Veterinary Technician 1
Job Title: Veterinary Technician 1
Location: Case Main Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 8483
Job Description POSITION OBJECTIVE
- Coordinate with the principle investigator to be aware of all pre-clinical laboratory activities that are planned or in planning. (20%)Prepare IACUC protocols and animals for aseptic surgical experiments and support the several aspects of pre-clinical research (surgical activities, measurements, etc.), and ensure animals are cared for per protocols. (15%) Perform euthanasia according to the AVMA guidelines. (10%)Order animals, equipment, and laboratory supplies to ensure that lab space and resources are maintained and used properly and efficiently. (10%)Onboard new animal models and develop preparations and capabilities for use in the lab. (10%)Coordinate with PI to determine equipment needs and evaluate vendors, inventory surgical supplies and materials, assess equipment options, secure quotes in preparation for purchase. Remain up to date on IACUC and ARC training and ensure that the lab setup and lab members are compliant with safety requirements to the extent possible (e.g., use of signage, safety equipment, etc.). (10%)Will train new staff members and students of the lab. (10%)Prepare written descriptions of pre-clinical methods to support grant and publication efforts. (8%)Provide technical surgical support, including autoclaving instruments, preparing surgical packs, perform surgical procedures, intra-operative monitoring, and pre- and post-operative animal care, and training graduate and post-doctoral scholars. (7%)
- Strong organization skills; ability to multi-task, prioritize and meet deadlines. Must demonstrate attention to detail and accuracy, time management skills, and follow-through. Demonstrated judgment and good decision-making. Demonstrated experience in coordinating and managing IACUC protocols.Strong written communication skills and interpersonal skills; must demonstrate the ability to effectively and professionally communicate and work with various individuals from a broad spectrum of disciplines, technical and educational backgrounds within the lab, Department of Biomedical Engineering, and School of Medicine staff. Must demonstrate compliance with CWRU animal research and care (ARC) policies and procedures and compliance to regulations of the Animal Welfare Act, Public Health Service Policy, AAALAC guidelines and other applicable regulatory guidelines.Must demonstrate compassion for animals within CWRU facilities and dedication to the Animal Resource Center’s mission. Must handle animals with care and respect at all times.Previous experience working with animals preferred. Ability to work effectively independently and collaboratively within a team. Must be highly motivated, responsible, dependable and a self-starter. The ideal individual will be creative, interested in doing things in newer and better ways, and willing to push the envelope to make progress in these regards. Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality. Knowledge of clinical, laboratory, anesthesia, and surgical techniques, supplies, and equipment used in animal research.Ability to coordinate with lab members and with IACUC and animal resource center (ARC) to ensure lab is always clean and audit ready.Ability to help create, enforce, and abide by IACUC and ARC policies, procedures, guidelines, and animal welfare standards.Must be willing to learn to take behavioral assessments using lab equipment.Ability to meet consistent attendance requirements. Ability to interact with colleagues, supervisors, and customers face to face.
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