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Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Riverside, California

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Assistant Animal Technician

Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary 29907729 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $40,653 - $50,550

Position Information

Under close supervision of the area supervisor, perform routine animal husbandry tasks. Duties include the cleaning, feeding, and watering of laboratory animals; the cleaning of cages/enclosures and related ancillary equipment; and the maintenance of animal care areas.

The budgeted pay scale for this position is from $39,463.20 up to $49,068. The salary offer will be commensurate with the final candidate's related education and experience.

Applicants must have current work authorization when accepting a UCR staff position. Currently, we are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa for staff.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is ten weeks after their first date of employment.


Education Requirements

Degree Requirement High school diploma or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Work experience evidencing reliability and the capacity to learn and assume responsibility for the routine animal caretaking functions may be substituted for high school education, on the basis of one year of work experience for one year of education. Required


Certification Requirement Certification as an Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT). Preferred


Experience Requirement Work experience evidencing reliability and the capacity to learn and assume responsibility for the routine animal caretaking functions. Preferred

Special Conditions

Special Condition Requirement Schedule may require regular and special assignments for weekend/ holidays. Preferred Overtime Preferred Shift Work (hours outside standard Mon-Fri 8AM-5PM work hours) Preferred

Minimum Requirements

Ability to work independantly following general directions/ training to provide animal care.
Ability to communicate well with other animal technicians, investigators, etc.
Ability to work in an animal research environment which requires continuous contact with animals.
Ability to euthanize rats and mice using CO2 chambers. Must be able to follow the procedures for euthanasia including the use of the CO2 chamber, as well as be able to ascertain that death has occurred. Knowledge of appropriate labeling and disposal of the animals euthanized, including hazardous animals.
Ability to lift 50 pounds.
Ability to read, speak, and write English.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of and the ability to apply the concept of contamination control practices. Including but not limited to engineering, administrative, and procedural controls for the containment of pathogens, including disinfection, and waste handling methods appropriate for work in hazardous containment facilities up to ABSL-2.

Ability to recognize health problems in laboratory animals and provide various types of routine treatments following training/ direction by other animal technicians.

Additional Information

In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

  • UC Riverside is proud to be ranked No. 12 among all U.S. universities, according to Money Magazine's 2020 rankings, and among the top 1 percent of universities worldwide, according to the 2019-20 Center for World University rankings.

  • UC Riverside is the top university in the United States for social mobility. - U.S. News 2020

  • UCR is a member of the University Innovation Alliance, the leading national coalition of public research universities committed to improving student success for low-income, first-generation, and students of color.

  • Among top-tier universities, UC Riverside ranks No. 2 in financial aid. - Business Insider 2019

  • Ranked No. 2 in the world for research, UCR's Department of Entomology maintains one of the largest collections of insect specimens the nation. - Center for World University Rankings

  • UCR's distinguished faculty boasts 2 Nobel Laureates, and 13 members of the National Academies of Science and Medicine.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview

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