DUTIES: The Department of Comparative Medicine at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is seeking a full-time Instructional Support Technician. Responsibilities and duties will include - The Non-Human Primate Specialist Veterinary Technician (NHP Vet Tech) will report to the Supervisor of Veterinary Technicians/Animal Operating Room Manager but will also take clinical direction from the facility veterinarian as necessary. - The NHP Vet Tech will be responsible for assisting the Division of Comparative Medicine (DCM) meet its obligations to maintain the health and welfare of USDA-covered species. A qualified individual should be able to evaluate the health and welfare of the animals through beneficial species-specific behaviors, while allowing researchers to reach the specific scientific goals of their research. The selected candidate must be capable of the following: - Daily vivarium room rounds to identify animals exhibiting psychosocial distress when individually housed or with restricted activity; - Meet with research personnel and the facility veterinarian to create strategies for treating NHPs displaying concerning or abnormal behaviors; - Liaise with the IACUC to provide USDA required documentation of enrichment and behavioral monitoring; - Implement and document IACUC approved exemptions from enrichment or social housing; - Perform post-approval monitoring of research laboratories using IACUC- approved controlled water access techniques; - Assist the attending Veterinarian and Supervisor of Veterinary Technicians/Animal Operating Room in animal health surveillance procedures; - Prepares the operating room for procedures and provide, including preparation and sterilization of surgical instruments and supplies. - Assist with surgical procedures and provide, including administering and monitoring anesthesia; - Provide post-operative care and treatments as prescribed by veterinarian and document appropriately; - Teach and demonstrate proper, humane and safe methodologies in using NHPs for research to research personnel and DCM staff, - Maintain a variety of records of animals, clinical procedures, trainings provided, etc.; - Administer treatments and monitor the health of animals during quarantine (e.g., TB testing); - Various other responsibilities may also be assigned and can vary based upon personal interests or departmental needs. - Must be flexible and able to adapt to a dynamic work environment and work successfully as part of a team while working with a variety of USDA-covered species. Must be able to follow established standard operating protocols, communicate concisely and effectively, and have the ability to work independently and proactively. Must possess basic computer skills as well as knowledge of Excel, Word and Outlook. May have to work occasional evenings. May require you to lift heavy animals (e.g. sheep, swine, NHPs) (DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE ABOVE POSITION DESCRIPTION) QUALIFICATIONS: - Associate Degree of Veterinary Technology and 5-10 years' experience in veterinary technical responsibilities with one or more of those years of experience in a research facility assisting in surgeries of USDA covered species. NYS License or AALAS LATG certification preferred. Additional Info: - *Please include the last five digit line number andjob title in the subject line and body of your email submission.Closing Date: Open Until Filled STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
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About SUNY Downstate Medical Center
SUNY Downstate's College of Medicine, Health Related Professions, Nursing and its School of Graduate Studies offer students a broad professional education that will prepare them for practice or careers in any location and community. This education provides exceptional opportunities for those students with a commitment to promoting health in urban communities and addressing the complex challenges of investigating and preventing diseases that confront clinicians, educators, and researchers in such an environment. This special aspect of Downstate's unique mission is reflected in the students it attracts and selects, the vast majority of whom are drawn from the New York City Metropolitan area. Many of these students are members of minority and cultural groups underrepresented in the health professions, and/or come from families of first-generation immigrants or from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.