Job description

University of California Irvine


Updated: Feb 12, 2021
Location: UC Irvine Campus
Job Type:

Job Opening ID: 15477

Reports To: Animal Care Supervisor I

Working Title: Animal Technician

Department: University Lab Animal Resource

Bargaining Unit: TX

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Payroll Job Code: 009525

Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine

Percent of Time: 100%

Work Schedule: 6:00AM - 2:30PM, M-F

Employee Class: Career

Position Summary:

University Laboratory Animal Resources (ULAR) provides animal husbandry service and veterinary care to laboratory animals housed on campus for research, training or teaching. This includes meeting environmental and nutritional needs of a variety of animal species in accordance with established industry standards, state and federal rules and regulations, and ULAR's own standard operating procedures.

This position provides animal husbandry services to research animals housed in ULAR animal facilities for research, training or teaching. Animal husbandry services include meeting environmental and nutritional needs of a variety of animal species, in accordance with established industry standards, ULAR's Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and/or directed by facilities manager/supervisor. Health maintenance responsibilities are at the direction of the supervisor and veterinary staff. Other duties may be assigned. The percentage of time at each of these duties may fluctuate according to the respective demands of each area.

Compensation Range:

Hourly: $21.95

Department Website:


Minimum of 1 year experience working with animals in a laboratory or academic setting, or hold an associate or bachelor's degree in biology, zoology, animal science or other related fields.

Associate or bachelor's degree in biology, zoology, animal science or other related fields.

Demonstrated ability to read, write and verbalize in English sufficiently well in order to read cage cards, maintain legible records, understand Standard Operating Procedures, and communicate animal health information to appropriate personnel. Demonstrated skill to communicate information clearly and tactfully in English to a broad variety of people in person and by phone.

Proven ability to prioritize tasks and redirect emphasis when requested or required by special circumstances or additional assignment.

Working knowledge of established animal husbandry practices to include but not limited to: environmental and nutritional needs of each species housed in the assigned facility, routine housekeeping criteria and the supplies and equipment necessary, various methods of animal restraint and ability to handle the various species housed in these facilities.

Demonstrated ability to handle and move the variety of metal racks with or without caging and other facility equipment. Proven ability up to lift, push, pull and move up to 50 pounds. May be required to lift, push, pull and move up to 75 pounds with or without assistance.

Proven ability to function effectively as a team member, follow directions, work independently, or in shared assignment with others. Proven ability to adhere to departmental attendance policies and standards.


Basic computer skills, sufficient to enter data into computer databases and to send and receive emails.

Certified by AALAS at the Assistant Animal Technician level.

Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

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Job No:
Posted: 2/19/2021
Application Due: 2/19/2033
Work Type: Full Time