Under the supervision of the Animal Facility Supervisor, individual will be responsible for the clinical care of laboratory animals housed within the Bunting-Blaustein and David Koch Research Buildings.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
First responder to routine clinical calls from animal care technicians, research staff and veterinarians.
Assess animal’s condition and determine if routine treatment is appropriate or if veterinary help is required.
Follows clinical call standard operating procedures and clinical veterinarian’s treatment instructions.
Provide follow-up treatment as needed and submit progress reports to veterinarians.
Maintain accurate clinical records and close clinical cases as recommended by veterinarian.
Provide training of rodent anesthesia techniques, including correct use of the rodent gas anesthesia machines, proper equipment and sterilization techniques.
Provide rodent anesthesia services to research staff.
Provide training and performing rodent techniques as requested by the veterinarian, including restraint, IM, IV, IP and SQ injections, blood and tissue collection and rodent surgery techniques.
Maintain immune compromised breeding colony to include breeding records, identification and weaning.
Provide research support to investigators (i.e. colony management, sample collection, training).
Perform other duties as required.
Minimum Qualifications (mandatory):
High school degree/GED required.
1 year related experience.
Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula***.
Must achieve Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) certification from the American Association of Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) within fifteen months of employment.
Two (2) year of laboratory animal care or related experience including breeding of laboratory mice and performing rodent handling procedures.
Experience working in an ABSL3 animal facility.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of basic animal husbandry and research techniques.
Knowledge of basic scientific terminology, basic conversion calculations and basic measuring devices.
Knowledge of principles of asepsis, disease control and prevention, barrier and isolation animal housing.
Knowledge of general breeding and mating systems.
Knowledge of current regulations, policies and principles for the care and use of laboratory animals.
Ability to handle, restrain and determine the sex of laboratory animals without causing injury or harm to animal, self, and others.
Ability to understand and follow detailed oral and written instructions.
Ability to read and write in order to maintain records, read instructions, labels, etc.
Ability to work a flexible schedule including weekends and holidays.
Ability to interact and work with faculty, students, staff, and visitors in a knowledgeable, respectful and courteous manner.
Ability to discuss animal related projects with investigators and report these discussions to the supervisor.
Any Specific Physical Requirements for the Job:
Ability to work under environmental conditions that require the use of safety equipment.
Ability to lift, carry or otherwise move and position objects and materials weighing up to 50 lbs.
***JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
Classified Title: Veterinary Technician Working Title: Veterinary Technician Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC Starting Salary Range: $14.14-$19.44 per hour (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday/8:00am-4:30pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10002956-SOM Onc Animal Research Services Personnel area: School of Medicine
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