Provides routine and technical care to animals for experimental use under direct supervision.
The University of Southern California, Department of Animal Resources is seeking a very reliable, dependable, self-motivated and responsible individual for a position as Animal Laboratory Technician I. The Department of Animal Resources takes pride in providing optimal animal care for all animals housed at the university for the purposes of biomedical research and teaching. The Animal Laboratory Technicians provide daily animal care (cleaning, feeding, and watering of animals), animal facility cleaning and sanitation, documentation of appropriate environmental conditions, and daily animal health and welfare observations to ensure that all of the animals within the department of Animal Resources care procedures are performed according to regulations and guidelines. Must have basic computer skills and be able to lift 50 pounds, work on your feet majority of the day. Technician will be required to work on a scheduled and to be on time. Required to have a California Driver License.THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIAThe University of Southern California is one of the worldâs leading private research universities. An anchor institution in Los Angeles, a global center for arts, technology, and international business, USCâs diverse curricular offerings provide extensive opportunities for interdisciplinary study, and collaboration with leading researchers in highly advanced learning environments. With a strong tradition of integrating liberal and professional education, USC fosters a vibrant culture of public service and encourages students to cross academic as well as geographic boundaries in their pursuit of knowledge. For more information, visit www.usc.eduRESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIESâ¢Ensures that animals are provided care in accordance with state and federal regulations to promote physical and psychological well-being and minimize discomfortâ¢Maintains cleanliness and organization of cages, equipment, surgical and storage facilities. Maintains storeroom supplies. Performs routine cleaning of animal lodging facilities. Maintains computerized animal identification records; prepares medical histories on animalsâ¢Prepares and distributes food and water; prepares special diet plans. Exercises larger animals confined to small cages. Treats animals for external and internal parasites. Isolates sick animals and notifies veterinarian; disposes of dead animalsâ¢Collects and processes diagnostic samples. Administers drugs and other treatments. Assists Veterinarians and Principal Investigators with handling animals during proceduresâ¢Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any timeMinimum Field of Expertise:Minimum Education: High school or equivalent, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 1 year, Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experienceMinimum Field of Expertise: Completion of training for Assistant ALT CertificationDesirable qualifications: Preffered Education: Associate DegreePreffered Experience: 2 yearsPreferred Field of Expertise:Assistant ALT Certification with experience in a veterinary hospital kennel or animal research laboratorySkills: Animal HandlingUSC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The university particularly encourages members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting email@example.com.
USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering has been one of the economic engines in Southern California and a vital hub in the California economy. The technical innovations and ideas generated by the Viterbi faculty and research community have resulted in countless innovations, many becoming the foundations for new companies, products and services. The thousands of students graduating each year bring new ideas and vitality to companies in California and beyond. With an annual research budget exceeding $205M each year, more than 46 research centers and institutes, more than 180 faculty members, 7,800 students and over 60,000 impassioned alumni world-wide, the Viterbi School is addressing some of the world’s great challenges.