Veterinary Technician I

Job description

Veterinary Technician I

Date Posted: 02/12/2021
Req ID: 2798
Faculty/Division: University of Toronto Scarborough
Department: UTSC: Vivarium, Office of the Vice-Principal, Research & Innovation
Campus: University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC)

The University of Toronto Scarborough is a place of energy, enthusiasm and passion. Our commitment to inclusive excellence attracts the brightest learners, scholars and employees from around the globe. Our success has been made possible by the opportunity given to us by our Indigenous hosts to operate on their territory, and we cherish our continuing partnerships with these communities. The University of Toronto Scarborough is an exciting campus with unlimited potential. Join us on our journey.

In the UTSC Office of the Vice-Principal Research Animal Vivarium we take pride in our facility ensuring the highest standards of animal care are met. We provide a welcoming, service-oriented, clean and safe research environment for students, faculty, and staff.

This is the first level of technologist under direct supervision to perform laboratory animal care according to the standards set by the University, the Canadian Council on Animal Care and the Ontario Animals for Research Act.

Typical Duties

The following illustrative tasks indicate the level of skill required and the extent of responsibility involved in this job. They in no way limit the incumbent to the tasks indicated. Flexibility of the employee to perform a wide variety of functions is necessary in successfully fulfilling the requirements of this position. The degree to which each employee performs each of the following tasks listed below will vary according to where and when the employee is scheduled to work.

  1. performs animal management and animal health checks; gathers appropriate samples for diagnostic purposes e.g. blood, urine, feces, swabs;
  2. administers treatments as required under veterinary supervision, issues sick reports as required;
  3. operates and works with specialized containment equipment such as biological safety cabinets, laminar flow racks, ventilated racks and autoclaves;
  4. performs routine laboratory health surveillance e.g. pinworm check, fecal examination, blood sampling;
  5. implements disease control requirements including treatment, signage, protective clothing as advised by veterinary or managerial staff;
  6. wears personal protective equipment as appropriate;
  7. may perform the duties of a Laboratory Animal Technician III and;
  8. other related duties as required

(Minimum Qualifications)

Education: University degree in a related field and/or is a Registered Laboratory Animal Technician with the Canadian Association for Laboratory Animal Science and/or completion of a recognized Veterinary Technology Diploma program.

Experience: One year of related experience.

Other: Physically capable of performing the required duties, including lifting up to 50 lbs. No history of animal-related allergies. Must be willing to participate in the University Health and Safety program, which includes the requirement to undergo an immunization program depending on the work environment. Ability to communicate effectively in English (oral and written). Ability to take direction and work independently. May be required to be in possession of a valid Provincial Class "G" driver's license. Ability to work weekends and holidays as required. Applicants are also expected to show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment.

Hours of Work:

  • Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday: 7.5 hours per day (daytime shift), 22.5 hours per week (60% FTE).

Notes: Please note that this is a part-time position at 22.5 hours per week (60% FTE). Hours of work are noted above.

Closing Date: 02/24/2021, 11:59PM ET
Employee Group: Hourly
Appointment Type: Budget - Continuing
Schedule: Part-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone: Probationary Rate: $24.07/hr -- Job Rate: $26.74/hr
Job Category: Research Administration & Teaching

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact [email protected].
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Job No:
Posted: 2/13/2021
Application Due: 4/14/2021
Work Type: Full Time