Laboratory Animal Technician

Location
Redwood City, California
Posted
Oct 05, 2021
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time

Jasper Therapeutics is a start-up company out of Stanford University with a lead clinical-stage program that is a first-in- class and potentially breakthrough antibody to safely replace chemo-radiation as a conditioning agent for diseases for which hematopoietic cell transplants (HCT) of allogeneic or gene-modified cells are the only known curative therapy. These diseases include but are not limited to rare genetic blood diseases such as the primary immune deficiency diseases, hemoglobinopathies, and myeloid disorders including myelodysplastic syndrome and acute myeloid leukemia. Additional potential indications include immune tolerance induction for the cure of autoimmune disorders and to facilitate acceptance of solid organ transplants. By creating novel, safe and highly effective conditioning regimens for hematopoietic transplantation, Jasper is leading the field with innovative clinical trials to safely bring cures to patients suffering from a variety of life-threatening diseases.

The Jasper vision is to build a leading biotechnology company to advance the field of hematopoietic cell transplantation by leveraging its basic and translational science to generate a pipeline of innovative therapeutics in the areas of HCT conditioning, immune modulation, cell engineering and gene editing therapies.

 

 

Key Responsibilities Will Include

  • Primary responsibilities include purpose-bred laboratory mice care (husbandry), health monitoring, feeding, recording daily activities, providing general facility maintenance and cleanliness, and operation of various types of facility machinery including, but not limited to, isoflurane machine, irradiator, ventilated racks, and experience with Innovive caging is preferred.
  • Perform daily vivarium room and animal checks
  • Clean and sanitize animal rooms, walls, procedure room, changing room, and other support areas
  • Provide clean, sterile (where applicable) supplies and equipment to research staffs
  • Maintain mice breeding colonies and applicable records for these colonies, as needed by the research staff
  • Maintain all logs, room records, mouse inventory database
  • Familiarity with regulations/guidelines/policies to ensure that mice are provided appropriate care to promote physical and psychological well-being and minimize discomfort
  • Recognize and observe mice for clinical signs of illness/disease/distress/behavioral changes, assess environmental conditions, and report issues/deviations promptly
  • Receive mice orders and house mice appropriately
  • Receive and maintain feed, bedding, PPE, and storeroom and procedure room supplies
  • Assist in environmental monitoring and validation of equipment and sanitation methods
  • Perform animal euthanasia and dispose of dead animals/biowaste according to company/regulatory guidelines
  • Proficiency in the use of computers for record-keeping and data collection is also required.

 

Qualifications

  • AA/AS is preferable. High school degree, GED, or equivalent is required. AALAS certification at a minimum of LAT required. LATg is preferred. At least 1 year prior experience working in a laboratory mice research setting with rodents is required.
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills, keen attention to detail and the ability to diligently record and maintain laboratory records are crucial
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs

What We Offer

  • High-science environment in a growing company with transformational science to cure devastating diseases
  • Experienced, top-tier team invested in your long-term professional development
  • Collaborative company culture with potential for broad exposure to the entire company
  • Well-funded enterprise with premier investors: $50M Series A funding from tier 1 investors + California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) grant
  • Validating collaborations: Leading research centers and innovative gene therapy partnerships
  • Competitive compensation and benefits
  • Jasper Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer
  • Jasper is committed to wellbeing and responsible use of the purpose bred laboratory mice in their vivarium