UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 07/22/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 08/02/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have impacted UC San Diego Campus hiring. UCSD Campus will continue to recruit for essential positions and we ask for your understanding and patience with our application process during this unprecedented time. For more information regarding steps we are taking to keep applicants and staff safe during this time, please click here. Additional information about UC San Diego's response to the COVID-19 pandemic: https://returntolearn.ucsd.edu/ and https://blink.ucsd.edu/HR/services/covid-19/index.html.
Under the direction of Animal Resources Supervisor of Animal Care Program, incumbent is responsible for management of operations of Vivaria. Incumbent must ensure that animal housing and care are compatible with all federal, state and local requirements as well as accreditation standards of AAALAC International. (Husbandry Efficacy); and achieve maximal efficiency in resources used for animal housing and care (Husbandry Efficiency). Departmental Mission is to support researchers in use of their animals. This requires continued and effective communications with Animal Resources Supervisor2, investigators and laboratory staff, as well as health and office units within department.
Manage movement of many species of animals, in and out of facility. Provide maintenance on animal care equipment. Maintain animal records related to health and administration. Management of multi-species facility includes operation and proper utilization of advanced rodent housing units to accommodate colonies of transgenic rodents within vivarium. Equipment includes automatic ventilated cages, autoclaves, biosafety cabinets and cage washers. Responsible for supervision of at least two full-time animal care technicians.
Supervises the daily operations of a unit in a small to medium clinic or research facility, ensuring the animal husbandry, sanitation, caging and maintenance of structures is in compliance with regulations and guidelines set by the department, the campus and governmental agencies. Ensures duties of staff are performed in compliance with established protocols.
Working knowledge of animal care and safety and regulatory environments.
Thorough Working knowledge of facility management.
Basic skills in animal husbandry, record-keeping and inventory control.
Basic skills in leadership, interpersonal communication, motivation of staff and team-building. Ability to lead, direct and motivate people effectively to work towards common goals. Ability and knowledge to train employees in proper procedures and methods involved in caring for animals.
Basic analytical and problem-solving skills. Ability to use judgement and common sense to solve problems associated with vivarium operations.
Strong computer competency. Ability to operate PC's (including printers) with skill in Windows, Outlook, Word, Access, and Excel or other software packages used by the department.
Basic ability to identify behavioral or health issues with animal(s) under care and report to vet or supervisor any changes or unusual behavior or physical issues that need attention.
Knowledge of equipment used for care of animals (housing, sanitation, feeding, etc.).
Possess working knowledge of veterinary and human medical terminology. Skill to recognize normal and abnormal body functions and vital signs in variety of laboratory animals. Knowledge of nutritional needs of laboratory animals including preparation of special diets.
Familiarity with NIH guidelines for Animal Biosafety Facilities (ABSL 1-3) and personnel safety requirements.
Skilled in clinical diagnostic laboratory specimen collection techniques. Skilled in the administration of medications: oral, topical, and injectable. Skilled in technical procedure i.e.: Tissue collection and organ removal Skilled in the humane methods of euthanasia in laboratory animals.
Skill to operate and maintain mechanical equipment, autoclaves, cage washers, vehicles, janitorial equipment such as floor scrubbers.
Ability to exercise diplomacy/flexibility in interacting with a diverse group of scientists, engaged in medical research and teaching. Ability to work cooperatively with a diverse popula
UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 8 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Innovation is central to who we are and what we do. Here, students learn that knowledge isn't just acquired in the classroom - life is their laboratory. UC San Diego's rich academic portfolio includes six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions and five graduate and professional schools. The university's award-winning scholars are experts at the forefront of their fields with an impressive track record for achieving scientific, medical and technological breakthroughs.