In Vivo Support Technician
Sacramento, CA 
Posted 20 days ago
Job Description

Working under general supervision, the In Vivo Support Technician will be responsible for supporting the Study Core and Humanized Production teams by performing animal husbandry tasks and consistently executing procedures according to protocol and associated SOPs. The work schedule for the incumbent is established based on operational demands and may fluctuate based on the changing needs of the In Vivo Services Department.


* Animal and Lab Care - Maintaining the operations of a mouse room. Assisting researchers by communicating any observations concerning their mice. Basic Husbandry. Information processing & general record keeping. Perform lab cleaning, sanitation, and basic upkeep.

* Technical Support - Perform basic animal bio-methods, including but not

limited to animal restraint, caliper measurements, body weights and

clinical/cage-side observations. Record data using laboratory management

systems. Provide axillary support that facilitates the production of humanized

mice and assist with deliveries. Provide additional operational and administrative support as necessary.

* Other Duties as Assigned - Additional duties will be assigned on a day to day

basis and the technician is expected to follow daily schedule to prioritize and

perform tasks.


* High school diploma and six (6) months to one (1) year applicable work experience in a laboratory/animal care setting

* Demonstrated ability to seek out appropriate personnel resources to address non-routine questions.

* Demonstrated ability to comply with all laboratory SOP's and policies.

* Accurate entry of data including lab IT systems and databases.

* Maintain appropriate documentation as required by protocols and SOP's. Regular & dependable attendance to maintain work flow

* Demonstrated successful record keeping skills.

* Strong written and oral communication skills sufficient to permit clear and effective exchange of information with people representing a wide diversity of disciplines and levels of sophistication.

* Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while consistently maintaining a positive and professional demeanor. Ability to be flexible and multi-task.

* Ability to work with computer software and databases such as Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.

About JAX:

The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution with more than 2,400 employees. Headquartered in Bar Harbor, Maine, it has a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center in Augusta, Maine, a genomic medicine institute in Farmington, Connecticut, and facilities in Ellsworth, Maine, Sacramento, California, and Shanghai, China. Its mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health.

JAX employees work in a collaborative, value-driven, and team-based environment where the focus is on advancing science and improving patients' lives. Researchers apply genetics to increase the understanding of human disease and advance treatments and cures for cancer, neurological and immune disorders, diabetes, aging, and heart disease. JAX was voted among the top 15 "Best Places to Work in Academia" in the United States in a poll conducted by The Scientist magazine!

EEO Statement:

The Jackson Laboratory provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, national origin, veteran status, and other classifications protected by applicable state and local non-discrimination laws.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
1 year
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