Join a motivated, innovative team dedicated to providing safe and humane husbandry and technical and research support for a variety of laboratory animals to promote the study and mitigation of infectious diseases. Receive unique biocontainment training with opportunities for continuing education and growth. The incumbent will perform these duties at Bio Safety Levels 2, 3 & 4.
Technical responsibilities including 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 proper recording of animal health concerns.
Surgical Support Responsibilities: 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.
Position requires 4 years animal related experience with a minimum of 1 year as a Veterinary Technician or equivalent.
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.
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