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Veterinary Technologist II

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University of Toronto
Location
: University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM)

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Veterinary Technologist II

Date Posted: 07/23/2021
Req ID:12044
Faculty/Division: UofT Mississauga
Department: UTM: Ofc of VP-Research
Campus: University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM)

Description:

General Description of Class

Under general direction performs laboratory animal care and the maintenance of appropriate research conditions, performs specialized technical services for investigators.

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.


(a) performs special husbandry needs required for animal experiments and disease control such as managing valuable colonies of transgenic mice, gene knockout and immunodeficient mice; responsible for establishing rodent breeding colonies, maintaining records, providing technical support involving identification, sampling for DNA analysis, anaesthesia, injections and blood sampling;
(b) recognizes and implements appropriate housing for specialized colonies;
(c) maintains specialized containment equipment such as biological safety cabinets and ventilated racks;
(d) instructs in species specific teaching modules;
(e) implements strategies for problem breeding colonies;
(f) trains research personnel in technical and husbandry related areas to ensure the highest standards of animal care are met;
(g) wears personal protective equipment as appropriate;
(h) may perform the duties of a Veterinary Technologist I and;
(i) other related duties as required

Minimum Requirements for Selection

Education:

Is a Registered Laboratory Animal Technician with the Canadian Association for Laboratory Animal Science.

Experience:

Two years of related experience with a minimum of one year as a Veterinary Technologist 1.

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.

Closing Date: 08/03/2021,11:59PM ET
Employee Group: Hourly
Appointment Type: Budget - Continuing
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone: Probationary Rate: $26.27/hr --Job Rate: $29.20/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 http://uoft.me/UP.

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.


Job Segment: Veterinarian, Laboratory, Public Health, Technical Support, Veterinary, Research, Science, Healthcare, Technology

Organization

Established in 1827, the University of Toronto is Canada's largest university, recognized as a global leader in research and teaching. U of T's distinguished faculty, institutional record of groundbreaking scholarship and wealth of innovative academic opportunities continually attract outstanding students and academics from around the world.

U of T is committed to providing a learning experience that benefits from both a scale almost unparalleled in North America and from the close-knit learning communities made possible through its college system and academic divisions. Located in and around Toronto, one of the world's most diverse regions, U of T's vibrant academic life is defined by a unique degree of cultural diversity in its learning community.The University is sustained environmentally by three green campuses, where renowned heritage buildings stand beside award-winning innovations in architectural design.

 

U of T is one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers.
U of T is one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers.

 

Are you looking for a challenging, meaningful career in a supportive and diverse environment?

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Work where the world comes to discover.

Work where the world comes to learn.

 

Opportunities exist for people from a wide range of backgrounds, ranging from recent graduates to experienced senior professionals.

We offer challenging work within an open environment that celebrates diversity in all its forms. Our focus is on creating a positive work environment that attracts and retains excellent employees through a combination of competitive compensation, favourable working conditions, opportunities for career growth and development and a unique organizational culture.

Employees have access to:

  • Excellent health and dental benefits;
  • On-site support for training and career development;
  • Flexible work arrangements;
  • Childcare subsidy;
  • Tuition waivers;
  • Scholarships and/or tuition waivers for dependants;
  • Generous paid time off;
  • Support on equity and diversity issues;
  • On-site child care;
  • University Pension Plan;
  • Subsidized athletic facility membership;
  • World-renowned libraries;
  • Confidential counselling services;
  • Parking and TTC Metropasses;
  • Employee and Family Assistance Plan;
  • Continued health benefits for pensioners.

 

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