Life Sciences Center
The Office of Animal Resources is pleased to announce the opening
of a Senior Animal Technician within our veterinary service.
The primary purpose of this position is to expand the research
support services provided by the Office of Animal Resources (OAR).
The number of labs on campus utilizing OAR for Principal
Investigator (PI) support is growing, and this position allows for
more consistent technical service availability across campus. This
position helps to develop and implement a colony management service
provided by OAR to labs. Finally, this position provides support
for the veterinary care of research animals.
Job duties include, but are not limited to the following:
PI technical support (rodents)-anesthesia, blood collection,
gavage, injections, minor surgical procedures.
PI technical support (large animals)-anesthesia, blood collection,
Colony Management services (rodents)-setting up breeders,
performing weanings, collecting samples for genotyping, frequent
communication with the colony management supervisor regarding
individual colony status.
Veterinary care support (rodents)-assisting with rodent health
issues (documenting checks and information on rodent medical
records), performing nail and teeth trims, administering
medications and fluids, euthanasia, necropsy.
Office clerical work-maintaining health records (organizing and
filing records), maintaining campus anesthesia records (scanning
and filing records).
Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
Salary Range: $14.09 - $24.59/hour
GGS Grade: 6
University Title: SENIOR ANIMAL TECHNICIAN
Internal applicants can determine their university title by
accessing the Talent Profile tile in myHR.
Hours will generally be 8 am-5pm Monday-Friday, though certain
projects may necessitate work outside of those hours or on
High school diploma or equivalent and at least 2 years of
experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities
can be acquired is necessary.
Applicants should have a minimum of 2 years of experience working
in the field of laboratory animal medicine or a research lab. AALAS
certification (ALAT, LAT, LATG, CMAR) is preferred. Graduation from
an AVMA accredited Veterinary Technology Program is
Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume/CV, and list the
names and contact information for three references.
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This position is eligible for University benefits. The University
offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental
and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee
discounts. For additional information on University benefits,
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