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City of Hope Research Support Technician (Animal Care) in Duarte, California

About City of Hope

City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 6000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research. City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Cage Wash Supervisor or designee, is responsible for the preparation and processing of animal caging supplies, operating equipment associated with these tasks, monitoring equipment operation, maintaining equipment, and support area sanitization.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Removes dirty bedding from cages and preparescages, bottles, and equipment for washing.

  • Operates washing and sterilizing equipment.

  • Prepares caging and supplies for sterilization.

  • Delivers and distributes prepared cagingequipment.

  • Monitors and documents equipment operation andreports malfunction to Cage Wash Supervisor or Facilities department.

  • Performs routine and scheduled maintenance andminor equipment repair.

  • Operates associated equipment such as bottlefiller, pH proportioner, and rack and hose flush stations.

  • Maintains cage washing area in an organized andsanitary manner and monitors assigned work and facility support areas.

  • Assists in ordering animal facility cage washingsupplies and unloading and storage of vivarium supplies.

  • Documents environmental conditions, machineoperating conditions, and daily activities.

  • Cleans and maintains animal housing and supportareas as requested. This includes floorcleaning, sanitizing halls and ceilings, and general corridor and procedureroom sanitation.

  • Performs duties in accordance with DCM/ARCStandard Operating Procedures and City of Hope safety policies.

  • Participates in training sessions, staffmeetings, and continuing education activities.

  • Interacts/establishes working relationships andcommunicates effectively and positively with research and Animal Resources Centerstaff.

  • Attends meetings as required.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned orrequested.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:

  • High School or equivalent.

  • None required, however prior animal care or veterinary technician experience preferred.

Required Certification/Licensure:

  • Current CA driver license.

City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Job: Support Services

Title: Research Support Technician (Animal Care)

Location: California-Duarte

Requisition ID: 10002412

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