Animal Care Technician II in Dixon, CA at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 11/7/2019

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Job #:  995409

Animal Care Technician in Dixon within our biotech industry! 
If interested, please send Cassie Jimenez an email at
  • In addition to all of the responsibilities associated with the Animal Technician I position, the Animal Technician II level will perform animal care and husbandry duties on multiple species, including USDA research animals in accordance to AAALAC standards and client’s SOPs/policies.
  • Observe, monitor and document the health and physical environment within the client’s animal facility.
  • Perform a variety of technical procedures on research rodents.

All job responsibilities associated with the Animal Technician I level in addition the Animal Technician II responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Review, comprehend and comply with all SOPs, guidelines/policies, training provided both verbally and written, protocols, and quality assurance standards pertaining to assigned responsibilities and to the care and use of laboratory animals for research. All job responsibilities assigned and performed at require adherence to these standards.
  • Monitor daily animal health and welfare while performing daily animal health observations utilizing an assigned iPAD or tablet device. Perform animal husbandry duties to maintain quality and health of research animals, to include: perform daily water bottle /automatic water line and cage checks; provide appropriate food and water; perform cage changing and/or cage cleaning as required; record animal health concerns per SOP and/or specified protocols. At Dixon, utilizes cage change program schedule and documentation using company issued iPAD or tablet device.
  • Work closely with Veterinary Staff, assist with animal sample collection and other in vivo procedures as assigned by the on-site facility veterinarian or veterinary staff member.
  • Provide service daily to the researchers to ensure study animals receive medicated diet and/or water and any other special housing requests outlined in their study protocol. Direct communication and interaction may be required between employee and researcher.
  • Perform a variety of technical procedures on rodents, such as, ear tagging, shaving, blood collecting, tissue sampling, glucose monitoring, fasting, etc.
  • Dispose of animal carcasses following department SOP’s and guidelines/policies.
  • Strictly follow all procedures necessary to maintain animal housing areas or isolator environments, including room or facility personnel entry and personnel protective equipment use, biosecurity procedures.
  • Receive, inspect and house incoming animals; care for and provide for sentinel animals in each rodent housing area as required by department SOP’s, guidelines/policies, and protocols.
  • Operate equipment and use supplies according to safety guidelines; perform general housekeeping and adheres to safety procedures.
  • Maintain required attendance level and adherence to assigned work schedule in accordance with required staffing levels in order to ensure that assigned duties are completed to Genentech standards.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.

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