Massachusetts Institute of Technology Veterinary Technician in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Veterinary Technician

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Division of Comparative Medicine

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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.

VETERINARY TECHNICIAN, Division of Comparative Medicine (DCM) (2 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, set 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.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: animal handling experience; self-motivation; strong time management and organizational skills; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; and proficiency with Microsoft Office. Experience with anesthesia administration and pre- and post-operative animal care would be a plus. An undergraduate degree in animal science, biology, or related field preferred; as is AALAS certification. Training will be provided. Job #16548

Weekend work will be required. 9/12/18

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.