Requisition Number: 03024675 Final Filing Date: 09-25-2019 Closing Date: Payroll Title: STAFF RESEARCH ASSOCIATE I Number of Positions: 2 Salary: $22.00-$26.25 per hr Appointment Type: Career Appointment Description: 100% Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm Overtime Eligible (FLSA): Non-Exempt Union/HEERA Representation: This position is covered by a collective bargaining unit
Department: CA ANIMAL HLTH&FOOD SAFETY LAB - 072200 Department Description: CAHFS provides California's livestock and poultry industries, and veterinary practitioners who serve them, with a full range of diagnostic laboratory services for disease control, enhancement of health management, and protection from diseases common to animal and humans. In meeting this need, the CAHFS also serves as the backbone of California's disease warning system through its animal disease surveillance program. The system consists of four laboratories currently located in Davis, Turlock, Tulare and San Bernardino. Funding for this program is provided through a contract with the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) and through revenue generated from user fees. An additional program, the Equine Analytical Chemistry Laboratory, is funded through a contract with the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) and horse wagering monies, and provides full-service drug testing and a pharmacology research and development program.
PLEASE NOTE: CAHFS IS RECRUITING FOR TWO POSITIONS AT THE SRA 2 OR SRA 1 LEVEL BASED ON EXPERIENCE. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, SUBMIT A SEPARATE APPLICATION FOR EACH POSITION. IF YOU ARE ALSO INTERESTED IN THE SRA 2 LEVEL - APPLY TO REQ. 03024674 BY 09/25/2019.'
THIS POSITION WILL BE POSTED FOR 4 WEEKS; HOWEVER, WE WILL BE SCREENING APPLICATIONS AFTER 2 WEEKS OF POSTING AND MAY FILL THE POSITION PRIOR TO THE CLOSING DATE
Location: Davis Allow Applicants to Attach: Resume Cover Letter References
Job Summary: Provides technical assistance in the Necropsy Section including; animal handling, necropsy, processing samples collected from animal necropsies, and tissue trimming with adherence to established protocols, providing high level technical skills, computer entry and laboratory maintenance for necropsy facilities.
Physical Demands: Lift supplies and equipment weighing up to 75 lbs.
Assist in the handling, restraint and disposal of domestic livestock.
Stand for extended periods of time.
Kneel, squat, stoop and bend.
Push, pull and manipulate carcasses for necropsy.
Work Environment: THIS IS NOT AN H1B/J1 OPPORTUNITY. Candidate must be legally permitted to work in the United States and not subject to revocation.
This is not a research position. The position is located in a diagnostic laboratory where quality control and assurance as well as meticulous working habits are essential.
Per the terms and agreements of the department's contracts and grants, the position requires signing of a Confidentiality Agreement or Non-Disclosure Agreement regarding testing and client information.
Occasional, unpredictable overtime and share weekend/holiday coverage schedule as needed. No eating in work area. Ability to tolerate putrid odors and sight of exposed animal tissue and blood products. Required to work with tissues, dead animals, and infectious materials.
All CAHFS employees must know and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.
Must wear laboratory required/supplied PPE and participate in Health Surveillance Program.
This position is subject to prophylactic vaccination for rabies, as well as medical surveillance procedures and review in accordance with Federal and State Laws and Regulations and University Policy.
Tolerate strong odors and the sight of exposed animal tissues and blood products, and to handle/dispose of infectious materials.
May, at times, work with or be in areas where biohazardous and chemical materials and infectious diseases are present. Specific hazards of the position are, but are not limited to salmonella, Listeria, E. coli, Campylobacter, hot acids, bases, ethers and other chemicals.
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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Davis is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.
Background Check Required: Yes
Minimum Qualifications: -Knowledge and skills to perform mammalian and avian necropsies. -Excellent customer service and interpersonal, oral and written communication skills to effectively communicate with a wide variety of clients, co-workers in various disciplines within the laboratory, and individuals from other University units, government/outside agencies both in person and on the phone. -Knowledge of basic mammalian and avian anatomy and animal diseases. -Skills to give careful attention to detail, including proper identification, labeling and completing documents related to received animals, specimens, and/or supplies. -Knowledge and skills to distinguish normal from abnormal tissue changes. -General knowledge of and skills in veterinary/medical laboratory diagnostic specimen handling. -Knowledge of and skills to interview clients to obtain clinical histories of animals. -Skills to handle and restrain live animals, especially livestock -Skills to properly utilize hoists, knives, shears, hand and band saws and other equipment in animal dissections. - Ability to grossly identify fixed tissues to aid in embedding process. -Computer skills to rapidly and accurately enter data and retrieval of data, and to utilize software programs such as StarLIMS, Excel and Word. -Knowledge and skills to follow laboratory/University safety protocols, to include appropriate handling/disposal of waste solvents and biohazardous material/infectious wastes, bio-containment of highly contagious infectious agents of foreign animal disease. -Skills and willingness to assist with euthanasia of live avian and mammalian species. -Skill to collect blood and fluid samples from live avian and mammalian species. -Organizational skills to prioritize workload, adapt to changing workload requirements and priorities, and meet multiple deadlines. -Skills to maintain confidentiality of client information and personnel-related matters. -Skills to perform macro-photography. -Harvest various anantomic parts in order to fulfill MOU's for UC Davis campus departments.
Preferred Qualifications: -Knowledge of safe working practices and laboratory/University safety protocols to include handling and disposal of waste solvents and biologically hazardous materials.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
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