Laboratory Animal Caretaker 1

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550
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Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where we apply science and technology to make the world a safer place; now one of 2020 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!

We have an opening for a Biomedical Scientist to provide technical expertise in the areas of laboratory animal management and research. You will work in a challenging R&D environment in support of the Laboratory's programs, and other scientific and administrative duties within the Animal Care Facility Group with a strong commitment to animal welfare. This position will be working in the Biosciences and Biotechnology Division.

Essential Duties
- Perform a variety of routine laboratory animal husbandry procedures such as equipment, caging, or facility sanitation, animal husbandry, and preparing caging and maintenance for animal rooms.
- Coordinate other operational tasks in Biosciences and Biotechnology Division under general direction of the Animal Care Facility Manager.
- Assess safety concerns and expedite and/or facilitate resolution.
- Establish and maintain working relationships with Facility Coordinator group and onsite craftsmen.
- Keep records in accordance with requirements from the IACUC, AALAC, OLAW, and CDC and maintain accurate records for research and development projects.
- Participate in training for in vivo research studies as directed by Animal Care Facility Manager.
- Present informal overviews of work progress at weekly meetings.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

- BS in Animal Science or related field or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Knowledge of fundamental concepts and techniques in animal management and biology.
- Ability to use Animal Care Facility related equipment and trouble-shoot malfunctions, such as sanitation equipment (washing or sterilization units).
- Fundamental computer skills including knowledge of standard software and data analysis applications.
- Fundamental communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills and abilities.
- Ability to take initiative and work in a collaborative, multidisciplinary team environment.
- Ability to manage scheduling conflicts and work weekends and holidays, as required.
Desired Qualifications
- Experience with rodent handling and dosing.
- Experience with Work Control and worker safety procedures.
- AALAS certification at ALAT, LAT, or LATG levels

Pre-Employment Drug Test: External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Security Clearance: None required.

However, if your assignment is longer than 179 days cumulatively within a calendar year, you must go through the Personal Identity Verification process. This process includes completing an online background investigation form and receiving approval of the background check. (This process does not apply to foreign nationals.)

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE). LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applyingcutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance. The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $2.3 billion, employing approximately 6,900 employees.

LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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