Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Working at the direction of a Project Manager, perform a variety of animal procedures to support client research projects (listed below, rodent techniques are required for RA 1 position).
  • Travel required between Bay Area Explora sites to perform required tasks
  • Be responsible for the physical environment for a group of assigned laboratory animals
  • Perform routine animal husbandry: cage changing, health monitoring, food/water, breeding
  • Perform all tasks in accordance to established protocols and standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Operate and maintain lab equipment (i.e. isoflurane machine).
  • Operate computer terminal and responsible for data entry.
  • Maintain accurate study records in a legible and organized manner.
  • Assist in maintaining lab/facility inventories.

Minimum Requirements

  • BS in the biological sciences or a minimum of 2-5 years hands-on in vivo working experience.
  • Proficiency in rodent handling: dosing skills (oral gavage, intravenous, intraperitoneal, subcutaneous, etc.), blood and tissue collection and grafting techniques. Skills in animal survival surgeries are a plus (cannulation, orthotopic or SC tumor removal, perfusions and etc).
  • Must have a general understanding of animal welfare regulations and of the importance of ethical use of animals in research.
  • Understand drug development and have basic knowledge in biology, pharmacology and pharmacokinetics.
  • Ability to maintain detailed records of experimental methods
  • Have strong organizational skills in performing assigned tasks without supervision.
  • Must be detail oriented and able to multi-task.
  • Flexibility to work within changing shifts, including weekends, holiday, and evenings to accommodate business needs.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point (Understanding of statistic programs a plus).
  • Ability to use a computer, familiar with Microsoft Word, Excel
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

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Job Description

Multiple entry-level Animal Care and Breeding Technician positions are available at Explora Biolabs’ San Diego Site. Explora Biolabs is a California based biotech company founded in 2004 that conducts first-in-class preclinical research. This position requires the candidate to be highly motivated and work independently in a fast-paced work environment. Explora Biolabs provides a competitive salary benefits package. Summary Perform basic animal husbandry techniques following all applicable Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the specific work area.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Animal Care and Husbandry Responsibilities
  • Ensure that high standards of animal welfare are met.
  • Provide food, water and clean housing to animals according to applicable SOPs.
  • Perform routine animal health observations.
  • Monitor temperature and humidity, reporting any issues to supervisor or manager.
  • Maintain accurate records
  • Maintain vivarium cleanliness in accordance with applicable SOPs.
  • Order and maintain accurate supply inventory
  • Maintain and organize supply areas.
Other Responsibilities
  • Maintain rodent breeding colonies
  • Reserve, select, and accurately pack animals for customer orders following established shipping procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Physical Demands
  • Dexterity of physical condition to operate all job duties; lift and move objects regularly throughout the shift.
  • Work in a standing position requiring bending and stretching of arms and legs throughout regular work shift.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.
Special Considerations
  • Must avoid contact with rodent species outside of work.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent. Associate degree (A.A.) or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school or BS preferred.

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