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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Veterinary Surgery Technician in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Veterinary Surgery Technician

  • Job Number: 20853

  • Functional Area: Research - Other

  • Department: Division of Comparative Medicine

  • School Area: VP Research

  • Employment Type: Full-Time

  • Employment Category: Non-Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

  • Schedule: 40 hours/week, some weekends required

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    Information on MIT’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement can be found at the bottom of this posting.

VETERINARY SURGERY TECHNICIAN, Division of Comparative Medicine (DCM), to work closely with veterinarians and animal care staff to provide exceptional animal care. Responsibilities include serving as a liaison between the veterinarians and research laboratory personnel; assisting with the veterinary medical care of laboratory animals and performing daily clinical rounds to evaluate animals for signs of illness; providing technical assistance and support for animal surgeries, including anesthetic monitoring; preparing animal patients for health examinations, research surgical procedures, dental procedures, wound management, diagnostic imaging, and euthanasia; preparing animal patients for and performing or assisting with medical and surgical procedures; providing clinical treatments such as administering drugs, fluid therapy, and convalescent care; filling and dispensing prescriptions and ordering and maintaining inventory; maintaining and stocking animal prep and surgical areas, including facility and instrument cleaning; maintaining accurate medical records and processing paperwork for billings; and managing the health surveillance program, including scheduling examinations and performing tuberculosis testing and the collection of blood and fecal samples for diagnostic evaluation.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: high school diploma or its equivalent and three years’ related experience working with animals in a research setting with primary responsibilities in anesthesia and surgery. Must be able to adapt and respond to changing circumstances; work both independently and collaboratively with veterinary, animal husbandry, and research laboratory personnel; work with a large variety of species, including small mammals, birds, swine, and nonhuman primates; and remain stationary for long periods. PREFERRED: graduation from an accredited veterinary technology program or its equivalent. Job #20853-5

Application material must include a cover letter.2/25/22