The Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) is located12 miles westof the OHSU main campus, and sits on 162 acres of land featuring forested areas, research and administration buildings, indoor and outdoor animal housing, a pond, and 2-mile perimeter walking path. Our mission is to improve human health and the quality of life through the support of nonhuman primate research programs that advance our knowledge of the causes, preventions, treatments, and cures of debilitating diseases.
The purpose of the Veterinary Research/Health Technician 1 is to provide research support, routine health care and animal husbandry for animals maintained at the Oregon National Primate Research Center.
The primary function of this position is to perform the manual and technical husbandry tasks directly related to the care of, and research support for the use of, laboratory animals. Duties must be performed in a professional manner and will require contact with investigative staff. The area of work assignment and specific tasks will vary, depending on animal populations and care requirements, service requirements, and staffing needs, during regular and non-regular working hours, including weekends, holidays, or on an overtime basis.
The Division of Comparative Medicine (DCM) houses approximately 5300 non-human primates, and approximately 1500 small laboratory animals, on a daily basis.
Advancement requires High School Diploma or GED
Six months experience providing husbandry for animals (i.e., watering, feeding, changing bedding, housing, checking animal's health, etc.)
Basic knowledge of the care of animals can be demonstrated through the care of pets, farm animals or 4-H animals
Professional and service-oriented attitude
Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
Ability to consistently interact with research investigative staff, supervisors and co-workers in a positive and constructive manner
Ability to use proper techniques to safely perform standard clinical procedures (including ability to accurately calculate medication dosages)
Possess sufficient dexterity and manual skills to safely perform (or learn to perform) basic animal husbandry and animal handling (using proper techniques)
Ability to use computer keyboard; ability to read, write, and follow oral and written instructions
Ability to communicate effectively in oral and/or written formats with both technical and professional staff
A valid Driver's License and the ability to drive DCM/ONPRC vehicles on and off campus
Ability to lift and carry objects weighing up to 23 kg (50 lbs), and lift objects weighing approximately 19 kg (42 lbs) to approximately shoulder height
Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation
Bachelor's degree in related field preferred
18 months experience in the health care of experimental animals in a research setting and/or as a veterinary technician or assistant highly preferred
Certification by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science at the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician level (ALAT), or equivalent combination of training and experience desired
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