Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Employment Type: Permanent Staff (SHRA)
Vacancy ID: P012766
Salary Range: $38,000-$48,000
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The primary purpose for the Veterinary Technician is to function effectively as a member of a team of professionals to provide veterinary care to research animals. Responsibilities will include inspecting research animals housed by UNC, monitoring health status of research animals, and evaluate and implement a diagnosis and treatment plan for sick or injured animals. The employee will participate in collecting biological samples on a variety of species and provide routine care, such as vaccinations and parasite control. The employee will be required to keep detailed and accurate records of health evaluations and surgical procedures. The employee will participate in the training of investigators and students in anesthetic procedures and other procedures as necessary. Responsibilities may also include working in the area of the rodent health-monitoring program and performing various diagnostic procedures. Emergency duties required during adverse weather and/or other emergency situations.
Weekend, on call, and holiday work required occasionally on a rotating basis
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
- Must be able to achieve certification by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) at the ALAT level within the first year in this position and the LAT level within two years. - Proficiency with Microsoft Office and data entry. - Excellent organizational, time management, and customer service skills. - Excellent demonstrated accuracy, attention to detail, and a strong work ethic. - Excellent oral and written communication skills, including demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff. - Demonstrated ability to work well with others and effectively communicate. - Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision. - Demonstrated ability to foster positive relationships with coworkers and researchers. - Previous experience with anesthesia preparation, induction, monitoring, and recovery in animals. - Previous experience with animal radiology, calculating drug dosages, blood collection, and administering injections to animals. - Previous experience with animal health evaluation. - Previous experience with education and/or training. - Capability of restraining a variety of animal species, including occasionally lifting animals weighing up to 50 pounds with or without accommodation.
- AALAS certification at the LAT level or higher. - Basic surgery skills, particularly rodent surgical skills. - Graduation from an accredited AVMA program of veterinary technology and/or veterinary technician degree. - Eligible for Registration as a Veterinary Technician in the state of North Carolina.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
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