Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture - and benefits - that just aren't found together anywhere else. If you're curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future - then take a look at this opportunity.
VETERINARY TECHNICIAN , Division of Comparative Medicine (DCM) , to provide clinical veterinary support for animals (primarily mice) housed at MIT and perform colony management and technical services. Specific duties include completing daily clinical rounds; assessing and monitoring the health of laboratory animals and reporting necessary information to supervisors, the clinical veterinarian, and the researchers; completing food/water regulation and post-surgery safe-guard monitoring; providing colony management services such as birth dating pups, weaning, ear tagging, tailing, skin biopsy for genotyping, set up breeding pairs, and recordkeeping; providing technical services upon request, including injections (subcutaneous, intraperitoneal, and intravenous) and blood collection (cardiocentesis, submandibular, and intravenous); and collecting samples for routine sentinel testing.
Job Requirements REQUIRED : Animal handling experience; self-motivation; strong time management, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; and proficiency with Microsoft Office. PREFERRED : undergraduate degree in animal science, biology, or related field; experience with anesthesia administration and pre- and post-operative animal care; and AALAS certification preferred. Training will be provided. Job #18214-5
Weekend work will be required.
Internal Number: 18214
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