Veterinary Technician I

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Position Summary

The successful applicant will work as a team to provide technical support for multiple pre-clinical and clinical research projects, as well as assistance with teaching laboratories. Team members will be assigned the technical duties of research projects that are conducted in compliance with written protocols, safety procedures, and regulatory requirements under the direction of the principal investigator. Team members will be responsible for generating medical and project specific records and schedules, maintenance of project inventory, and ordering supplies/equipment. When indicated, they will operate, calibrate, and maintain laboratory and/or clinical equipment and provide assistance in compiling and summarizing research data. Finally, team members provide comprehensive anesthesia and surgery technical support, animal nursing care, and collect, process, and ship biological specimens.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge normally acquired in the first two or three years in college, technical or vocational school in veterinary technology; six months of related work experience in comprehensive patient care, surgery, anesthesia, drug dosing, and sterilization; experience in the use of spreadsheet and word processing software; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; must be licensed as a veterinary technician with the state of Michigan or eligible for attainment of licensure within one year from date of employment.  

Desired Qualifications

We are looking for an individual with Bachelor’s degree in veterinary technology who are versatile, interested in learning new techniques in different disciplines, and displays strong verbal and written communication skills. Individuals should display initiative, be able to work independently, interact well with others, and work effectively as part of a team. As the successful candidate will work on a variety of projects, individuals should be flexible, able to prioritize tasks, be organized, be able to requisition supplies and equipment, and have excellent record-keeping with attention to detail. Clinical experience in standard anesthesia and surgical room protocols and equipment, multi-species animal nursing, and biological sample collection techniques are desired. Prior research experience, including such skills as molecular biology, pre-clinical and/or clinical research projects; familiarity with USDA, Animal Welfare, and IACUC, are appreciated, as is experience with GLP/GCP projects. Common office and medical software experience is a plus and AALAS certification is advantageous.

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Work Hours

40 hrs / week - work hours are generally 8-5, M-F, but work hours may vary and require evening and weekend hours.

Description of End Date

This is a limited term position funded for one year from date of hire with possible extension contingent upon funding renewal.

Summary of Physical Demands

tentially dangerous animals and chemical and/or biological hazards.


Summary of Health Risks

Moderately disagreeable working conditions involving working with potentially dangerous animals and chemical and/or biological hazards.

This position has responsibility for the health and/or safety of others. Responsibilities include teaching the proper restraint of aggressive animals, supervising the proper handling of hazardous chemicals and gases, and warning others of possible communicable diseases/infections of the animals. Errors in evaluation of, and response to, an animal's changing condition may cause prolonged pain and/or recovery of the animal and possibly death.

Bidding Eligibility Ends 03/06/2018 @ 11:55 PM




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Posted: 2/28/2018
Application Due: 3/14/2018
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