The Vet Tech will be expected to provide husbandry and technical services of laboratory animals in a humane, safe and sanitary manner using appropriate equipment and established procedures for a high containment animal facility, including Bio Safety Level 3 & 4. Other duties include; Animal husbandry duties include maintaining quality and health of research animals: Daily check of water bottle/automatic water line. Daily check of animal health. Provide appropriate food and water. Perform cage changing and/or cage cleaning as required. Recording animal health concerns per SOP and/or specified protocols. Surgical Support Responsibilities: Surgical preparation, pre-, peri-, and post-operative veterinary nursing procedures. Perform and assist in surgical procedures. Perform, assist, in administration of inhalation anesthesia. Operation and maintenance of veterinary surgical equipment including but not limited to: inhalation anesthesia machine, physiological monitoring equipment, radiological/digital imaging equipment, cautery, supportive heating devices, ultrasonic cleaner, ultrasound imaging, and telemetry monitoring equipment. Perform and comply with Select Agent Program. Strictly follow all procedures necessary to maintain animal housing areas including room or facility personnel entry; use of personnel protective equipment (PPE including PAPR & containment suit), decontamination of all equipment and material moving into controlled areas. Technical responsibilities including research support: Ability to assess problems regarding general health issues and works with staff veterinarian to implement and administer treatment. Assist with restraint, handling and manipulation of various animal species as assigned by the on-site supervisor of facility veterinarian. Log and dispose of animal carcasses according to Sops. Receive, inspect and house incoming animals. General knowledge of animal care: From having been trained and working on a variety of areas, ABSL 1, 2, 3, and 4 and with different species including Non-Human Primates.
Salary: Grade 24
Must have Vocational or Technical training and 4 years animal related experience with a minimum of 1 year as a Veterinary Technician or equivalent. A Bachelors Degree is preferred.
This is a Grant Funded Position
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
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