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Senior Animal Technician
Veterinary Services

Seeking a US Veteran, National Guardsman, Reservist and/or Military Spouse to apply for a Senior Animal Technician position. Facilitate daily operations of an animal facility, perform specialized technical procedures, and assist in experiments. Position requires 5+ years’ experience with live laboratory animals, plus either a Bachelor’s in Biology/Animal Science/etc or a laboratory animal technician certificate.

Responsibilities: Veteran Military
  • Provide technical, housekeeping, and record-keeping tasks.
  • Collect, verify, and correlate facility records and make timely reports to the supervisor.
  • Collect blood, tissue and various fluid samples from nonhuman primates, ferrets and mice.
  • Perform various IV, SC, intranasal and intramuscular injections.
  • Assist with necropsy procedures, including tissue collection.
  • Perform anesthesia and euthanasia if needed.
  • Read and understand standard operating procedures (SOPs) for facilities.
  • Perform routine inoculations.
  • Assist in the processing and shipment of serum/tissue samples.
  • Attend seminars and training.
  • Assist and perform limited and supervised duties of project managers.
  • Bachelor’s in Biology, Animal Science, or related field;
  • OR College-level Laboratory Animal Technician program graduate;
  • OR AALAS certificate (ALAT, LAT or LATG) plus 1+ year in biomedical research
Requirements: Veteran Military
  • US Veteran, National Guardsman, Reservist or Military Spouse
  • 5+ years’ hand-on experience with live animals
  • Knowledge of care and handling of laboratory animals plus their biology and physical characteristics
  • Ability to recognize signs of illness and abnormalities
  • Knowledge of methods and materials used in laboratory work
  • Ability to work and communicate professionally with investigators, supervisors and caretakers
  • Ability to make accurate observations, plus keep current, accurate, and complete records
  • Ability to read, understand, and interpret written and oral instruction, plus perform math calculations for experimental procedures.

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