Veterinary Research Technician

General Summary/Purpose:

We are seeking a qualified, experienced individual to work as a veterinary research technician to support exciting and fast-paced research projects in a systems neuroscience laboratory in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Johns Hopkins Medical Campus. The laboratory is active in two research areas: 1) behavioral testing of auditory perception and 2) neurophysiological investigations of auditory processing. A technician is needed to assist in experiments using small animal models andmust have experience in basic laboratory techniques, including animal care, handling and surgery. The successful candidate must be organized and detailed while handling animal care, animal handling, surgical record keeping, data acquisition, and data analysis in the laboratory.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

    Care of experimental animals.The technician is responsible for maintaining a breeding colony and works with administrative staffs and veterinarians to ensure the dietary requirements of the animals, including special dietary requirements not available through the University’s routine animal care facilities. He/she maintains the weight and medical records of animals and serves as a liaison to veterinary staff in the Department of Comparative Medicine.
  • Animal handling. The technician will assist researchers with procedures for handling, injecting, and surgically preparing animals. He/she will assist researchers in transporting animals, preparing them in experimental apparatus, inspecting and maintaining the animals’ health, and other tasks as necessary for behavioral or physiological experiments.
  • Surgical technique. The technician is responsible for assisting researchers with preparation and conducting of sterile surgeries required by the research. He/she monitors the animal’s recovery from surgery and provides post-operative care.
  • Lab inventory and record keeping.The technician monitors supplies, medicines and instruments for the staff of the Laboratory. He/she must organize and maintain animal, experimental, and pharmaceutical records.
  • Data collection and analysis. The technician will set up and monitor behavioral data acquisition using Matlab and specialized software, organize recorded data, and assist with the analysis and interpretation of data.

Minimum Qualifications (mandatory):

  • High School diploma or GED required.
  • One year experience working with animals in clinical or research environment required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in animal behavior, psychology, neuroscience, biology or a related field. Experience or advanced education is desirable.
  • Familiarity and experience with veterinary care or biomedical research involving small animals. Additional training will be provided through the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS). Technicians typically earn certification as a Registered Laboratory Animal Technician.Familiarity and experience with sterile surgical technique, including anesthesia methods, good surgical practice, maintenance of sterility, preparation and care for instruments, and post-surgical monitoring and care for animals.
  • Familiarity with good practice in laboratory safety, animal welfare, and disease protection for both animals and staff.
  • The successful candidate will complete the University’s suite of courses in laboratory safety, biohazard, and animal welfare.
  • The Technician is expected to know and use good practice in storage of chemicals, care of animals, protection of animal and human subjects, and biohazard protection.
  • Experience with common computer programs such as Microsoft Office is required.
  • Willingness to learn specialized software used in the laboratories is essential.
  • Willingness to work on some weekends and holidays for animal care related tasks

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal, time management, written and oral communication, and organizational skills are required.
  • Experience planning, executing, and troubleshooting projects preferred.
  • The successful candidate will complete the University’s suite of courses in laboratory safety, biohazard, and animal welfare.
  • Technician is expected to know and use good practice in storage of chemicals, care of animals, protection of animal and human subjects, and biohazard protection.
  • Cooperative and positive attitude toward work; ability to work well with others in achieving a goal. Ability to work independently when necessary.
  • The technician must possess judgment, motivation, and sense of responsibility for ongoing projects.
  • Computational, computer science, or quantitative data analysis experience is strongly preferred. Familiarity and experience with Matlab programming for recording, organizing, and analyzing data.
  • Willingness to learn specialized software used in the laboratory is essential.

Classified Title:Veterinary Research Technician
Working Title: Veterinary Research Technician ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC
Starting Salary Range:$14.14-$19.44 per hour (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Monday-Friday
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus
Department name: 10001485-Department of Biomedical Engineering
Personnel area: Whiting School of Engineering

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office atjhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

EEO is the Law
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