Applicants interested in applying for a position with the Salk Institute should complete a Salk Staff Online Application referencing one or more job numbers from the current openings below.
The Salk Institute does not accept unsolicited resumes. Applicants must apply for available posted positions and follow the application procedures outlined.
The Salk Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Successful submissions with tablets and smartphones cannot be guaranteed.
All posted positions close at 11:59 PST of the Closes On Date, unless posted as Open Until Filled.
Recommended browsers using a PC or a Mac: IE 7+, Firefox, Safari on the Mac, Chrome.
|←Return to List
|Job #: G270
|Posted Date: November 20, 2018
|Closes On: Open Until Filled
|Job Title: Veterinary Technician I
|Status: Regular Full Time
|Benefits Eligible: Yes
|Laboratory/Department: Animal Resources
|The ARD is dedicated to providing the highest quality of veterinary medical care, husbandry, enrichment and professional technical support to enable the scientists and their research.
The position is expected to:
Laboratory Animal Care:
- Support the Veterinary Team with the provision of routine health care for a variety of laboratory animal species.
- Provide technical study support for all animals and animal research at the Institute.
- Perform or support routine health surveillance diagnostic testing.
Laboratory Animal Training:
- Provide laboratory animal training and technical expertise to ARD and the Salk Institute Community to meet departmental/institutional goals and the needs of research/support staff.
- Write training and veterinary technical related standard operating procedures (SOP)/guidelines;
- Provide hands-on training and support to users of ARD databases and electronic systems.
- Interact with investigators to plan, coordinate, and execute behavioral testing paradigms in rodent species.
- Graduation from AVMA or State of California approved animal health technician program.
- AALAS certification ALAT or higher.
- + 2 years’ experience in a laboratory animal facility or research facility with specific pathogen free (SPF)rodents, rabbits, non-human primates and other lab animal species.
- + 1 year clinical veterinary experience.
- + 5 years’ experience in experience in a laboratory animal facility or research facility with specific pathogen free (SPF)rodents, rabbits, non-human primates and other lab animal species.
- + 3 year’s clinical veterinary experience.
- Proficient with anesthesia (pre-per-post operative).
- Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment.
- Successful completion of the Institute’s background investigation.
- Able to work a flexible schedule based on workload and deadlines.
- Must be able to work assigned schedule of 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. with any of these shifts; Monday – Friday/ Sunday-Thursday/ Tuesday-Saturday or Wednesday-Sunday.
- Must be able to work overtime as needed before or after regular shift or on weekends.
- Post offer physical required which may include respirator fit test.
- Emergency on-call duties may be required.
- Willing to sign an employee confidentiality agreement.
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
As a safeguard for employees and animals, all ARD employees may be subject to vaccines/tests/physical exams prior to working with specific animals or animal populations as required by research needs including but not limited to:
- TB Testing/Clearance (every 12 months / once a year)
- Hepatitis B (proof of immunization and/or vaccination)
- Tetanus (vaccination < 10 years)
- Diphtheria (proof of immunization and/or vaccination)
- Measles (proof of immunization and/or vaccination)
- Periodic physical exams (may include respirator fit test)
- Other vaccines/tests as required by Occupational Health & Safety standards
This position requires constant grasping, handling, hearing, keying, seeing, sitting, talking, touching/feeling, walking, communicating, reading, writing, exposure to animals, fumes/odors/mists/dusts, potential allergens and working inside.