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.
The National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL)is part of a national network of secure facilities that study infectious diseases whether they occur naturally or are introduced deliberately through bioterrorism. The NEIDL is dedicated to the development of diagnostics, vaccines and therapeutics to combat emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. In addition to Bio Safety Level (BSL)-2 and BSL-3 laboratories, the NEIDL houses BSL-4 laboratories that will operate at the highest level of containment. The NEIDL will add to the growing life sciences industry in the region, throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and across the country.
Individuals seeking affiliation with or employment within the NEIDL may be subject to the following suitability requirements. Failure to meet any of these requirements may result in ineligibility for employment or affiliation:
Criminal Background Check:To be completed in accordance with BU Public Safety guidelines and all federal, state and local laws and regulations.
Basic Background Check:Includes, but is not limited to, verification of:
Social Security Number;
Licenses and credentials;
Sexual Offender Registry Information (SORI) check;
Credit history check;
RMV/DMV driving record, if required.
Medical Clearance Process:includes Research Occupational Health Program (ROHP) evaluation, drug screening, initial psychological screening, and immunization/titer level review completed in accordance with NEIDL Medical Surveillance Policy for all employees working at the NEIDL.
Training and Education:to be completed in accordance with Section 8, Ongoing Personnel Reliability Program, for all employees working at the NEIDL.
Individuals seeking or required to have approval to work with Select Agents will be subject to the following additional requirements:
Department of Justice Criminal Background Check and Fingerprinting:To be completed in accordance with CDC requirements as part of application to have access to Select Agents.
Select Agent Use Approval:to be completed in accordance with all regulations including the requirements of the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC), Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
Please note, any individual working in the NEIDL facility and granted unescorted access, is subject to
periodic background reviews, including but not limited to: criminal background, credit history, drug screening, and behavioral evaluations;
periodic checks and regular renewals of security credentials, any applicable licenses, and verification of the successful completion of any required training at the facility
Search of person, clothing and effects prior to entry into or egress from NEIDL
When applicable, individuals will be required to maintain all applicable clearances and licenses and to disclose any changes in circumstances that could compromise access to the facility.
Continued employment/ affiliation is contingent upon strict adherence, at all times, to all applicable safety and security rules, procedures, and protocols, as well as required training regimens.
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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