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Animal Research Tech III

Minneapolis, MN 55448

Posted: 02/19/2024 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Scientific Job Number: 599790 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

Position Responsbilities:
  • Understand and be committed to the company Mission and PRL Vision and Values
  • Know and maintain compliance with GLP, FDA, USDA, AAALAC, IACUC, and all other applicable regulations and guidelines as they apply to the non-clinical research environment.
  • Adhere to standard operating procedures, work instructions, department guidelines, policies, and study protocols when completing the following:
    • Animal Husbandry
    • Animal Handling
    • Animal Observation
    • Documentation
    • Data Collection
    • Housekeeping
    • Stocking Supplies
    • Maintaining/Operate Equipment
    • Cage Room Rotation
    • Medication Calculation and Administration
    • Animal Treatments
    • Patient Care and Pain Management
    • Sample Collection
    • Pre and Post Operative Care
    • Animal Recovery
    • Monitor Support
  • Participate in the overall function of the Research Operations department which may include:
    • late shift coverage
    • animal/employee training
    • study support
    • process improvement processes 
    • support of department goals
    • facilitate meetings
  • Weekend and holiday shift coverage is a requirement of this position
  • Perform computer and clerical functions to ensure organized and accurate reporting of animal observations, tasks, and data collection.
  • The Technician III position is expected to assist the team in the completion of daily tasks as individual dudes are completed.
  • Maintain professional growth and development
  • Perform other related duties as requested. 

Expected Position Results:
  • Appropriate care and husbandry for the applicable species.
  • Appropriate patient, pre/post operative, and pain management care.
  • Accurate documentation and data collection.
  • Collaborate with team to ensure tasks are completed.
Basic Qualitifications
  • Education Required
    • Associates Degree as a Veterinary Technician; or Bachelor’s degree in a related field (e.g. Animal Science, Veterinary Technology, or Biology); or certification in related field (Animal Science, Veterinary Technology, Nursing) with 4+ years hands on experience. 
  • Years of Experience
    • 4+ years relevant animal research/animal care
  • Specialized Knowledge or Skills Required
    • A positive attitude about the use of animals in research.
    • Knowledge of animal anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and anesthesia.
    • Knowledge and experience in post-operative care, critical patient care, and pain management.
    • Veterinary technical skills.
    • Knowledge and understanding of anesthesia and patient monitoring equipment.
    • Knowledge of animal and human disease states.
    • Knowledge of cardiovascular and neuro systems in a variety of species.
    • Knowledge of imaging systems (X-Ray, MRI, CT, fluoroscopy, ultrasound)
Desired/Preferred Qualificiations
  • AALAS Certification at the ALAT, LAT, or LATG level.
  • CVT
Physical Requirements
  • No known allergies to multiple types of animal species.
  • Physically able to lift/carry and push/pull up to 50 pounds safely.
  • Able to handle multiple types of animal species. Safe handling procedures required when work with animals.
  • May involve exposure to chemicals. Personal Protective Equipment required when working with chemicals.
  • Preclinical laboratory environment
  • Normal office environment.
  • The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile.  The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers.
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