Massachusetts Institute of Technology Veterinary Technician in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Job Number: 19951
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: 37.5 hours/week, with an irregular schedulue
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Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.
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VETERINARY TECHNICIAN, Division of Comparative Medicine (DCM) (multiple openings), to provide clinical veterinary support for animals (primarily mice) housed at MIT and provide colony management and technical services. Specific duties include completing daily clinical rounds; assessing and monitoring the health of laboratory animals and reporting necessary information to supervisors, the clinical veterinarian, and the researchers; completing food/water regulation and post-surgery safeguard monitoring; providing colony management services such as birth dating pups, weaning, ear tagging, tailing, skin biopsy for genotyping, setting up breeding pairs, and recordkeeping; providing technical services upon request; performing injections (subcutaneous, intraperitoneal, intravenous) and blood collection (cardiocentesis, submandibular, intravenous); and collecting samples for routine sentinel testing.
REQUIRED: a high school diploma or its equivalent; at least three years’ related experience; animal handling experience; self-motivation; strong time-management, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; and proficiency with Microsoft Office. PREFERRED: experience with anesthesia administration and pre- and post-operative animal care; an undergraduate degree in animal science, biology, or related field; and AALAS certification. Job #19951-5
Some weekend work can be expected. Application material must include a cover letter. reposted 10/5/21