This position is critical for the proper operation of Hunter’s Point Animal Facility. The purpose of this position is to provide technical support in regard to animal care and husbandry for small animal models used to study neurodegenerative diseases. The person in this position will have an important role in ensuring that animals are appropriately maintained as well provide animal care and husbandry (i.e. animal health and welfare checks, cage changing, and other husbandry related procedures). Proper training in animal handling and biosafety will be provided. Some holiday and weekend work required.
The Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases (IND) at UCSF is pursuing a cutting-edge blend of basic science and clinical medicine to provide outstanding care to those suffering from neurodegenerative diseases. Founded in 1999, the IND is committed to creating therapeutics that will halt diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and dementia resulting from traumatic brain injuries. The IND is poised to make serious contributions to this struggle at the frontier of neuroscience and medicine. The mission of the Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases is to discover causes and develop cures for these illnesses with an innovative program of basic research and clinical medicine. The IND is directed by Nobel Laureate Stanley B. Prusiner, MD.
• Graduation from high school; or an equivalent combination of education and experience and knowledges and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position. In all of the above Minimum Qualifications, work experience evidencing reliability and the capacity to learn and assume responsibility for the routine animal caretaking functions may be substituted for high school education, on the basis of one year of work experience for one year of education.
• Ability to effectively and efficiently work well with other team-members in a high-throughput, dynamic, and physically-demanding environment
• Ability to effectively follow Standard Operating Procedures as it relates to Environmental Health and Safety procedures (i.e. proper use of Personal Protective Equipment)
• Ability to bend, squat, kneel, stand, reach above shoulder level, and move on hard surface for up to seven hours/day
• Ability to push and pull heavy objects and ability to safely move and or lift heavy loads
• Physical Demands: requires standing, walking, squatting, bending, waist twisting, kneeling, crawling, lifting up to 20 lbs., carrying/pulling up to 60 lbs., pushing over 60 lbs., fine finger manipulation, gross manipulation, simple/power grasp, repetitive hand/arm use; exposure to dust, fumes or gases, chemicals or toxic substances, latex; verbal communication, operating motor vehicles, use of protective equipment.
• Familiarity with biomedical research and animal models of disease
• Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) certification
• California Driver License
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences. We bring together the world’s leading experts in nearly every area of health. We are home to five Nobel laureates who have advanced the understanding of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, aging and stem cells.
UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence – also known as our PRIDE values.
In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity – both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at diversity.ucsf.edu
Join us to find a rewarding career contributing to improving healthcare worldwide.
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The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
Job Code and Payroll Title
009526 ANML TCHN AST
Research and Scientific
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees - Service Unit (AFSCME-SX)
Hunters Point (SF)
Additional Shift Details
Typically, Monday through Friday 7am-3:30pm, Weekends and holidays depending on operational needs.