Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Advertised Summary Job Description: Provide general technical assistance to the veterinary staff and researchers; provide care for research animals. Position is 35 hours per week. Mandatory weekend/holiday coverage as scheduled on a rotating basis. Perform routine health care procedures and conduct daily animal health evaluations. Evaluate animals within assigned area, or as assigned and report abnormal findings to an ICM veterinarian. Provide necessary treatment as directed by the veterinarian. Communicate findings and plan with the responsible researcher and building husbandry supervisor. Document animal health abnormalities, diagnostic plan, diagnosis, treatment plan, and treatments. Provide veterinary technical support to researchers as per the protocol including, but not limited to: euthanasia, necropsy and tissue harvest. Assist in training courses on the safe and humane handling, restraint and manipulation of research animals. Administer the sentinel animal/colony health monitoring program and collect the necessary samples for sentinel testing. Maintain an inventory of technical and medical equipment and supplies, maintain and order supplies (disposable items) keep records of annual equipment services for equipment such as anesthetic vaporizers, etc.. Responsible for maintaining the isoflurane machines (ex. weighing the F/air canisters). Maintain the cleanliness of all prep/procedure rooms and surgical areas; assist with the development of standard operating procedures and guidelines; operate and use equipment and supplies according to SOP's to ensure proper bio security and safety. Perform other related duties as assigned.
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelors or associate degree; Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) or Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)
The candidate selected for this position is required to undergo a drug screening test prior to a final offer of employment being made.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: Bachelors or associate degree; Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) or Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT). AALAS certification as an Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT).
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Internal Number: 126_175023
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