The Veterinary Technologist provides health surveillance and compliance monitoring to laboratory animals. Responsibilities also include providing support services to research staff, participating in animal monitoring duties, and conducting various technical trainings to researchers, veterinary, and animal care staff. The Veterinary Technologist works in a team environment following Lean Management principles and participates in continuous improvement projects. This position involves daily exposure to laboratory animals, their waste products, and possibly chemical agents, radioactive isotopes and ABSL2 hazards.
Alternate work shift, or after hours, rotating weekend and holiday work may be required.
• Associate Degree or higher in veterinary technology, Animal Science, or a related field.
• LAT or CVT preferred or obtain within 6 months of hire.
• Experience with animals, preferably in a research or clinical veterinary setting.
SKILLS / ABILITIES / COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:
• Ability to function in a team-oriented environment, with individuals from diverse backgrounds who have varying degrees of scientific and veterinary knowledge or skills.
• Proficient in verbal and written English and Mathematics pertinent to the duties of this position and situations encountered in the animal facility.
• Ability to lift and move 50 lbs on a regular basis
• Long periods of standing
• Has a customer-focused attitude and enjoys working with similarly dedicated persons in a team fashion within a high-energy research environment.
Basic computer skills including email and Microsoft Outlook.
• The animal facility has a variety of environmental conditions. Specifically, employees may be exposed to noise, dust, chemicals, extreme heat, and animal waste products. The duration of exposure to any of the above is dependent on the assigned duties. Some aspects of this position may expose the incumbent to potentially fatal zoonotic diseases.
• Appropriate protective clothing and equipment may be required and will be provided, accompanied by appropriate training and medical clearance.
• Movement between facilities on campus within the same day may be required.
• This position may also expose the employee to animals treated with chemical hazards, radioactive dyes and other induced conditions as part of approved protocols. Employees are expected to conduct all work in a safe manner that includes maintaining knowledge of animal handling techniques consistent with the condition of the animal, protocol, regulations and department policy, including radioactive treatments and bodily fluids.