Animal Care Technician

Redwood City, CA /
Operations /
Full-time
/ On-site
We are seeking an Animal Care Technician/ Senior Animal Care Technician to join our Vivarium team. The position is an amazing opportunity for an individual looking to grow their skills in a lab setting and to get their foot in the door with a fast growing biotech company. The mission of Retro Biosciences is to extend healthy human lifespan by one decade.  We are a well-funded, untraditional bio startup pursuing multiple programs.

We're looking for someone who is well-organized with a sharp eye for detail, energetic, adaptable, values collaboration, and has strong communication skills with a comfort level in talking to different teams and levels.

What you’ll do in this role:

    • Maintain our animal colony by performing routine husbandry such as cage changing, animal health observations, animal receipt, and basic health treatments
    • Maintain the highest standards of animal welfare
    • Contribute to facility upkeep and cleanliness; performing decontamination of animal holding and procedure rooms with excellent quality and rigor
    • Perform vivarium-based initiatives independently and providing guidance to other team members as needed
    • Learn to provide assistance with in vivo experiments by performing basic biomethodology (body weight collection, behavioral assays) to contribute to ongoing scientific research

You might thrive in this role if you:

    • Have worked with rodents in research or laboratory setting  
    • Have experience in animal breeding and colony management
    • Can work a flexible schedule, weekends and holiday work are required but shared among the team
    • Are detail-oriented and comfortable with routinely filling out important laboratory records, such as daily animal health check logs, room temperature/humidity readings, etc
    • Are familiar with GSuite: Google Sheets and Google Docs
    • ALAT, LAT certification is nice to have but not a requirement