Education: Graduation from a two year American Veterinary Medical Association Accredited Veterinary Technician program.
Experience: Two (2) years of relevant experience preferably in a veterinary practice or research environment. To qualify for the Specialist, candidates must have a minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience.
Licensure/Certification: Registered as a Veterinary Technician in the state of Maryland is preferred. Additional American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) certifications are preferred.
Preferred: Bachelor's degree in a relevant field is preferred. Previous experience handling swine and/or rabbits is preferred. Previous experience working in preclinical toxicology in a regulated environment (GLP) is preferred.
Conditions of Employment: Candidates selected for employment may be subject to medical inquiries and/or medical examinations to determine ability to perform the job. May be required to have current tetanus and/or diphtheria shots.
May require training related to occupational safety and health, environmental compliance, shipping of hazardous materials and/or ionizing radiation.
Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Knowledge of appropriate handling of all species of laboratory animals position requirements. Ability to understand and utilize scientific/medical terminology and research theory in both oral and written communications. Skill in animal husbandry care and handling with variety of species, including rodents. Ability to perform position in compliance with all requirements, regulations, and laws. Ability to maintain high standards with the work being performed and maintain awareness with trends and influences. Assumes personal responsibility for all outcomes; makes effective and timely decisions; and learns how to effectively use technology. Skill in statistical interpretation and data analysis using statistical software as well as spreadsheet and database software applications. Ability to use measurable and verifiable information for making decisions or judgments.
- Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts. Interprets and understands written information and is able to listen attentively to verbal and non-verbal cues that lead to a deeper understanding. Ability to network with, and provide information to key groups and individuals.
- Ability to work cooperatively with others and demonstrates professional, ethical, respectful, and courteous behavior when interacting with others. Capable of interacting pleasantly and positively with other to meet customer expectations, and provide follow up with customers.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience.
If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Staffing & Career Services at 410-706-7171, Monday Friday, 8:30am 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.