Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Lab Ast 2 - Enrichment
Requisition Number: 03024530 Final Filing Date: 08-22-2019 Closing Date: Payroll Title: LABORATORY ASSISTANT II Number of Positions: 1 Salary: $17.81-$20.97/Hr. Salary to commensurate with experience. Appointment Type: Limited Appointment Description: 50% Fixed. Schedule to be determined. Overtime Eligible (FLSA): Non-Exempt Union/HEERA Representation: This position is covered by a collective bargaining unit
Department: PRIMATE CENTER - 061095 Department Description: The California National Primate Research Center (CNPRC) is an Organized Research Unit which conducts interdisciplinary research programs on significant human health related problems where non human primates are the animal models of choice. In addition to its major efforts in the area of research, the CNPRC is also committed to its missions of teaching and service.
Location: Davis Allow Applicants to Attach: Resume Cover Letter
Job Summary: Under supervision, provide support in the implementation of the CNPRC Environmental Enrichment Program for the indoor colony. Duties include behavioral management and observation, prepare daily rotational and supplemental enrichment: clean, cut, and prepare a variety of produce and food enrichment. Load enrichment devices. Clean and sanitize enrichment kitchen, food storage areas, sinks, counters, cupboards, floors, and food preparation equipment and devices to maintain a high level of hygiene. Maintain food sanitation compliance with CNPRC SOPs, ATDs and USDA animal welfare/food hygiene standards. Distribute enrichment to indoor animals following established protocols and SOPs. Distribute additional daily enrichment i.e. TV's/videos, etc.
Physical Demands: -Substantial contact with animals. -Lift and wash enrichment devices, dishes/pots, and cleaning/kitchen equipment weighing up to 40 pounds on a continual basis and for extended periods of time. -Daily work requires standing upright on the feet, particularly for sustained periods of time; repetitively cut produce and prepare food items for several hours per day. -Routinely move and lift heavy objects such as produce boxes and enrichment bins weighing up to 50 pounds. Some overhead lifting and reaching to put away enrichment devices and dishes. -Move and lift loaded animal transfer cages weighing 35 pounds to cage elevations 7 feet high.
Work Environment: -This position is subject to Medical Surveillance procedures and review in accordance with Federal and State Laws and Regulations and University Policy. Employee shall participate in required preventative medical and medical monitoring programs which may include blood tests, immunizations, TB screening, Blood borne and Airborne Pathogen training, etc., and are provided to meet Federal, State and University requirements. -Measles vaccination or proof of illness required. -Must be willing to perform assigned duties in BioSafety Level (BSL) 1, 2, or 3 facilities where nonhuman primates may be either naturally or experimentally infected with potentially hazardous diseases such as HIV, SIV, or Herpes B virus. -Required to wear protective clothing and respirator in circumstances that require personal protection from infectious diseases and animals. -Restricted vacation during peak workload periods. Work irregular shifts, including weekends, holidays, and evenings. Work overtime, occasional weekends on short notice. -California National Primate Research Center employees are directly or indirectly engaged in the performance of work on Federal or State contracts and grants as well as periodically come into contact with controlled substances; and are expected to abide by the UC Policy on Substance Abuse, the Federal Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, and the State Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1990.
Background Check Required: Yes
Minimum Qualifications: -Experience conducting animal behavior observation methods and techniques.
-Experience working with mid to large size animals.
-Experience organizing, prioritizing and scheduling own workload.
-Skills to operate computer systems such as a databases and word processing.
-Experience to perform basic kitchen duties that include food preparation and kitchen sanitation and cleaning practices.
Preferred Qualifications: -Knowledge of primate behavior, care and reproduction.
-Knowledge of adherence to biohazard containment procedures necessary for performance in BioSafety Level (BSL) 1, 2 or 3 environments.
-Knowledge of principles and practices of animal behavior (i.e. assessing and analyzing both normal and abnormal behavior in animal models).
-Skills to assess the condition of animals and make the appropriate judgment to determine when an animal requires veterinary attention.
-Interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills to interact professionally with supervisors, peers, and investigators.
-Ability to understand principles of biomedical research, including regulations related to animal care.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
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