Support the Veterinary Team with the provision of routine health care for a variety of laboratory animal species;
Provide technical study support for all animals and animal research at the Institute;
Perform or support routine health surveillance diagnostic testing;
Laboratory Animal Training:
Provide laboratory animal training and technical expertise to ARD and the Salk Institute Community to meet departmental/institutional goals and the needs of research/support staff;
Write training and veterinary technical related standard operating procedures (SOP)/guidelines;
Provide hands-on training and support to users of ARD databases and electronic systems.
Graduation from AVMA or State of California approved animal health technician program and eligible to sit for VTNE
AALAS certification ALAT or higher.
RVT (or CVT/LVT).
Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment.
Successful completion of the Instituteâ™s background investigation.
Able to work a flexible schedule based on workload and deadlines.
Must be able to work assigned schedule of 6:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. with any of these shifts; Monday â“ Friday/ Sunday-Thursday/ Tuesday-Saturday.
Must be able to work overtime as needed before or after regular shift or on weekends.
Post offer physical required which may include respirator fit test.
Emergency on-call duties may be required.
Willing to sign an employee confidentiality agreement.
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 (every 12 months / once a year)
Hepatitis B (proof of immunization and/or vaccination)
Tetanus (vaccination < 10 years)
Diphtheria (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 grasping, handling, hearing, keying, seeing, sitting, talking, touching/feeling, walking, communicating, reading, writing, exposure to animals, fumes/odors/mists/dusts, 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.