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Charles River Laboratories  

Apply your knowledge and experience in the animal science environment as you take your career to the next level! This is your opportunity to join our dedicated team of technicians supporting researchers from around the globe. Position located in Atlanta, GA.  

Your primary role will include providing oversight and direction to technical staff. Maintain and monitor the health, post-operative care and physical environments within the sites varied animal care environment.

Provides oversight and direction to technical staff. Participate in interviewing process, investigations, performance reviews, corrective actions and termination process. Provides mentoring and development via constructive feedback. Establishes schedules to ensure clinical care and research related technical support is fulfilled on schedule. Verifies the vet tech support area tasks are completed daily. Assist the Vet Tech with ensuring that medications are pulled up and properly labeled with animal ID, medication name, date(s), and total number of doses. Attends weekly veterinary rounds.

Support and assist in the Quality Control Program by participating in inspections and providing resolution to findings. Work closely with Resident/Clinical Veterinarian(s) to perform daily health assessments of laboratory animals in the colony. Provides animal treatments as instructed. Performs in hour animal sampling (blood and tissue removal) as part of the internal health surveillance program and the bi-annual physical exams and TB placements. Provides technical support, to include: animal handling and restraint, oral administration, identification, injections, blood collection, TB placement, surgical preparation, pre-, peri- and post-operative support, euthanasia and assisting with research procedures. Maintains complete and accurate records of animal clinical cases. Prepares and submits written records, charts, and logs; generates procedure guidelines for staff and makes recommendations for SOP revisions.

Monitors environmental parameters and maintains written records, including room temperatures, light cycles and sanitation. Reports problems to the building maintenance department. Operates equipment and uses supplies according to safety guidelines; performs general housekeeping and adheres to safety procedures. Complies with safety policies and procedures and SDS guidelines, including those related to biohazards and radioactive substances. Assists with the ordering, receipt, stocking and maintenance of supply inventories. Ensures documentation is filed in a timely manner. (No more than 7 business days from generation of documentation). Reports maintenance issues pertaining to the vet tech areas to facilities maintenance.

Qualifications:

High School Diploma or GED required. AA in Veterinary Technology or BS in Biology, Animal Science or related preferred. Minimum of 3 years related veterinary technician experience required with a variety of species. One year of experience in a leadership role required. LATG required. LVT highly desired.

Charles River offers a wide range of benefits and a competitive salary. Please apply online at www.jobs.criver.com Job ID 36410

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                                                   Yerkes

Assoc Veterinarian

820412:YRK: Animal Care Field Station

Job Number: 19329

Job Description

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Potential exposure to hazardous chemicals., Working with animals., Working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials., Working with nonhuman primates (nhp), nhp tissue, body fluids or equipment contaminated by nhp., Working with radioactive materials or devices.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Yerkes National Primate Research Center of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia has an immediate faculty opening for a Clinical Veterinarian, with a background and interest in laboratory animal medicine. The successful candidate will join a team of twelve veterinarians in the Yerkes Division of Animal Resources, which is responsible for the care and well-being of a large population of nonhuman primates. The Yerkes National Primate Research Center (YNPRC) is a major biomedical research institution that is rapidly expanding with its main facilities at Emory University and 117 acre Field Station in Lawrenceville. The position will primarily be based at the Main Station on the Emory University campus. YNPRC veterinary staff provides preventative and clinical veterinary care for the nonhuman primate and rodent colony as well as research support to the resident and collaborating scientists in a diverse array of disciplines including immunology, infectious diseases, neuroscience, transplant medicine, imaging, psychobiology and other areas of research. The successful candidate will contribute to a wider range of IACUC, colony management, behavioral management and training activities and participate in the planning, design and or renovation of existing and new animal research facilities. S/he will contribute to the supervision of veterinary technicians and Emory's ACLAM residency training program.

 

The ideal candidate will have a DVM/VMD degree from and AVMA accredited institution, be licensed to practice veterinary medicine, and have training or experience in laboratory animal medicine. S/he will also have excellent interpersonal and team building skills and strong written/oral communication skills. ACLAM certification or board eligibility is highly desirable, as are knowledge and hands on experience in surgical and medical procedures in nonhuman primates. Collaborative involvement with investigators is strongly encouraged and prior experience in an academic environment is a plus.  An excellent remuneration package will be offered to the right individual.

 

This position is primarily based at the Yerkes Main Station in Atlanta Georgia, although the individual is part of the overall veterinary department that is based at both the Main Station and Field Station.   The Associate Veterinarian at the Main Station works in collaboration with and reports directly to the Chief of Clinical Operations at the Main Station as well as the Associate Director of Animal Resources. 

 

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

 

Additional Details

Interested individuals must submit an online application by June 1, 2018 including a letter indicatingt their experience, research interests, and curriculum vitae, using the Emory Careers site.

