Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Veterinary Technologist for the Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED). As part of ORED, the Veterinary Technologist 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.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
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.
Administers medications/treatments to affected animals throughout the University.
Assists with training of investigators and research staff regarding surgical and scientific techniques as well as federal and local regulations.
Makes routine rounds of facilities and labs to ensure animal health.
Prepares, performs, and submits labwork as needed; Orders and maintains inventory of drugs, surgical, and veterinary supplies.
Provides assistance to the University laboratory animal veterinarians in their duties.
Trains, observes and monitors research personnel.
Performs other duties as necessary.
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.
A minimum of two years experience in a laboratory or animal care facility ( preferably including work in both small animal veterinary practices and the animal research environment).
Individuals must become AALAS certified, at minimum, at the LAT level within the first year of employment.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license and be willing to travel, when necessary, to sites throughout New Jersey for business demands.
Two years of driving experience
Must participate in the occupational health program for animal workers, which requires a pre-placement medical evaluation
Must undergo a criminal background check in order to work with controlled substances (e.g. narcotics, barbiturates)
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.
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:
No special physical demands.
Position requires employee to walk, stand for several hours when conducting inspections of animal facilities and laboratories.
Clean Driving Record
Posting Number: 20ST0145
Location: Cook (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 109562
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.