Animal Health Technician II

  • Salk Institute for Biological Studies
  • La Jolla, San Diego, CA, USA
  • Feb 13, 2020
Full time   Veterinary Medicine & Sciences

Job Description


Job #: G981

Posted Date: February 10, 2020

Closes On: Open Until Filled

Job Title: Animal Health Technician II

Status: Regular Full Time

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Laboratory/Department: Animal Resources

The ARD is dedicated to providing the highest quality of veterinary medical care, husbandry, enrichment and professional technical support to enable the scientists and their research.

Position Description:

This position is responsible for the basic daily husbandry operations in all facilities and with all species in accordance with standard operating procedures and training to ensure compliance with the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, the Animal Welfare Act and Regulations as well as all applicable federal, state, local and institutional laws, regulations, policies.



  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • ALAT certification by AALAS or RVT registration, LVT license, or CVT certification, or equivalent.


  • LAT certification by AALAS.
  • A.A, B.A. or B.S. degree.



  • Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience with ALAT certification, or 1 year of relevant work experience with RVT, LVT, or CVT

Special Requirements:

  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule that may include weekends and holidays.
  • Must be able to work overtime based on workload and deadlines.
  • Must be able to work assigned standard schedule: Monday – Friday, Sunday - Thursday or Tuesday - Saturday, 6:00 a.m.- 2:30 p.m./6:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m./7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m./ 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
  • Management reserves the right to change or modify assigned schedules based on operational needs.
  • Post offer physical required which may include respirator fit test.
  • Possible rotating schedule.


As a safeguard for employees and animals, all ARD employees may be subject to vaccines/tests/physical exams prior to working with specific animals or animal populations as required by research needs including but not limited to:

  • TB Testing/Clearance (once a year)
  • Tetanus/ Diphtheria (vaccination < 10 years proof of immunization and/or vaccination)
  • Measles (proof of immunization and/or vaccination)
  • Periodic physical exams (may include respirator fit test)
  • Other vaccines/tests as required by Occupational Health & Safety standards.

Physical Requirements:

This role requires constant standing, seeing, hearing, being exposed to fumes/odors/mists/dusts, potential allergens, exposure to animals and working inside.


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