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Kelly Services Animal Technician - Cage Wash / Animal Husbandry in La Jolla, California

Animal Technician - Cage Wash / Animal Husbandry

Job Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Provide routine animal husbandry tasks; including breeding and weaning, watering and feeding animals, checking cages daily for food and water; reporting sick/dead animals to supervisor or AHT.\t

  • Perform euthanasia and disposal of dead animals; clean and sanitize cages, pans, lids, etc; sweep, mop, and sanitize floors, walls, sinks, etc.\t

  • Maintain specified records on assigned animals; perform tail cuts; & perform various animal identification procedures, including tattoos, ear clips/tags and ear punch.\t

  • Administer medication/treatment and as needed.\t

  • Restrain animals for various technical procedures; perform euthanasia (CO2); shipping and receiving animals; and perform other duties as required.

Job Requirements:


  • Sensitivity to the needs of caged laboratory animals in compliance with AAALAC standards.\t

  • Skills and knowledge in the provision of care and husbandry to transgenic animals and other immuno-compromised animals.\t

  • Skill and knowledge to apply principles of sanitizing and disinfecting cages in compliance with AAALAC standards.\t

  • Skill to operate and maintain mechanical equipment: Autoclaves, cage washers, vehicles, janitorial equipment, etc.\t

  • Ability to follow written and oral direction, complete assignments in a timely manner including the ability to be thorough in performing assigned tasks.\t

  • Good interpersonal and organizational skills to effectively communicate with other lab personnel.\t

  • Skill in the humane methods of euthanasia (CO2) in lab animals, including the appropriate disposal of dead animals.\t

  • Working knowledge of laws and regulations that govern the housing and management of laboratory animals as applied to the University of California.\t

  • Knowledge of breeding/weaning of animals.\t

  • Work variable schedule including weekends and holidays.

For immediate consideration, apply today! Questions? Call Jennie at 858-207-6311 or email

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