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The Medical University of South Carolina  

Division of Laboratory Animal Resources

Position: Agricultural Animal Assistant II (Animal Caretaker)

Job no: 505478
Entity: MUSC University
Department: ACADEMIC AFFAIRS - Research Center
Sub Department: UNIV-2940000-Laboratory Animal Resources
Work type: Full-Time
Employee Type: UNIV - Classified
Location: Charleston, SC-Main Campus
Categories: Laboratory Services, Research
Pay scale: UNIV-Band 3: $22,182.00 - $31,614.00 - $41,046.00 (min - mid - max)

Job Duties:

25%Alert and notify DLAR Supervisor and/or DLAR Vet Tech on health status of animal colonies, and animal facility issues.Essential

35%Maintain ventilated racks and sterile hood/dumping stations and DLAR equipment in procedure rooms. Assist cage wash personnel. Essential

35%Responsible for the care of specialized animal colonies. Maintain environmental records daily in animal rooms; checks to ensure that proper feed, watering and bedding changes are performed as scheduled. Ensure that room temperatures are adequate for optimal animal health. Essential

5%Other duties as assigned. Essential

Job summary: Under general supervision, performs a wide variety of semi-routine and diversified duties in the Division of Laboratory Animal Resources. Provides and is responsible for primary daily care of research animals and their environment.

**Note: Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) Certification required within 6 months of eligibility.

 

Pay scale Salary Range: UNIV-Band 3: $22,182.00 - $31,614.00 - $41,046.00 (min - mid - max)

 

FLSA: Hourly

Minimum Experience and Training Requirements: A high school diploma and one year experience in agricultural research or animal care that is directly related to the area of employment. An associate degree in animal health technology or a discipline related to agriculture may be substituted for the required work experience.

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Preferred: An associate degree in animal health technology.

Physical Requirements: Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Continuous) Ability to climb using step stool. (Infrequent) Ability to work in temperature extremes (32? F to 100 ? F) when required due to assignments in cold rooms and/or foreign countries. (Infrequent) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Continuous) Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function. (Continuous) Ability to lift and carry 4 liter waste material bottles a distance of 30 feet, unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to lift and carry 25 lbs. to 30 lbs. jugs of liquid a distance of 100 feet, unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to file boxes from floor level to counter tops, unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to lift materials up to 20 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift 25 lbs. boxes from floor level to a maximum height of 72". (Infrequent) Ability to lift 40 lbs. centrifuge rotors, from floor level to a height of 40 inches, then down 20 inches into centrifuge drum. (Infrequent) Ability to push/pull file boxes from one location to another at floor level, unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to maneuver heavy equipment on bench tops (Frequent) Ability to reach, stretch, bend, while moving items/materials from both sitting and standing positions. (Frequent) Ability to conduct a variety of hand pipefitting operations. (Continuous) Ability to maintain 20/40 vision in both eyes, corrected. (Continuous) Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous) Ability to hear and recognize various alarms emitting from work area systems. (Continuous) Ability to work in a darkroom for processing film, etc. (Continuous) Ability to qualify for the use of cartridge respirators. (Continuous) Ability to work in dusty areas. (Infrequent) May require working with animals of various sizes.

Job Closes March 7, 2018  at 11:55 PM EST

                                                                            

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Position: Agricultural Animal Assistant I

Job no: 505929
Entity: MUSC University
Department: ACADEMIC AFFAIRS - Research Center
Sub Department: UNIV-2940000-Laboratory Animal Resources
Work type: Full-Time
Employee Type: UNIV - Classified
Location: Charleston, SC-Main Campus
Categories:  Research
Pay scale:

UNIV-Band 2: $18,229.00 - $25,978.00 - $33,728.00 (min - mid - max) NOTE: MUSC's minimum pay rate for UNIV-Band 1 is $10.50/hr ($21,840/yr).
Job Duties:

10Maintain appropriate documentation and records of cage wash equipment and sanitation activities. Perform quality assurance procedures on tunnel washers, rack/cage washer, and autoclaves using temperature strips, tape and biological indicators.Essential

20Dispense bedding into rodent cages accurately and consistently. Dispose of hazardous waste properly following university safety guidelines. Efficiently assemble and dissemble animal caging and equipment for sanitization without damaging equipment.Essential

20Perform routine preventative maintenance procedures on mechanical cage washers, animal caging systems and other equipment used to provide animal husbandry and care.Essential

20Provide sanitation and custodial services required for the daily operation of the animal facility. Process and wash soiled animal caging and supplies. Prepare clean caging and equipment for distribution and use throughout various animal facilities. Safely operate tunnel washers, rack/cage washers and autoclaves.Essential

20Transport animal feed, bedding, caging, racks and supplies between various facilities using vans, carts, and dollies. Receive deliveries, stack, store and transport animal food, bedding, caging racks and supplies to temperature controlled areas.Essential

5Other duties as assigned. Essential

5Perform routine husbandry duties for rodents that are not USDA covered species. This includes changing cages and collecting dirty equipment for delivery to cage wash. Routine husbandry will be performed with some direct supervision. Essential.

Job summary: Under general supervision, performs a wide variety of semi-routine and diversified duties in the Division of Laboratory Animal Resources.

