Working Title: Veterinary Technician
Position Type: University Operational and Administrative Staff
Department: Office of the VP for Research
Posting Date: 06-12-2018
The Office of the Vice President for Research (VPR) is seeking a Veterinary Technician who is responsible for the integration and enhancement of research activities across UVA's eleven schools and multiple research centers. VPR leads university-wide strategic growth activities, including multidisciplinary groups in environmental sustainability, innovation, energy systems, and biosciences. VPR also coordinates the various University units that comprise the research infrastructure, including the acquisition of research funding, the planning and development of academic research space, research commercialization, the incubation of new companies and recruiting of corporate research partners to local research parks, and public outreach.
Veterinary Technicians perform medical examinations and treatments in a laboratory environment, and perform medical tests for use in the treatment and diagnosis of diseases in animals. They work with animal care and research staff to provide veterinary care to vivarium animals under the supervision of a Veterinarian. Since research animals require care every day of the year, some veterinary technicians are assigned a staggered schedule that includes one weekend day as part of their 40 hour week, are assigned on-call status to back up other veterinary technicians that work weekends and holidays, and are assigned holiday work on a rotational basis with other veterinary technicians. Work is assigned at the task level, and Veterinary Technicians operate with a degree of latitude in specific situations, but do not supervise staff.
An Associate's Degree in Veterinary Technology is required. A Bachelor's Degree is preferred. One year of experience working as a veterinary technician in a clinical or laboratory animal setting is required. Experience in a biomedical research facility is preferred. Applicants must have a current license as a veterinary technician in at least one state, or be eligible to successfully obtain Veterinary Technician licensure exam within six months of hire.
Applicants must be comfortable with handling animals and working in an animal research facility with a variety of species, have the ability to perform animal physical examinations, clinical specimen collection, administer medications and perform laboratory diagnostic procedures, and the ability to create and maintain accurate records. Applicants must also be able to work independently as well as part of a team and have clear communication skills. The ability to lift and move a 50 lb anesthetized animal is essential as is the ability to walk and stand for extended periods of time. Extensive animal handling or veterinary technician experience with physical examination, administration of medication, technical procedures like intravenous catheter and endotracheal tube placement in a variety of species is strongly preferred.
Experience with PC based software, web-browser and Microsoft Office software is required.
To apply, visit http://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting Number 0623383. Complete an application, attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae/resume, and contact information for three references. This position will remain open until filled.
Questions related to this posting can be directed to Zach Harpine at [email protected]
The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1. Must be comfortable with handling animals and working in an animal research facility with a variety of species.
2. Must have the ability to perform animal physical examinations, clinical specimen collection, administer medications and perform laboratory diagnostic procedures.
3. Must have ability to create and maintain accurate records.
4. Must have ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
5. Must have clear communication skills.
6. Must have ability to lift and move a 50lb anesthetized animal.
7. Must be able to walk and stand for extended periods of time.
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