructions for providing unique and varying diets and medicated water to varying populations of animals.

•Operates cage-washers, autoclave, and automatic water bottle filler and bedding dispenser. Uses pressure washer and floor scrubber for secondary enclosure sanitation.

•Provides care for animals that are immuno-compromised, which have known/unknown pathogens, and/or are designated as biohazardous.

•Responsible for reading, comprehending, and following a large number of varying standard operating procedures (SOP’s) related to the numerous biohazardous agents used in the Vivarium.

•Observes and recognizes obvious symptoms of abnormalities in laboratory animals and promptly reports abnormalities to the appropriate individual(s).

•Responsible for daily barcoding of animal cage cards for billing and census purposes.

•Assists in receipt of delivered animals and inspection for obvious health abnormalities as well as observing for deviations from the ordered quantity or sex.

•Assists with conditioning (animal restraint) and treatments (restraint) of all species under direct supervision of clinical staff.

•Assists with rodent breeding programs (noting birth dates, projecting weaning dates.

•Operates department vehicles as required.

•Responsible for reading, understanding and following SOP’s specific to the husbandry of animals used in Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) regulated studies.

Qualifications

Education:

High School Diploma/GED Required Minimum

Work Experience:

1 Year Experience - Preferred

License/Certification:

Assistant Laboratory Animal Tech (ALAT) - Preferred

About Us

Cedars-Sinai is a leader in providing high-quality healthcare encompassing primary care, specialized medicine and research. Since 1902, Cedars-Sinai has evolved to meet the needs of one of the most diverse regions in the nation, setting standards in quality and innovative patient care, research, teaching and community service. Today, Cedars- Sinai is known for its national leadership in transforming healthcare for the benefit of patients. Cedars-Sinai impacts the future of healthcare by developing new approaches to treatment and educating tomorrow's health professionals. Additionally, Cedars-Sinai demonstrates a commitment to the community through programs that improve the health of its most vulnerable residents.

About the Team

Cedars-Sinai is one of the largest nonprofit academic medical centers in the U.S., with 886 licensed beds, 2,100 physicians, 2,800 nurses and thousands of other healthcare professionals and staff. Choose this if you want to work in a fast-paced environment that offers the highest level of care to people in the Los Angeles that need our care the most.

Req ID : HRC1346249

Working Title : Animal Lab Technician I

Department : Comparative Medicine

Business Entity : Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Job Category : Academic / Research

Job Specialty : Animal Care

Overtime Status : NONEXEMPT

Primary Shift : Day

Shift Duration : 8 hour

Base Pay : $19.50 - $27.15

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.

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