The Office of Research Lab Animal Medicine department is looking for an individual who will provide support to the veterinary staff in collecting biological samples, perform diagnostic and imaging laboratory procedures, provide pre- and post- operative care of animals, assist in surgery as well as be the liaise with the customers.
Perform appropriate housing, handling, and restraint techniques
Assess health and well-being of all species
Perform routine injections, sampling, and identification techniques
Perform basic laboratory diagnostic testing; prepare specimens for analysis
Prepare animals for aseptic surgery; maintain surgical inventory
Perform euthanasia according to the AVMA guidelines
Perform routine equipment cleaning and maintenance
Prepare and maintain documentation
Assist with training of LAMS and research personnel
Assist with development and implementation of SOP's and Quality Assurance Standards
Develop and maintain effective teamwork
Report animal and personnel issues and concerns to the appropriate level
May assist a veterinarian during surgery
Performs miscellaneous duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications: Registered Veterinary Technician certification (or within 6 months of hire) along with Associate's degree in Applied Science OR any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved. On-Call: On-call rotation is a requirement for this position.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience with: administering and monitoring anesthesia in a variety of species, working in a surgical setting with a variety of species and surgical procedures, surgical instruments/pack preparation, working in a research setting, working with rodents, medication calculations and dosages, ALAT certification from AALAS. Customer service driven, high social skills to liaise with customers, enjoys education and training of others, communicates effectively with co-workers and customers, team player, good written communication skills, strong ability to multi-task, flexible and adaptable, basic computer knowledge, cultural diversity and inclusion.
Unusual Working Conditions: Subject to animal bites and diseases; exposure to animal waste, urine, feces, blood, dander (allergens), and odors; exposure to dust, hot water and steam.
An outstanding professional opportunity to work with highly talented and committed colleagues and contribute to the growth of a world-class organization and fulfillment of the overall mission of the institution;
Growth potential within the university.
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This position will be a professional position paid at an hourly rate.
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