Animal Care Assistant I

Oct 05, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Stanford University

Animal Care Assistant I

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Stanford University is seeking an Animal Care Assistant I to work in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Assist in maintaining a gnotobiotic mouse facility. Responsibilities include mouse husbandry; breeding; maintaining cages; record keeping; cleaning of equipment and facility; building, modifying, and sterilizing gnotobiotic isolators and other supplies.
  • Communicate clearly, work independently, and able to think critically as well as receptive to take guidance.
  • Meticulous attention to details, anticipate potential issues at an early stage before critical problems arise, asses a situation and take the appropriate action with minimal guidance.
At least one of the following is required: (i) 2-4 year degree in a biological science discipline, (ii) one to two years of laboratory research experience, and/or (iii) ALAT certification. Some knowledge of basic mouse husbandry is required. The ideal candidate will be able to attain a high degree of independence in helping maintain the mouse colony and gnotobiotic facility. Candidate will need to demonstrate aptitudes in foresight, planning and ability to organize and schedule the many tasks associated with running a gnotobiotic mouse facility. Some ability to build and assemble equipment is desired. Understanding the principals of sterilization is a key facet of the position. In addition, the ideal candidate will have the ability to work independently and in collaboration with others. Must be able to lift 50 lbs and can stand for extended amounts of time.

Job: Research

Location: School of Medicine
Schedule: Full-time
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