This position is responsible for routine processing of clean and soiled cages and accessories, maintenance and general janitorial duties in animal facilities, equipment maintenance, basic QA testing, processing deliveries from vendors and performing basic rodent husbandry tasks based on standard operating procedures and training to ensure compliance with the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, the Animal Welfare Act and Regulations as well as all applicable federal, state, local and institutional laws, regulations, policies and guidelines.
High school diploma or equivalent (AHT 1 LEVELS A/B/C)
AALAS certification at ALAT or higher level (AHT1 LEVEL C)
A.A, B.A or B.S. degree.
Must be able to work a flexible schedule that may include weekends and holidays.
Must be able to work overtime based on workload and deadlines.
Must be able to work assigned standard schedule: Monday â“ Friday, Sunday - Thursday, Tuesday - Saturday from 6:00 a.m.- 2:30 p.m./6:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m./7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m./ 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Management reserves the right to change or modify assigned schedules based on operational needs.
Post offer physical required which may include respirator fit test.
Possible rotating schedule.
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 (once a year)Tetanus/ Diphtheria (vaccination < 10 years 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 standing, reaching, seeing, adjusting focus, grasping, hearing, handling, lifiting up to 20 pounds, communicating, being exposed to noise, fumes, odors, mists, dust, potential allergens 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.