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City of Hope Rsrch Spt Tech(AnimalBreeding) 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:

In addition to the tasks associated with animal care Research Support Technicians and Specialists, is responsible for performing tasks and procedures associated with managing the production of research animal breeding colonies, including mating, weaning, animal identification, tissue biopsy, data collection, and communication with researchers using these services.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Observes all animals in assigned work area andreports any sick, injured or distressed animals to an Animal HealthTechnician or the Clinical Veterinarian.

  • Changes cages at scheduled intervals and wheneverneeded to support animal health and well being. Ensures animals haveadequate food and water at all times.

  • Follows breeding plan and mating schemes to meetanimal production goals. Reports breeding issues promptly to AnimalBreeding Supervisor or Coordinator.

  • Performs tissue biopsy and animal identification in a timely manner.

  • Weans, separates litters, and transfers animals for experimental use in a timely manner.

  • Accurately documents breeding activities on cage cards and in the computerized breeding database in a timely manner.

  • Effectively communicates with and responds toresearcher requests for breeding colony information. Communicates withresearchers on a regular basis to inform them of their colony status andany issues/questions that may arise.

  • Documents daily husbandry and breeding activities in a computerized databse.

  • Monitors and documents animal holding roomenvironment. Reports non-compliant environmental parameters and/ormalfunctioning equipment to the Animal Care Supervisor or FacilitiesManager.

  • Maintains animal holding rooms and assigned support areas in a clean and orderly state.

  • Sanitizes animal holding rooms and assigned support areas.

  • Performs weekly animal census accurately and reconciles discrepancies in a timely manner in accordance with DCM/ARC policies.

  • Performs rack changes and animal transfer station/biosafety cabinet maintenance as required.

  • Restrains animals for various technicalprocedures such as subcutaneous or intraperitoneal injections. Mayassist with diagnostic sample collection such as blood or fecescollection/

  • Humanely euthanizes animals as requested or required.

  • Provides technical services to investigatorsincluding mixing and dispensing special diets, medicating drinkingwater, providing special housing requirements or assisting with specificrestraint and handling procedures.

  • Performs other animal care/breeding related duties as required.

  • Participates in training sessions, staff meetings, and continuing education activities.

  • Interacts/establishes working relationships andcommunicates effectively and positively with research and AnimalResources Center staff.

  • Attends meetings as required.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:

  • High School or equivalent.

  • No animal breeding experience required; 2 years experience working in a laboratory animal care or research veterinary technician position.

  • AALAS ALAT certification.

  • Current CA driver license.

Preferred education, experience and skills:

Strong interest in laboratory animal medicine.

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: Rsrch Spt Tech(AnimalBreeding)

Location: California-Duarte

Requisition ID: 14724-TBE