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 schedule and to be on time. The Department of Animal Resources provides animal care on both the Health Sciences Campus and University Park Campus and care is provided every day, including weekends and holidays. For this reason, your position may involve scheduled rotations to work on both USC campuses and to work on weekends and holidays as assigned by your supervisor, abiding by departmental standard operating procedures.
THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
The 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,Â USCÂ 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.edu
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
Ensures that animals are provided care in accordance with state and federal regulations to promote physical and psychological well-being and minimize discomfort.
Distributes food and water to animals and ensures that food and water are free from contamination.
Provides environmental enrichment to animals, including exercise of larger animals as needed.
Provides humane euthanasia to animals as needed to minimize pain and distress and for colony maintenance, according to established protocols.
Evaluates animals for health and welfare on a daily basis. Communicates animal health or welfare problems to veterinary staff and the Principal Investigator.
Performs routine cleaning of animal cages and associated animal care equipment. Maintains and cleans animal housing facilities..
Maintains cleanliness and organization of cages, equipment, and facilities. Maintains inventory of storeroom supplies.
Maintains paper and computerized animal records, records of facility cleaning and sanitation procedures, facility environmental conditions, and use and maintenance of equipment.
Assists veterinarians and Principal Investigators with handling animals during procedures. Â
Minimum Field of Expertise:
Minimum Education: High school or equivalent, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education Minimum Experience: 1 year, Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experience Minimum Field of Expertise: Completion of training for Assistant ALT Certification
Preferred Education: Associate Degree
Preferred Experience: 2 years
Preferred Field of Expertise: Assistant ALT Certification with experience in a veterinary hospital kennel or animal research laboratory
Skills: Animal Handling
USC 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.
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 Certification
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.