Requisition Number: 03024638 Final Filing Date: 09-09-2019 Closing Date: Payroll Title: STAFF RESEARCH ASSOCIATE I Number of Positions: 1 Salary: $22.00 - $26.25/hour Appointment Type: Career Appointment Description: 100%, Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm Overtime Eligible (FLSA): Non-Exempt Union/HEERA Representation: This position is covered by a collective bargaining unit
Department: VM: CTR COMPARATIVE MEDICINE - 072090 Department Description: The Mouse Biology Program (MBP) is an academic teaching, research, service center and shared resource at UC Davis established to develop, study, and conduct education and training in genetic manipulation of the laboratory mouse. The MBP consists of an interdisciplinary group of scientists, staff, and students from across the UC Davis campus organized under the administrative oversight of the Center for Comparative Medicine. The mission of the MBP is to develop, disseminate, and deliver mutant mouse technologies in the post-genomic era through the application of mouse genetics and biology in biomedical research. The MBP provides centralized and coordinated expertise in mouse biology 'from concept through creation' by offering state-of-the-art laboratories, facilities, and services in an enriched environment for students, trainees, and investigators utilizing genetically-altered mice in research.
Location: Davis Allow Applicants to Attach: Resume Cover Letter References
Job Summary: Under supervision, maintain mouse colonies including all aspects of breeding, timed breeding, pre-weaning, weaning, aging and sexing and retiring. Provide husbandry management of gnotobiotic and germ-free animals. Observe and report clinical health deviations. Describe phenotypes and collect and submit samples for proper genotyping. Interpret genotyping results to select the proper mice for breeding and shipment.
Support importation/rederivation, assist reproduction and requests including identification and recording of various stages of reproduction (estrus selection, vaginal plug identification and palpation of pups), chimera identification, superovulation injections.
Assist in project management, tracking projects, communicating status and creating reports. Perform basic husbandrytasks including transport of clean and dirty supplies, room environmental checks, cage servicing (change, feed and water, age and wean), animal welfare observations (health/deviant reporting) and animal health (sentinel program and routine health selection).
Entry of colony management data into several computerized formats; communicate colony updates to supervisor, MBP core lab supervisors, UCD investigators and off-site clients on routine basis; facilitate transition of colonies from MBP to management under TRACS.
Physical Demands: Stand for extended periods of time on hard surfaces.
Walk, crouch, kneel, bend and lift heavy items or animals.
Work Environment: Valid California driver's license for occasional travel including UC Merced.
Work flexible hours, occasional overtime, weekends and holidays.
Work with animals in a research setting.
Work in a high health status, limited access, rodent barrier facility.
This position is subject to Medical Surveillance procedures and review in accordance with Federal and State Laws and Regulations and University Policy.
UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.
Background Check Required: Yes
Minimum Qualifications: -Background in biological sciences (animal science, genetics or similar field).
-Experience working in a wet shower in rodent barrier facility.
-Skill providing husbandry management of gnotobiotic and germ-free animals and background knowledge of gnotobiotic operations.
-Experience managing and breeding traditional and transgenic rodents.
-Experience identifying chimeras and understand germline breeding schemes.
-Skill to recognize common health problems in laboratory rodents.
-Organizational and planning skills using computerized data bases for scheduling procedures, etc.
-Skill to coordinate and maintain breeding records for laboratory animals, both electronic and hard copy.
Preferred Qualifications: -Skill to coordinate activities between units and investigators, and to consult with investigators regarding their research projects.
-Skill to train investigators and students.
-Experience in basic project management and tracking of scientific projects
The University of California 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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