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Animal Technician - Reichmuth Lab

Company: University of California
Location: Santa Cruz
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Job Description:

Continuous RecruitmentMultiple positions available.Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.ABOUT UC SANTA CRUZUC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the intimacy of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university.INITIAL REVIEW DATE (IRD)UC Santa Cruz staff jobs are posted until filled. Application materials submitted by 11:59 pm on the IRD will be routed to the hiring unit for consideration. NOTE: Materials submitted after the IRD will be forwarded only at the request of the hiring unit. Submit your materials before the IRD to ensure consideration by the hiring unit.The Initial Review Date (IRD) for this job is: 05-31-2021Dept Marketing StatementUnder supervision of the Principal Researcher, the selected candidate will provide general assistance to the Reichmuth Lab including assistance with behavioral and physiological research paradigms, care and training of resident marine mammals, assistance with general laboratory operations and maintenance, data entry and analysis, and general administrative duties including mentoring of undergraduate volunteers in laboratory protocols.More information can be found at: APPOINTMENT INFORMATIONSalary Information: $21.32/hourNo. of Positions: 1Benefits Level Eligibility: This position is not eligible for benefitsSchedule Information:Part-time, VariablePercentage of Time: 25%Average Hours Per Week: 10Days of the Week: Monday to Sunday to ensure animal coverage. Schedule to be confirmed with supervisor.Shift Includes: Day, Evenings, WeekendEmployee Classification: This is a Limited appointmentJob End Date: 6 months from hire date, with possibility of extensionWork Location: UC Santa Cruz main campusUnion Representation: Yes - TX UnionJob Code Classification: 009525 (ANML TCHN)JOB DUTIES40% - Research Support* Enter and analyze behavioral, physiological, and animal care data using Microsoft Excel, FileMaker Pro, GraphPad, Expedata, and spectrographic analysis software. Assist with setting up and running ongoing experiments in the laboratory.35% - Animal Care* Provide animal care support for resident marine mammals, including diet preparation, feeding and training of individual animals, record keeping, and operational activities including facilities cleaning and water quality analysis.15% - Laboratory Duties* Assist with general tasks in the lab, including cleaning, organizing, handling equipment and supplies, completing assigned tasks as needed.10% - Volunteer Training* Assist with the training of undergraduate volunteers for participation in laboratory activities by demonstrating and reviewing standard operating protocols.QUALIFICATIONS* Knowledge/Experience such as attained through successful completion of upper division coursework leading to a Bachelor's degree in the natural or behavioral sciences or related field, including experience working directly with marine mammals.* General computer skills including experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, as well as experience with FileMaker Pro database software, ImageJ analysis, Expedata.* Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.* Good organizational, time management, and problem-solving skills.* Ability to work accurately, with interruptions, to meet deadlines.* Ability to work well independently and as part of a team.* Ability to exercise flexibility, initiative, good judgment and discretion.* Completion of in-house core training program.* Ability to teach in-house laboratory protocols to lab staff.Preferred Qualifications* Experience acquiring and processing physiological data.Special Conditions* Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.* Enrollment and completion of the UCSC OHSS and UCSC IACUC training is necessary within 2 weeks of hire.* Ability to lift at least 50 pounds -- necessary for moving frozen fish and research equipment.* Ability to work a variable schedule that may include weekends and occasional evenings.* Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained here.SAFETY STATEMENTAll UCSC employees must know and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.How to ApplyAttach your resume and cover letter when applying for this job opening. Do not attach any documents to 'My Activities'. Visit our How to Apply tutorial for detailed instructions on our applicant process.EEO/AAThe University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.

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