We are seeking a Veterinary Technician Assistant. The purpose of this position is to provide animal husbandry and non-human primate enrichment to two breeding colonies of non-human primates.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Perform routine animal husbandry procedures to include cleaning housing areas, providing feed and bedding.
Provide daily enrichment for nonhuman primates. Includes creative use of food and physical devices to enrich the physical environment.
Assist with collection, maintenance and compliance of written documentation and records.
Preparing areas for new animal arrivals.
Assist with the administration of drugs used for restraint and treatment.
Assist with intradermal tuberculin testing, observation and documentation of test results.
Assist with collecting required biological samples for analysis and treatment.
Obtain routine weights for multiple nonhuman primate species such as but not limited to macaques, baboons, marmosets, and squirrel monkeys.
Assist veterinary staff, research staff, and Animal Resources personnel as needed. This includes provisions of medical care/treatments, anesthesia or research manipulations.
Provide assistance with receiving and shipping laboratory animals.
There is some responsibility for routine farm maintenance including using a tractor and pickup truck on the farm.
High school diploma or graduation equivalent.
A.A. degree in Veterinary Technology, Animal Science or Biology preferred.
Experience working with non-human primates or large animal species preferred.
Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Must be able to assist with drug calculations, read and write.
Must be able to work as part of a team and become more independent after the first year of employment with adequate training.
Must be able to assist with perform manipulations with specific techniques, such as but not limited to intravenous, intramuscular and subcutaneous injections.
Must be able to work at least one weekend day per workweek.
Classified Title: Veterinary Technician Assistant Working Title: Veterinary Technician Assistant Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/02/CB Starting Salary Range: $15.00-$18.90-$22.50 HRLY (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: 7:00-3:30 five days per week, days negotiable but must include at least one weekend day Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: School of Medicine - East Baltimore Campus Department name: 10003430-SOM Admin Research Animal Resources Personnel area: School of Medicine
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