Mouse Technician (Part-time)

South San Francisco, California
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A Bit About Us

We are Arcadia Science. Arcadia is a science company founded and led by scientists. Our mission is to transform evolutionary innovations into real-world solutions by openly developing more efficient, replicable, and sustainable ways to leverage the biology of diverse organisms. We expect scientists at Arcadia to openly publish their research in written form as clearly and expediently as possible to accelerate feedback and progress.

The Opportunity

We are seeking a part-time Mouse Technician (8-15 hours/week) to join one of our translational teams to assist with in vivo experiments and data analysis. The ideal candidate is a professional, collegial individual who enjoys working with mice. This person will also work well independently and as part of a larger team. The Mouse Technician will work closely with other team members to identify elements of tick saliva that can be developed into novel skin therapies.

The Mouse Technician will:

    • Organize, prepare for, and execute longitudinal behavioral neuroscience experiments
    • Work with live mice. Techniques used include subcutaneous injection, isoflurane anesthetization, application of topical treatments, and humane euthanization
    • Acclimatize new mice to handling and to the experimental enclosure
    • Complete manual and automated analyses of behavioral experiments
    • Read and adhere to all relevant protocols, assist with drafting animal protocol amendments and renewals, and ensure mouse health and safety by adhering to all regulatory bodies’ standards for mouse maintenance
    • Keep accurate and up-to-date records of every mouse in an online database
    • Keep detailed and accurate experimental notes
    • Participate in group meetings and discussions


    • Experience handling rodents, including standard injection techniques
    • Relevant certification or undergraduate training in a neuroscience lab is helpful but not required
    • Experience in harvesting and handling tissues is a plus
    • Strong organizational and documentation skills
$30 - $35 an hour
The Mouse Technician is a part-time, non-exempt position and can expect to be compensated $30-35/hour for 8-15 hours/week. Candidates must work in person at our vivarium in South San Francisco, California.

Application Process:

Interested applicants should apply using the link below and include a resume that addresses their interest and qualifications for the position. Arcadia Science is an equal opportunity employer; we welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities. We provide competitive compensation and practical benefits to keep you happy and healthy so that you can do your best work.

Our next major review will be on April 26th, 2024. Applicants who require an expedited review should send an email to alongside their application to indicate this.