Animal Care Assistant/Lab Assistant/Life Science Tech
Job Number: 79378
The Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation in the School of Medicine has a 50% Animal Care Assistant/Lab Assistant/Life Science Research tech hybrid position to assist mainly in husbandry of 16 different unique strains of mice and with general lab duties as required.
Duties include but not limited to:
Setting up breeders as necessary, wean mice 3 days a week, and report the breeders and progeny on a weekly basis in a database.
Clipping of toenails and administration of topical ointment as necessary.
Help with general lab maintenance as needed; maintain lab stock, manage chemical inventory and safety records, and provide general lab support as needed.
Genotyping by PCR and Bioluminescence imaging.
Mouse surgical procedures: harvesting of mouse tissues, spleen, lymph nodes, bone marrow and blood, will be assisting postdocs in their experiments.
*- Other duties may also be assigned.
Knowledge and experience in mouse handling and husbandry.
Two years of applicable animal care experience in a research or animal laboratory environment preferred.
Computer experience in order to maintain breeding records and other documents preferred.
Familiarity with NIH guidelines and USDA regulations.
Ability to work in a specific pathogen-free environment using established standard operating procedures.
Ability to handle small animals or to operate sterilizing equipment.
Demonstrated habits of cleanliness and neatness.
Ability to keep detailed records pertaining to animal census, cage inventory, and cage washing and sterilizing temperatures.
Ability to follow oral and/or written instructions in English.
Ability to learn the techniques and procedures required to care for and handle a variety of animals.
Ability to operate a variety of equipment, such as cage washer or sterilizing equipment.
Ability to lift and move a minimum of 50 pounds, e.g., feed bags or cages.
Ability to work in direct contact with animals and all components of animal housing and animal research environment.
Basic understanding of scientific concepts.
A year of laboratory experience or two years of college coursework in a scientific discipline preferred.
Ability to use software such as Microsoft office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Good organizational skills, and must be detail-oriented and able to keep an accurate record of experimental results.
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work and help with diverse group of people.
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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