Rockefeller University Veterinary Technician II in New York, New York

Job Title Veterinary Technician II

Laboratory / Department Comparative Bioscience Center

Department Description

The Comparative Bioscience Center provides a comprehensive program of animal care in support of the University's in vivo research. The goal of our staff is to provide investigators with the highest level of research support at the lowest cost while ensuring the welfare of the animals used in the research. The center is fully accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC).

Detailed Description

The Veterinary Technician will be responsible for daily vivarium room rounds, regular communication with scientists, veterinarians, and animal husbandry staff regarding daily care, administering treatments prescribed by clinical veterinarians, monitoring cases, documentation of all health assessments, and follow-up care. Will participate in training initiatives for both investigative and husbandry staff, in-depth anesthesia monitoring for both large and small animal species, and active participation in quarterly sentinel health screenings. Various other responsibilities may also be assigned and can vary based upon personal interests, vivarium room round assignments, or departmental needs.

Job Requirements

LVT with A.A.S. or higher in Veterinary Technology required. Must have at least one year of experience in a research facility. Must be flexible and able to adapt to a dynamic work environment and work successfully as part of a team while working with a broad variety of species. Must be able to follow established standard operating protocols, communicate concisely and effectively, and have the ability to work independently and proactively. Must possess basic computer skills, as well as knowledge of Excel, Word, and Outlook. Must be able to work at least one weekend day and share holiday responsibilities.

Additional Details

Must be able to tolerate a significant amount of standing, bending, and walking. Must not be allergic to animals, latex, waste products, or bedding. Must be able to lift 50 pounds.

The Rockefeller University is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans