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Animal Technologist II

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Health and Medical Services

Posting Number: req12169

Department: UAHS Brain Science

Location: UAHS - Tucson

Address: 1670 East Drachman St., Tucson, AZ 85721 USA

Position Highlights

The Center for Innovation in Brain Science (CIBS) is an exciting research nexus at the University of Arizona cultivating collaborations and providing expertise in the area of translational neuroscience. The Faculty in CIBS conduct cutting-edge research primarily related to four specific age-related neurodegenerative disorders - Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Multiple Sclerosis and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.

The center is currently seeking a Animal Technologist III to participate in day-to-day operations supporting clinical animal operations. Candidates shall maintain detailed documentation of laboratory procedures and experiments while adhering to all Standard Operating Procedures and safety policies. The selected applicant must be comfortable and efficient in a fast-paced, dynamic, and growing environment.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Monthly weights, barbering scale, and clinical observation collection and upload to Climb (w/SOP)
  • Rodent phenotyping, including blood draws and Pap smears
  • Tagging and genotype sampling of weanlings (w/SOP)
  • Entering new weans into Climb (w/SOP)
  • Splitting breeder pairs per instruction
  • Fasting animals for experimentation M-F 7am-5pm
  • Performing all in-person tasks regarding animal transfer requests
  • Assist in necropsies as necessary

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required.
  • Three (3)years of relevant work experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Veterinary Science

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Veterinary and Animal Care

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $33,977 - $44,510, annually

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Animal Care

Job Function

Veterinary & Animal Care

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Laura Desteiguer | | (520) 626-3211

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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