Lab Ast 1

Department: Community & Environmental Med
Req No.: 2014-0324
Location: UCI Campus - Irvine

Job Summary

Maintaining the mouse breeding colony: setting up and monitoring breeding pairs, keeping breeding

records checking all cages regularly for sick or dead animals. Monitoring of experimental mice: vaginal cytology to monitor estrous cycle stage; monitoring and recording of litter and pup production for mice in breeding studies.


Salary: Hourly $14.51 - $15.34

Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F

Career Position.

Final candidate subject to background check.

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Job Description
Job Essential Function 1
Percent of Time: 70%
Maintaining the mouse breeding colony:
Monitoring breeding pairs; keeping breeding records; Checking all cages regularly for sick or dead animals.
Job Essential Function 2
Percent of Time: 20%
Monitoring of experimental mice:
Vaginal cytology to monitor estrous cycle stage; monitoring and recording of litter and pup production for mice in breeding studies.
Job Essential Function 3
Percent of Time: 10%
Monitoring undergraduate students who assist with the above activities.
Experience in handling,breeding, toe clipping and experimental procedures in mice.
Experience in basic molecular biology and biochemistry laboratory procedures.
College level knowledge of molecular biology and biochemistry.
BS degree in Biological Sciences or Biochemistry
Below are general guidelines on the position's physical, mental, and environmental working conditions.
In accordance with applicable state and federal law, UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-5210.
Bend: Occasionally
Squat: Occasionally
Crawl: Not Applicable
Climb: Occasionally
Kneel: Occasionally
Handle Objects: Frequently
Push/Pull: Frequently
Reach Above Shoulder Level: Occasionally
Sit: Frequently
Stand: Frequently
Walk: Frequently
Use Fine Finger Movements: Frequently
Carry/Lift Loads up to 25 Pounds: Occasionally
Carry/Lift loads between 25-50 lbs: Not Applicable
Carry/Lift Loads over 50 Pounds: Not Applicable
Read/Comprehend: Frequently
Write: Frequently
Perform Calculations: Frequently
Communicate Orally: Frequently
Reason and Analyze: Frequently
Chemical/Biological Agent: Occasionally
Construction Activities: Occasionally
Contact with Water/Liquids: Frequently
Drive Motorized Equipment: Not Applicable
Confined Spaces: Occasionally
Elevated Work Location: Occasionally
Radioactive Materials: Occasionally
Temperature Variations: Occasionally
Gas System: OccasionallyPI75246585