Provide for daily and postop care of large animals, mainly sheep and swine. Identify signs of illness in large animals and respond accordingly
Monitor animals under anesthesia and recovery
Communicate and make recommendations related to animal care and animal monitoring to other scientists on the team
Administrative duties as assigned
Train personnel in existing laboratory techniques and procedures, explain and demonstrate technology and equipment capabilities, operation limitation and outcomes
Maintain laboratory inventory and research equipment
Flexibility to work odd, late hours, or overnight shifts
Excellent multitasking skills
Ability to communicate clearly the results of his/her experiments to other team members
Proficiency is Microsoft software (Excel, Word, Powerpoint), with at least some familiarity with access and statistical analysis programs
Familiarity with basic laboratory instrumentation and maintenance of laboratory equipment
Proficient record keeping
Exceptional work ethic
HS Diploma or Assoc Degree and 0-1 year experience required
Experience working with large animals and/or farm animals
Veterinary technician or similar degree and/or training
Familiarity with University research administration policies and procedures
One or more years’ experience as a full time research technician
Ability to train less-experienced students and technicians
Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
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