Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Salary Range
$26.30 - $33.35 /hour
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Appointment Percent:
RX Contract
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon - Fri

#110373 Rodent Phenotyping Technician

Extended Deadline: Fri 9/24/2021

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit:

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 07/07/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 07/16/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Job posting will remain open until position is filled.


Under general supervision, perform duties relating to technical research services which will include various research and special projects as directed by campus veterinarians.

Focus on specialized behavioral tests, metabolic tests, and imaging procedures for the assessment and evaluation of animal phenotypes for investigator clients of Animal Care Program Rodent Phenotyping Core. Perform standardized tests based on research needs of investigator clientele.

Maintain testing protocols and standard operating procedures for Rodent Phenotyping core. Devise updates to standard testing protocol by researching scientific methods and published literature. Perform technical duties related to Rodent Phenotyping Core - including scheduling, coordinating research activity, maintain core rooms and equipment in good working order.

Work with other areas of Animal Care Program for scheduling and organization of animal studies. Perform database input and generate analysis reports for clients and staff veterinarians.


  • Theoretical knowledge of biology and the necessary skills and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties or a combination of education and experience.

  • Proven experience and skill handling small rodents.

  • Ability to organize and coordinate a variety of tasks.

  • Proficient skill and experience using Excel.

  • Strong ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form.

  • Ability to follow laboratory policies and procedures. Ability to follow all necessary safety procedures.

  • Theoretical knowledge of basic anatomy of common laboratory species. Skills in basic collection techniques and sample collection methods.


  • Extensive work with mice.
  • Job offer is contingent on clear Background Check.
  • Must be willing to work with hazardous materials.
  • Pre-employment physical and TB test required.
  • Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.
  • Overtime and weekends may be required.
  • Pre-employment physical and TB test required.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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