The position provides skilled animal care to the colony management area of the Animal Resources Department in support of research activities. The incumbent is expected to assist researchers with rodent breeding, checking plugs and determining pregnancy, separating mice, consolidating and culling colonies, performing weaning and record keeping. This position also includes performing animal identification and collecting biological specimens for genotyping.
High school diploma or equivalent, or Associate's degree in a related field with requisite experience for respective education level.
AALAS certification as a Lab Animal Technician (LAT).
Associate's or Bachelor's degree in a related field.
Must be able to work a flexible schedule that may include weekends and holidays.
Must be able to work assigned schedules: Monday â“ Friday, Sunday - Thursday or Tuesday â“ Saturday. Management reserves the right to change or modify assigned schedules based on operational needs.
Must be able to work overtime as needed before or after regular shift or on weekends.
Post offer physical required which may include respirator fit test.
Must be willing to sign a confidentiality agreement.
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 (every six months / twice a year)
Hepatitis B (proof of immunization and/or vaccination)Rabies (proof of immunization and/or vaccination)
Tetanus (vaccination < 10 years)
Diphtheria (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 seeing, adjusting focus, hearing, lifting 0-20 pounds, communicating 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.