Payscale Salary Range: UNIV-Band 2: $18,229.00 - $25,978.00 - $33,728.00 (min - mid - max) NOTE: MUSC's minimum pay rate for UNIV-Band 1 is $10.50/hr ($21,840/yr).

FLSA: Hourly

Minimum Experience and Training Requirements: A high school diploma. Some positions require a valid driver's license. Certification as a laboratory animal technician may be required for position responsible for the care of laboratory animals.

Physical Requirements: Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Continuous) Ability to climb using step stool. (Infrequent) Ability to work in temperature extremes (32? F to 100 ? F) when required due to assignments in cold rooms and/or foreign countries. (Infrequent) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Continuous) Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function. (Continuous) Ability to lift and carry 4 liter waste material bottles a distance of 30 feet, unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to lift and carry 25 lbs. to 30 lbs. jugs of liquid a distance of 100 feet, unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to file boxes from floor level to counter tops, unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to lift materials up to 20 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift 25 lbs. boxes from floor level to a maximum height of 72". (Infrequent) Ability to lift 40 lbs. centrifuge rotors, from floor level to a height of 40 inches, then down 20 inches into centrifuge drum. (Infrequent) Ability to push/pull file boxes from one location to another at floor level, unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to maneuver heavy equipment on bench tops (Frequent) Ability to reach, stretch, bend, while moving items/materials from both sitting and standing positions. (Frequent) Ability to conduct a variety of hand pipefitting operations. (Continuous) Ability to maintain 20/40 vision in both eyes, corrected. (Continuous) Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous) Ability to hear and recognize various alarms emitting from work area systems. (Continuous) Ability to work in a darkroom for processing film, etc. (Continuous) Ability to qualify for the use of cartridge respirators. (Continuous) Ability to work in dusty areas. (Infrequent) May require working with animals of various sizes.

 

Additional Physical Requirements Preferred- (DLAR Specific):

                Must be able to lift 50 lbs above waist routinely.

                Must be able to work with animals.

                May be exposed to animal allergens.

                May be exposed to zoonotic diseases.

                Must be able to work in dusty environments.

                May have to work in wet areas.

                Must be able to properly wear DLAR issued PPE.

                Must be able to work in reverse light cycle rooms.

                May have to work in confined spaces.

                Must be able to understand safety requirements for autoclave, rack washer and tunnel washer

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The University of Georgia  

University of Georgia Laboratory Animal Residency program is accepting applications

The University Research Animal Resources (URAR) program at the University of Georgia (UGA) is looking for a Laboratory Animal Resident to join our ACLAM-approved residency program in July 2018.  Our goal is to provide residents with a well-rounded experience that will prepare them to both pass the ACLAM Certification Examination and to succeed in their future practice of laboratory animal medicine.  UGA's AAALAC accredited laboratory animal program is diverse and the Animal Resources program supports traditional biomedical as well as agriculture research with over 17 different species encompassing not only traditional laboratory animals, but also companion animals and hoof stock.  Residents would work in a variety of facility settings including state of the art rodent vivaria, mixed-species vivaria, a hoof-stock research facility, traditional barns, farms, and infectious disease facilities (ABSL2, ABSL3 and BSL3-Ag).  In addition, residents would be provided with the opportunity to work in our Nonhuman Primate Core facility and gain experience with Gnotobiotic animals.  The UGA College of Veterinary Medicine has a large Department of Pathology, and residents will work with their faculty to gain a better understanding of laboratory animal pathology.  In addition, they will work with the section head of microbiology/molecular biology for the Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory to learn about diagnostic testing specific to a laboratory animal setting.

Residents will participate in all aspects of the animal care and use program including disease prevention, health surveillance, and clinical care of the animals.  In consultation with the veterinary staff and researchers, they will develop diagnostic and treatment plans.  Residents will participate in the evening and weekend on-call rotation.  In addition, residents will assist with assuring proper compliance with mandatory government and institutional regulations, participate on the IACUC, and provide instruction in the care and use of laboratory animals to researchers and staff.   Residents will also be provided with time to work on a hypothesis-driven research project with the goal of producing a first-author peer-reviewed journal article.  If interested, a Master's Degree may be pursued.  The Residency program is 2 years (24 months) in duration.

The Laboratory Animal Residency faculty is comprised of four full time ACLAM Diplomates.  In addition, residents collaborate and learn from UGA veterinary pathologists and microbiologists, as well as from other local Laboratory Animal Veterinarians.  Only 1 hour from Atlanta, UGA residents interact with Laboratory Animal Residents and faculty at other programs including Emory University, Yerkes National Primate Resource Center, and the CDC.

Qualified candidates will have graduated from an AVMA-accredited veterinary school and passed the NAVLE, or have graduated from a non-AVMA-accredited institution and completed the requirements for the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG).  Candidates must be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in at least one US state before joining the program.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, three references and recent curriculum vitae to Ms. Jennifer Scott at fer360@uga.edumailto:fer360@uga.edu.

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