The Stanford University Department of Comparative Medicine represents a distinct discipline of experimental medicine whose mission is to advance human and animal health through outstanding research, veterinary care, and training. Within this dynamic setting, there is an opening for an Animal Care Assistant IV. The Animal Care Assistant IV provides advanced care and husbandry for a variety of animal species in complex facilities. S/he also provides daily administrative and technical support to the supervisor including scheduling and confirming transfers and receiving new arrivals, as well as checking alarm logs, scheduling appointments and putting new Key Tracer entries into the database. S/he will assist with drafting, editing and reviewing SOP's, entering data into multiple online inventory management databases, preparing and digitizing various documents, and processing orders and shipments.
The Animal Care Assistant IV also provides daily direction to lower level animal care technicians responsible for animal husbandry. Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to leading co-workers in the performance of their individual tasks which includes explaining job duties, assisting with completion of tasks, relaying requests from the Animal Care Supervisor and confirming by inspection that jobs have been completed correctly. S/he will check attendance, schedule room assignments if needed, adjust weekend schedules, and schedule Animal Trax transfers and deliveries to satellite areas. May be requested to conduct assigned duties or duties of other workers including but not limited to on weekends or holidays in the event of absence of the worker(s). The Animal Care Assistant IV must lead and motivate staff to achieve the results and standards according to regulatory requirements, and as set by the Supervisor or Manager.
Additional duties include assisting with standard maintenance and QA/QC of a wide variety of large machinery, equipment, and environmental systems to include basic troubleshooting and calibrating, minor maintenance, inspecting equipment for proper operation, validation, reporting broken or damaged supplies and equipment and reporting needed facility repairs to the supervisor or managers.
Minimum of five years of experience in a laboratory animal facility and training equivalent to AALAS Technologist certification. Associate's degree and AALAS certification preferred. Familiarity with OLAW and U.S.D.A. guidelines required, as is experience with the use and maintenance of large animal facility related machinery. Must possess the skill and ability to troubleshoot a wide variety of technical equipment and systems, or the demonstrated ability to become quickly trained and proficient in new technologies. Strong computer skills with a demonstrated ability to work with Microsoft Office and email applications are required. Prefer experience working with a web-based applications such as inventory management. Must be able to work independently as well as on a team, and possess a strong sense of personal accountability and reliability. Must be able to manage multiple competing priorities while under tight timelines. Must have mechanical ability, manual dexterity, and personal standards of cleanliness, neatness and organizational skills. Must be able to read, write, understand, communicate and follow written and oral instructions provided in English. Ability to establish productive relationships within a diverse research community that reflects a strong client service commitment is essential. The Animal Care Assistant IV will complete an Occupational Health Surveillance Questionnaire and may be required to undergo a physical examination and immunizations. Must comply with governmental regulations and University policies regarding health and safety and observe and support good health and safety practices. Must be capable of properly handling and restraining all species of common laboratory animals, have no abnormal fear of any common laboratory species and should be free of animal-related allergies. A valid California Driver's License is required.
There is currently 1 vacant Animal Care Assistant IV position.
Location: School of Medicine, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
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