Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Pay Scale
$26.30 - $33.35 /hour
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
RX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon - Fri

#110373 Rodent Phenotyping Technician

Extended Deadline: Mon 7/29/2024

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

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 a suitable candidate has been identified.


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.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $60,301 - $97,008 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $28.88 - $46.46

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

If employed by the University of California, you will be required to comply with our Policy on Vaccination Programs, which may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

For the University of California’s Affirmative Action Policy please visit:
For the University of California’s Anti-Discrimination Policy, please visit:

UC San Diego is a smoke and tobacco free environment. Please visit for more information.

Application Instructions

Please click on the link below to apply for this position. A new window will open and direct you to apply at our corporate careers page. We look forward to hearing from you!

Apply Online