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#91228 Animal Care Supv 1

Filing Deadline: Wed 12/20/2017

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 12/11/17 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor. Eligible Disability Counseling and Consulting services (DCC) or Special Selection clients should contact their Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for assistance.


Supervises the daily operations of a unit in a medium research facility, ensuring the animal husbandry, sanitation, caging and maintenance of structures is in compliance with regulations and guidelines set by the department, campus and governmental agencies. Ensures the duties of staff are performed in compliance with established protocols.

  • Able to work overtime, weekends, and holidays as necessary to fulfill job requirements.

  • Requires working in multiple locations including ABSL areas.

  • Requires working with various animal species and ability to wear personal protective equipment.


  • Ability to supervise, motivate, and lead staff; analyzing work flow and determining optimal staff configurations to meet operational and service needs; and in evaluating and resolving performance problems and other personnel issues and concerns.

  • Working knowledge of animal care and safety and regulatory environments.

  • Basic skills in animal husbandry, record-keeping and inventory control.

  • Working knowledge of facility management.

  • Skill to recognize normal and abnormal body functions and vital signs in a variety of laboratory animals.

  • 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.

  • Operational and service needs; and in evaluating and resolving performance problems and other personnel issues.

  • Skilled in technical procedure i.e.: tissue collection and organ removal. Skilled in the humane methods of euthanasia in laboratory animals.

  • Skilled in clinical diagnostic laboratory specimen collection techniques. Skilled in the administration of medications: oral, topical, and injectable.

  • Demonstrated ability to organize, manage, instruct, and support the breeding of genetically manipulated animals as well as other various strains and species of animals.

  • Demonstrated ability to assist or perform procedures to assist in the creation and production of specific genetic animal models.

  • Skill to operate and maintain mechanical equipment, autoclaves, cage washers, vehicles, janitorial equipment such as floor scrubbers.

  • Familiarity with NIH guidelines for Animal Biosafety Facilities (ABSL 1-3) and personnel safety requirements.

  • Proven ability to lead, direct and motivate people effectively to work towards common goals. Ability to organize own work schedule and those of supervised employees according to established priorities.


AALAS Certification at LAT or higher.


  • Job offer is contingent upon a satisfactory clearance based on background check results.

  • Incumbent must have a valid CA driver's license.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

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$53,600 - $68,100 /year
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri; occasional OT