Veterinary Care Technician II- Disney Lab

Employer
University of Florida
Location
Florida, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jul 5, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Veterinary Sciences, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
Employment Type
Full Time


Classification Title:

Veterinary Care Technician II

Job Description:

With supervision, independently and in collaboration with others, perform research in animal models of disease, conduct a wide variety of standard laboratory procedures thereof; analyze data and interpret results; investigate, troubleshoot, and modify methods and procedures as necessary; may assist in designing experiments; may provide routine equipment maintenance as well as guidance/training to other department personnel; perform other related duties, tasks and responsibilities as required or assigned.

RESPONSIBLITIES AND DUTIES:
• Management of mouse colonies including daily observations
• Perform treatments of study animals including surgeries, collection of blood, and harvesting organs and tissues at the end of studies
• Work under general supervision. Assistance given for unusual problems and normally reviewed for application of sound professional judgement
• Ability to independently conduct a wide variety of standard laboratory techniques/procedures as applied to colony management and in vivo studies. Some ability to use judgement when necessary to adapt standard methods and techniques. Receive instructions on specific assignment objectives, complex features, and possible solutions.
• May provide interpretation and initial analyses of results.
• Limited ability to troubleshoot and modify procedures.
• May assist in designing experiments to complete a segment of overall research plan.

Expected Salary:

Commensurate with experience.

Minimum Requirements:

Degree from an accredited veterinary technology program; or an associate's degree and two years of experience as a veterinary technician, including work with research animals.

Preferred Qualifications:

AA with 10 years’ experience in animal handling and dosing, particularly p.o., tissue harvesting, mouse colony management. Ability to perform genotyping and other downstream assays such as RT-qPCR, tissue slicing, immunohistochemistry, FISH, Western blotting desirable but not required.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter and resume.

Please provide names and email addresses of three to five references as part of the application process. When ready, the hiring department will contact the listed references via email requesting their reference letters to be uploaded directly to the application website.

This position is eligible for veteran’s preference. If you are claiming veteran’s preference, please upload a copy of your DD 214 Member Copy 4 with your application for consideration. See the Qualified Positions link on our applicant FAQs page for a list of eligible positions.

This position is open until filled. Application review will begin immediately.

This is a time-limited position.

Health Assessment Required: Yes

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