Veterinary Technician I

Job description

Veterinary Technician I

Job no: 679681
Work type: Support Staff
Pay Grade: 10
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Veterinary Medicine
Department: Small Animal Clinical Sciences 10046764
Sub Area: CT- Clerical Tech.
Salary: 20.26 - 25.31 Salary Commensurate with E
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Clerical Technical- CT, Office/Clerical Support, Veterinary/Animal Care, Union
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 protocol, GLP, GCP, safety procedures, and regulatory requirements under the direction of the principal investigator.

  • Provide comprehensive anesthesia and surgery technical support, animal nursing care, and collect, process, and ship biological specimens.
  • Generate 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.
  • 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 to one year 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 a Licensed Veterinary Technician who is 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, biological sample collection techniques is desired. Prior research experience, including such skills as molecular biology techniques, experience in pre-clinical and/or clinical research projects; familiarity with USDA, Animal Welfare, GCP and GLP requirements, is appreciated, as is experience with common office and medical software.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

    Required Application Materials

    Cover Letter


    Work Hours

    40 hours/week: Monday – Friday: 8am – 5pm (work hours may vary)

    Summary of Physical Demands

    Lifting and carrying up to 40 pounds, pushing/pulling, and climbing stairs.

    Summary of Health Risks

    Duties associated with this position involve TB risk or working within three feet of patients in an animal health care setting, working with animals or unfixed animal tissue.

    Bidding eligibility ends on 11/3/2020 at 11:55 PM

    Advertised: Oct 28, 2020 Eastern Daylight Time
    Applications close: Nov 24, 2020 Eastern Standard Time




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    Posted: 11/12/2020
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