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Laboratory Veterinary Technician

Company: PsychoGenics
Location: Paramus
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Overview of Position:As a Laboratory Animal Veterinary Technician, the incumbent will be responsible for providing support to senior veterinary staff, Directors of Animal Care, Breeding Colonies and research staff in the care and use of research animals in Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) approved research studies. Under report to the Director of Breeding and Veterinary Services and with guidance from the responsible VP for Veterinary Operations, this position provides veterinary care and support for the laboratory animal population including day to day health monitoring and maintenance, training of investigative staff in animal techniques and providing assistance in ongoing research studies. Responsibilities include veterinary care supporting where appropriate the Directors of Animal Care and Breeding Colonies of genetically engineered and/or specific pathogen free laboratory rodents, laboratory animal behavior management and environmental enrichment, animal health and wellbeing, collaboration and support for ongoing research studies, experimental procedures, and surgery for all housed laboratory species.Job Responsibilities: --- Daily health checks and rounds to include examination of flagged veterinary issues by animal care staff. Diagnose and treat as per recommendations by staff veterinarians in consultation with the principal investigator --- Timely reporting of animal health and welfare issues to staff veterinarians and principal investigator so that appropriate action is taken --- House quarantine animals and perform required testing --- Assist in compliance with approved animal safety protocols involving administration and use of hazards in animals including biosafety protocols --- Perform testing and reports required for exports to be signed by staff veterinarians as appropriate --- Sample submissions and packaging to appropriate contract lab --- Maintain and stock procedure rooms/surgery rooms. Report on procedure conditions required for surgery and cleanup by the responsible research staff --- Maintain PVC kits used to treat clinical cases --- Maintain, document use, and distribute noncontrolled substances/drugs -place orders as needed --- Assist in maintaining appropriate post-operative care --- Train staff in veterinary techniques such as routes of drug administration, surgery preparation, and anesthesia in rodent survival surgery --- Write/update SOPs under guidance of the VP for Veterinary Operations --- Organize scheduling of PMs on all animal procedure equipment --- Quarterly & semiannual sentinel testing --- Perform routine (quarterly/semi-annual) ATP testing of behavioral equipment --- Assist with autoclaving instruments and supplies for surgery --- Provide support for maintaining breeding colonies as assignedRequired Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3 years' experience with laboratory animal procedures
  • Licensed Veterinary Technician or AALAS Certified Laboratory Animal Technologist**At this time, PsychoGenics does not sponsor visas**

Keywords: PsychoGenics, Paterson , Laboratory Veterinary Technician, Healthcare , Paramus, New Jersey

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