Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Veterinary Technologist (VT) for the ORA- CMR unit. This position is under the direct supervision of the Veterinarian. The Veterinary Technologist performs routine veterinary care and support including, but not limited to: animal exams, dental prophylaxis, collection of biological samples, basic surgical procedures, etc. on a wide variety of species. Additionally the VT administers medications/treatments to affected animals throughout the University.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Provides technical support to the veterinarians in caring for a wide range of animal species.
Performs a broad range of duties typical of both a veterinary clinical care and research setting.
Performs treatment, diagnostic laboratory procedures, and necropsy.
Keeps records and does rodent breeding and colony management.
Assists in or perform surgery and trains, observes and monitors research personnel.
Plans and schedules sentinel program.
Collects biological and blood samples from sentinel or sick animal.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Requires a bachelor's degree preferably in veterinary technology, biology, animal science, or other related science; Or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
Plus two (2) years' experience in a laboratory or animal care facility preferably including work in both small animal veterinary practices and the animal research environment.
Individual must become AALAS certified, at minimum, at the LAT level within the first year of employment.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Good interpersonal and organizational skills
Computer literate; word processing and spread sheets.
Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license and be willing to travel, when necessary, to sites throughout New Jersey for business demands.
Must participate in the occupational health program for animal workers, which requires a pre-placement medical evaluation.
Must undergo criminal background check in order to work with controlled substances (e.g. narcotics, barbiturates)
A bachelor's degree with an emphasis on veterinary technology, biology, animal science, or other related science.
Certification or licensure as a Veterinary Technician in another state is desirable. (New Jersey does not license or certify veterinary technicians)
Certification by the American Association of Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) at any of level of animal technician (ALAT, LAT, LATg)
Experience with restraint, handling and veterinary care of farm animal species.
glucometer; automated blood chemistry machines; ventilated mouse racks; metabolic cages; animal restrainers; laminar flow hoods; microscope; dissecting microscope; clinical refractometer; centrifuge and microcentrifuge; incubator; waterbath; necropsy table; surgical staples; ear tag clamp; tattoo gun and needles; pipettes; a digital camera; eye wash; computer; fax machine/printer; laminator; hematocrit centrifuge.
Materials include, but are not limited to: Surgical instruments; scalpel blades; sutures; syringes and needles; catheters; dissection instruments; controlled substances (e.g. narcotics); formaldehyde; general veterinary supplies (medications, treatment supplies, surgical supplies); microorganism stains; laboratory supplies (beakers, pipette tips, etc.); oxygen tanks; inhalation anesthesia; medical waste; blood collection supplies.
Software includes: Microsoft Office (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access; MS Outlook; MS Powerpoint; MS Publisher); Internet Explorer; Adobe Acrobat; custom web-based animal care program management software
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
The duties of this position requires the employee to walk, stand for several hours when conducting inspections of animal facilities and laboratory. An applicant may request a reasonable accommodation if they have a disability that restricts them in their ability to walk/stand.
Posting Number: 19ST1977
Location: Rutgers University-Newark
Internal Number: 88160
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.