Job Specifications

Location

Jupiter, FL

Published

3 months ago

Type

Full Time

Career Level

Entry Level

Animal Technician I

The entry level position is responsible for the daily care of research animals including feeding, cage washing, maintaining a clean environment and monitoring the overall health of the animals. Transfers animals from dirty to clean caging providing appropriate feed, water and bedding. Notify appropriate personnel of abnormal conditions. Conducts daily animal health observations and completes health reports identifying sick animals. Performs basic animal health treatments with direction from the veterinary staff. Cleans, sanitizes and autoclaves caging, equipment and refills water bottles. May also clean and replace excreta pans or pads. Receives feed, bedding, and supplies. Autoclave’s feed, bedding, and cages in preparation for use. Maintains cagewash equipment including cleaning screens, jets, and manifolds. Performs preventative maintenance such as descaling tanks and polishing machine. Reports maintenance needs to the appropriate personnel. Performs general housekeeping duties including but not limited to sweeping and mopping work areas and hallways. Properly disposes of waste. Euthaniz3es rodents according to written procedures. Performs other duties as assigned.


ABOUT US: Scripps Research is ranked the most influential institution in the world for its impact on innovation. We expand basic knowledge in the biosciences and use these fundamental advancements to develop profound innovations that improve wellbeing. Our educational and training programs mold talented and committed students and postdocs into leading edge scientists. Scientists in the institute’s five academic research departments work hand-in-hand with researchers of the Scripps Research Translational Institute and Calibr to merge foundational studies in biology, chemistry and computer science with translational science to produce pioneering drugs and advances in digital and precision medicine. Together, we cultivate new scientific leaders and expand the frontiers of knowledge to deliver medical breakthroughs to better human health around the globe. If you have a passion for making a difference, this could be your opportunity to join our transformative team.





POSITION TITLE: Animal Technician I





POSITION SUMMARY:  The entry level position is responsible for the daily care of research animals including feeding, cage washing, maintaining a clean environment and monitoring the overall health of the animals. Transfers animals from dirty to clean caging providing appropriate feed, water and bedding. Notify appropriate personnel of abnormal conditions. Conducts daily animal health observations and completes health reports identifying sick animals. Performs basic animal health treatments with direction from the veterinary staff. Cleans, sanitizes and autoclaves caging, equipment and refills water bottles. May also clean and replace excreta pans or pads. Receives feed, bedding, and supplies. Autoclave’s feed, bedding, and cages in preparation for use. Maintains cagewash equipment including cleaning screens, jets, and manifolds. Performs preventative maintenance such as descaling tanks and polishing machine. Reports maintenance needs to the appropriate personnel. Performs general housekeeping duties including but not limited to sweeping and mopping work areas and hallways. Properly disposes of waste. Euthaniz3es rodents according to written procedures. Performs other duties as assigned.



RESPONSIBLITIES AND DUTIES:

The entry level position is responsible for the daily care of research animals including feeding, cage washing, maintaining a clean environment, and monitoring the overall health of the animals. Transfers animals from dirty to clean caging providing appropriate feed, water, and bedding. Notify appropriate personnel of abnormal conditions. Conducts daily animal health observations and completes health reports identifying sick animals. Performs basic animal health treatments with direction from the veterinary staff. Cleans, sanitizes and autoclaves caging, equipment and refills water bottles. May also clean and replace excreta pans or pads. Receives feed, bedding, and supplies. Autoclave’s feed, bedding, and cages in preparation for use. Maintains cagewash equipment including cleaning screens, jets, and manifolds. Performs preventative maintenance such as descaling tanks and polishing machine. Reports maintenance needs to the appropriate personnel. Performs general housekeeping duties including but not limited to sweeping and mopping work areas and hallways. Properly disposes of waste. Euthaniz3es rodents according to written procedures. Details of established essential functions for this position will be addressed/discussed during the interview process. Performs other duties as assigned.



 



PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

With or without reasonable accommodation, employees in this position must be able to work with animals for up to 8 hours a day and lift feed bags, and animal cages up to 50 pounds, as well as perform repetitive motions with arms, wrists, and hands. This position may also include utilizing disposable gloves and working in an environment that contains animal dander and dust particles. Details of established essential functions for this position will be addressed/discussed during the interview process.



 



REQUIREMENTS:

High school diploma or equivalent (GED) with no experience necessary. One to three years, animal care experience can be substituted for a high school diploma/equivalent. Good verbal and written communication skills. Effective interpersonal relation skills. Those not assigned to a Dedicated Weekend Schedule (Fri-Mon) OR Sat/Sun only schedule, must be able to work weekend and holiday rotations.





ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Florida & Palm Beach County residents are preferred.



COMPENSATION:

Commensurate with experience.



The above statements describe the level of work performed and expected in general terms.  The statements are not intended to list all the responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of employees so classified, and the content herein is subject to change due to the business needs of Scripps Research, with or without notice.   Furthermore, nothing in this job description shall be interpreted to be in conflict with or to eliminate or modify in any way the employment-at-will status of Scripps Research staff. 

 


EEO Statement:

Scripps is an equal opportunity employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.



 COVID-19 update: 



The safety and well-being of our candidates, our people and their families continues to be a top priority. Until restrictions change, interviews will be conducted virtually.



Requirements

REQUIREMENTS:

High school diploma or equivalent (GED) with no experience necessary. One to three years, animal care experience can be substituted for a high school diploma/equivalent. Good verbal and written communication skills. Effective interpersonal relation skills. Those not assigned to a Dedicated Weekend Schedule (Fri-Mon) OR Sat/Sun only schedule, must be able to work weekend and holiday rotations.