The colony management team professional will be responsible for tailoring the supply of various animal models to the demand for these animals from the investigators at UCSF’s Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases (IND). The Rodent Colony Management Professional will lead a group of four full time breeding-team technicians in maintaining multiples strains of genetically modified rodent colonies, providing broad colony management services.
As part of UCSF’s Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases, Hunters Point Animal Facility (HPAF) is entirely dedicated to research on neurodegenerative diseases. It houses one of the largest colony of animals involved in prion disease research in the world and is also one of the largest transgenic facilities dedicated to a single group of diseases. It produces over 10,000 transgenic animals per year carrying diverse modifications of a single gene.
ABOUT UCSF The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.
• BA/BS degree with a major in a related science and two or more years of recent, directly related work experience following degree completion, utilizing the techniques or methods required by the position and demonstrating technical expertise in these areas; or an equivalent combination of education and experience • Two+ years of experience working with experimental mice and managing and/or supervising rodent colonies • Experience with complex transgenic animal husbandry (bi- or tri-genic crosses) • Experience with large-volume genotyping of rodents • Experience with various rodent identification methodology • Able to effectively follow Standard Operating Procedures as it relates to Environmental Health and Safety procedures (i.e. proper use of Personal Protective Equipment) • Able to effectively and efficiently work well with other team-members in a high-throughput, dynamic, and physically-demanding environment • Ability to multitask
Note: Physical/health screening required.
• American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) certification • Familiarity with biomedical research and animal models of disease
Internal Number: 55256BR
The Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases (IND) at UCSF is pursuing a cutting-edge blend of basic science and clinical medicine to provide outstanding care to those suffering from neurodegenerative diseases. Founded in 1999, the IND is committed to creating therapeutics that will halt diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and dementia resulting from traumatic brain injuries. The IND is poised to make serious contributions to this struggle at the frontier of neuroscience and medicine. The mission of the Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases is to discover causes and develop cures for these illnesses with an innovative program of basic research and clinical medicine.