This is a 6 month temporary position pay-rolled through a staffing agency.
This position is responsible for the basic daily husbandry operations in all facilities and with all species in accordance with standard operating procedures and training to ensure compliance with the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, the Animal Welfare Act and Regulations as well as all applicable federal, state, local and institutional laws, regulations, policies. Duties include, but are not limited to: daily health and husbandry observations, change cages, flood and rack line checks, feeding and watering, handling devices for environmental enrichment, receiving incoming animals and houses, basic examinations on incoming animals, performs census, providing special study support and basic colony management, administering treatments according to prescribed instructions, communication with lab personnel, performing animal euthanasia following the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) guidelines, supporting Sentinel health monitoring program, performing standard QA and water quality testing, recordkeeping, and equipment and room maintenance.
High school diploma or equivalent.
ALAT certification by AALAS or equivalent.
Must be able to work a flexible schedule that may include weekends and holidays.
Must be able to work overtime based on workload and deadlines.
Must be able to work assigned standard schedule: Monday â“ Friday, Sunday - Thursday or Tuesday - Saturday, 6:00 a.m.- 2:30 p.m./6:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m./7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m./ 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Post offer physical required which may include respirator fit test.
Possible rotating schedule.
Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment.
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
As a safeguard for employees and animals, all ARD employees may be subject to vaccines/tests/physical exams prior to working with specific animals or animal populations as required by research needs including but not limited to:
TB Testing/Clearance (once a year)
Tetanus/ Diphtheria (vaccination < 10 years proof of immunization and/or vaccination)
Measles (proof of immunization and/or vaccination)
Periodic physical exams (may include respirator fit test)
Other vaccines/tests as required by Occupational Health & Safety standards
This position requires constant standing, seeing, adjusting focus, grasping, hearing, handling, lifting 0-20 pounds, communicating, being exposed to noise, potential allergens, fumes/odors/mites/ dust and working inside.
Salk scientists are dedicated to innovative biological research. The Salk Institute consistently ranks among the leading research institutions in the world for its faculty's contributions and the impact of their findings. Focused both on discovery and on mentoring future generations of researchers, Salk scientists make groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of cancer, aging, Alzheimer's, diabetes and infectious diseases by studying neuroscience, genetics, cell and plant biology, and related disciplines. "We lead biological research. We prize discovery. Salk is where cures begin."Overlooking the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla, the Salk Institute offers a warm, collegial and collaborative work environment, where employees enjoy a generous benefits program. Social activities on campus encourage interaction as a community.