VETERINARY RESEARCH SUPPORT ASST, NEIDL,BUMC Lab Animal Science Center
VETERINARY RESEARCH SUPPORT ASST, NEIDL,BUMC Lab Animal Science CenterTracking Code3184 Job Description
The NEIDL RSA provides safe and humane husbandry, technical and research support for a variety of laboratory animals to promote the study and mitigation of infectious diseases. Receive unique bio containment training with opportunities for continuing education and growth. Will perform these duties at Bio Safety Levels 2, 3 & 4.
- Technical & research support: Assess problems regarding general health issues and work with veterinarian to implement and administer treatment. Assist with restraint, handling and manipulation of various animal species, participate in necropsy protocols. Receive, inspect and house incoming animals.
- Animal husbandry: duties include maintaining health of multiple research animal species. Perform daily check of overall animal condition, water bottle/automatic water line, and food provisions. Perform cage changing and/or cage cleaning as required and accurate recording of animal health concerns.
- Surgical Support: Surgical preparation, pre-, peri-, and post-operative veterinary nursing procedures. Perform, assist in surgical procedures and anesthesia. Operation and maintenance of veterinary surgical equipment including but not limited to: inhalation anesthesia machine, physiological monitoring equipment, radiological/digital imaging equipment, cautery, supportive heating devices, ultrasonic cleaner, ultrasound imaging, telemetry monitoring equipment.
- Strictly follow all procedures necessary to maintain animal housing areas including room or facility personnel entry; use of personnel protective equipment (PPE including PAPR & containment suit), decontamination of all equipment and material moving into controlled areas.
RSA – Minimum 3 years of lab animal related experience, BS, CVT, ALAT preferred
RST – Minimum 5 years of lab animal related experience with 1 year as Veterinary Technician or equivalent, BS, CVT, LAT preferred
RSS – Minimum 7 years of lab animal related experience with 1 year as Veterinary Technician or equivalent, BS, CVT, LATg preferred. BSL4 experience or experience as study coordinator required
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
Job Location Boston, Massachusetts, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular