GENERAL SUMMARY / OVERVIEW The Senior Veterinary Technologist provides the same health surveillance, compliance, training and research support services as a Veterinary Technologist, with minimal direction by a manager. Additional responsibilities include training of veterinary technologists new to their role, maintenance of schedules for services requested of veterinary team, maintenance of veterinary team training records and representation of CCM Veterinary Services department in various Continuous Improvement and departmental business initiatives. The Senior Veterinary Technologist works in a team environment following Lean Management principles and participates in continuous improvement projects. This position involves daily exposure to laboratory animals, their waste products, and possibly chemical agents, radioactive isotopes and ABSL2 hazards. Alternate work shift or after hours, rotating weekend and holiday work may be required.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The Following Duties are performed daily with minimal supervision:
Able to perform all duties and responsibilities of a Veterinary Technologist (Please reference Veterinary Technologist job description for detailed descriptions of each topic).
Animal Health Assessment
Research Protocol familiarity
Research Support Services
Colony Health Monitoring
Lean Management Practices
Ordering and receiving facility supplies, monitoring material replenishment systems
Assist in the creation, validation and maintenance of visual controls and SOPs
Comply with CCM and BWH policies and SOPs
Work holiday and weekends as assigned, and after hours, as needed
Assist Veterinarians and managers with training new CCM Veterinary Technologist hires.
Responsible for Veterinary Services participation in any support services for which CCM has been contracted
Create and coordinate schedules for the Veterinary team’s participation in such projects
Lead the veterinary technician team in cross-functional efforts to provide support for all aspects of veterinary services.
Champion and participate in Process Improvement Initiatives and Teams within the department.
Other duties as assigned
QUALIFICATIONS • Associate Degree or higher in Veterinary Technology, Animal Science or a related field. • LATg or CVT. • Minimum of 3 years of experience as laboratory animal veterinary technologist level or equivalent experience.
SKILLS / ABILITIES / COMPETENCIES REQUIRED • Ability to function in a team-oriented environment, with individuals from diverse backgrounds who have varying degrees of scientific and veterinary knowledge or skills. • Proficient in verbal and written English and Mathematics pertinent to the duties of this position and situations encountered in the animal facility. • Ability to lift and move 50 lbs on a regular basis • Long periods of standing • Has a customer-focused attitude and enjoys working with similarly dedicated persons in a team fashion within a high-energy research environment. • Basic computer skills including email and Microsoft Outlook.
WORKING CONDITIONS The animal facility has a variety of environmental conditions. Specifically, employees may be exposed to noise, dust, chemicals, extreme heat, and animal waste products. The duration of exposure to any of the above is dependent on the assigned duties. Some aspects of this position may expose the incumbent to potentially fatal zoonotic diseases. Appropriate protective clothing and equipment may be required and will be provided, accompanied by appropriate training and medical clearance. This position may also expose the employee to animals treated with chemical hazards, radioactive dyes and other induced conditions as part of approved protocols. Employees are expected to conduct all work in a safe manner that includes maintaining knowledge of animal handling techniques consistent with the condition of the animal, protocol, regulations and department policy, including radioactive treatments and bodily fluids.
Position Title: Animal Care Attendant (PED 00008, DD0030, Level 0030) Hiring Unit: Comparative Medicine and Animal Resources Centre Hours: 35 hrs/week (may include weekend and holiday work) Shifts are available 7 am to 4 pm Hourly Wage: $19.46- $26.83 Position Type: Full-Time Date of Posting: April 18, 2019 Deadline to Apply: April 30, 2019 Job Summary Under the direction of the immediate supervisor, carries out duties related to the maintenance, feeding and care of animals according to an established schedule. Assists with tasks related to breeding and sacrifice. Education/Experience High School Leaving Six (6) months related experience Primary Responsibilities 1. Distributes food to animals in established quantities in accordance with a schedule. 2. Cleans and disinfects pens and cages; washes drinking and feeding troughs and other accessories. 3. Immediately informs supervisor of any apparent changes in the animals' state of health; takes temperatures as necessary. 4. Receives, stores and delivers food and accessories necessary to the maintenance of animals. As necessary, verifies animals which have been ordered and transports them to the appropriate locations. 5. Performs minor work relating to the construction or repair of cages and feeding troughs, etc. 6. Takes inventory of animals. Assists in the inventory of supplies and equipment. Other Qualifying Skills & Abilities Demonstrated knowledge of animal husbandry and animal health care. Demonstrated ability to lift and carry items weighing approximately 50 lbs. Demonstrated ability to prioritize and meet deadlines. Excellent attention to detail. Knowledge of sanitization procedures. Demonstrated ability to maintain accurate manual records. Demonstrated ability to clearly transmit and receive information. Ability to work alone as well as part of a team. English (spoken and written). French (spoken preferred). You will gain extensive experience working in a team setting. There will be opportunities to problem solve and present ideas for continuous improvement. You will naturally develop your communication skills dealing with colleagues and research clients. HOW TO APPLY Please submit your cover letter and CV to: email@example.com McGill University is committed to equity in employment and diversity. It welcomes applications from indigenous peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to further diversification. Titre du poste: Préposé aux animaux (PED 00008, DD0030, niveau 0030) Département: Comparative Medicine and Animal Resources Centre Horaire: 35 h par semaine (peut inclure des weekends et des jours fériés) Quarts de travail disponibles entre 7 :00 et 16 :00. Hourly Wage: $19.46- $26.83 Type de poste Temps plein Date de l’affichage 18 avril 2019 Date limite d’application 30 avril 2019 Sommaire du poste: Sous la direction du supérieur immédiat, exécuter les tâches relatives à l’entretien, à l’alimentation et aux soins des animaux, selon un horaire établi. Collaborer aux fonctions liées à la reproduction et à l’euthanasie. Formation et expérience: Diplôme d'études secondaires Six (6) mois d'expérience Responsabilités et tâches principals: 1. Distribuer la nourriture aux animaux selon les quantités déterminées en respectant un horaire. 2. Nettoyer et désinfecter les cases et les cages ainsi que laver les abreuvoirs et les auges et d’autres accessoires. 3. Informer immédiatement le superviseur de tout changement apparent dans la santé des animaux; prendre leur température au besoin. 4. Recevoir, ranger et distribuer la nourriture et les accessoires nécessaires à l’entretien des animaux. Vérifier, au besoin, les animaux qui ont été commandés et les transporter aux endroits appropriés. 5. Faire l’inventaire des animaux. Participer à l’inventaire des fournitures et du matériel. 6. Effectuer des réparations mineures du matériel et des instruments sous sa responsabilité, et veiller à leur entretien. Assurer la propreté de l’espace de travail. Autres compétences et/ou aptitudes: Connaissance évidente de l’élevage et des soins de santé des animaux. Capacité manifeste de soulever et de transporter des charges d’environ 50 lb. Expérience du travail avec de nombreuses espèces. Capacité manifeste de gérer les priorités, de travailler efficacement et en collaboration dans un horaire serré. Grand souci du détail. Connaissance des procédures de désinfection. Capacité manifeste pour la tenue de dossiers manuels précis. Aptitude reconnue à communiquer clairement et à bien comprendre l’information reçue. Capacité de travailler seul ou en équipe. Anglais, parlé et écrit. Français (parlé). Possibilité de travailler les week-ends et les jours fériés. Des tests seront effectués. Vous acquérez des compétences étendues en travail d’équipe. Vous aurez des opportunités de résoudre des problèmes et de présenter des idées pour l’amélioration continuelle de notre service. Vous développerez vos capacités de communication en interagissant avec vos collègues et notre clientèle de chercheurs. Comment poser sa candidature: Veuillez envoyer votre lettre de présentation et votre CV à: M. Subibe Choudhury (firstname.lastname@example.org). L’Université McGill recrute sur la base du mérite et s’est fermement engagée à promouvoir et instaurer l’équité et la diversité au sein de sa communauté. Nous accueillons favorablement les demandes d’emploi des personnes racisées et de minorités visibles, des femmes, des personnes autochtones, des personnes handicapées, des minorités ethniques, des personnes de toute orientation et identité sexuelles, ainsi que toute personne possédant les aptitudes et les connaissances lui permettant de travailler en collaboration avec diverses communautés. ’Université McGill met en oeuvre un programme d’équité en matière d’emploi et invite les membres des
Laboratory Animal Science Program Senior Research Animal Specialist
Brigham and Women’s Hospital Boston, MA, USA
The Center for Comparative Medicine (CCM) at BWH is seeking a LAS Program Senior Research Animal Specialist to join our team.
Brigham and Women’s Hospital is dedicated to serving the needs of our local and global community, providing the highest quality health care to patients and their families, expanding the boundaries of medicine through research and educating the next generation of health care professionals. Brigham and Women's Hospital aspires to transform the future of healthcare, through science, education and compassionate care, locally and globally.
Overview: A Senior Research Animal Specialist provides all the duties of a RAS 1,2 and 3: animal husbandry, facility maintenance and sanitization, animal health and welfare monitoring, research support services, maintenance of facility and animal medical records, ordering/receiving supplies, and ensuring compliance standards are followed within the CCM animal facilities. Additional responsibilities include receiving and processing incoming animals, supporting/leading investigator technical service contract projects, writing, reviewing, and approving SOPs, and acting as a designated trainer for facility staff. All Research Animal Specialists are required to work in a team environment following Lean Management principles and participate in continuous improvement projects. This position involves daily exposure to laboratory animals, their waste products, and possibly chemical agents, radioactive isotopes and ASBL2 hazards. Rotating weekend and holiday work hours are required.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities: The following duties are performed daily with minimal supervision:
Able to perform all duties and responsibilities of Research Animal Specialist 1, 2 and 3 level.
(Please reference RAS 1, 2 and 3 job descriptions for detailed descriptions of each topic)
Performs Facility Cage Wash Operation
Provides Facility Maintenance and Sanitization
Performs Animal Husbandry Tasks
Able to perform husbandry and health monitoring of USDA covered species, updating Individual Animal Records when required.
Performs regular “status checks” of facility staff to assure adequate workload and critical task completion.
Provides Animal Health Monitoring
Performs standard treatments as prescribed by the veterinary staff.
Reports progress of therapies to the team, veterinary staff, and PI staff via health card notifications and email.
Conducts veterinary euthanasia orders as prescribed by the veterinary staff
Evaluate animal health in BL2 areas and report abnormal clinical signs to the manager and veterinary staff per SOP.
Collect and prepare sentinel samples for processing and evaluation.
Meets with Veterinary Services to conduct animal health rounds
Performs Facility Support Functions
Prepare rooms for decontamination by organizing and cleaning the space.
Provides Research Support Services.
Leads research support service projects for investigative staff.
Manager may delegate the Senior RAS to meet with investigative research staff regarding customer service issues, as appropriate.
Provides importation and exportation services.
Receives and processes incoming animals.
Checks in, anchors and barcodes import and transfer cages
Prepares animals for export to other institutions
Collects diagnostic samples as needed
Ensures that animal identification, strain nomenclature and proper transportation equipment (transgel, nutritional supplements, sterilized bedding, escape proof containers, etc.) are used.
Designated Trainer for CCM and investigative staff.
Works with the CCM Training Program to provide training to new and transferred facility staff on facility procedures and SOPs.
Assists in training investigative staff in facility operations and rodent handling procedures
Performs quality assurance rounds and submit findings to Facility Manager.
Assists in creation and evaluation of SOP drafts.
Complies with CCM and BWH policies and standard operating procedures.
Works holiday and weekends as assigned.
Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalency degree required.
A minimum of 3 years of laboratory animal care experience and have been assessed on all basic husbandry SOPs, basic facility operations SOPs, and the basic technical skills SOPs.
Certification by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science at the LATg certification level required.
At least 1 year of laboratory animal care experience as a Research Animal Specialist 3.
Skills / Abilities / Competencies Required:
Proficient in verbal and written English and Mathematics pertinent to the duties of this position and situations encountered in the animal facility.
Ability to learn CCM and Partners computer applications.
Knowledge of basic computer skills including email and Microsoft Outlook
Ability to lift and move 50 lbs. on a regular basis.
Long periods of standing.
Has a customer-focused, positive attitude and enjoys working with similarly dedicated persons in a team fashion within a high-energy research environment.
Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
Ability to problem solve work process within the scope of their job
Ability to learn and use bar code/tablet technology and basic computer skills including email and Microsoft Outlook.
Valid driver’s license if assigned to team with delivery responsibilities.
The animal facility has a variety of environmental conditions.
Specifically, employees may be exposed to noise, dust, chemicals, extreme heat, and animal waste products.
The duration of exposure to any of the above is dependent on the assigned duties. Some aspects of this position may expose the incumbent to potentially fatal zoonotic diseases.
Appropriate protective clothing and equipment may be required and will be provided when required, accompanied by appropriate training.
This position may also expose the employee to animals treated with chemical hazards, radioactive dyes, and other induced conditions as part of approved protocols.
Employees are expected to conduct all work in a safe manner that includes maintaining knowledge of animal handling techniques consistent with the condition of the animal, protocol, regulations and department policy, including radioactive treatments and bodily fluids.
Supervisory Responsibility: No direct reports.
Fiscal Responsibility: Responsible for economical use of resources and time.
Brigham and Women’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) to maintain a hiring process that ensures all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability unrelated to job requirements, genetic information, military service, or other protected status. All employment actions will be conducted in complete accordance with the Equal Employment/Affirmation Action policy for BWH.
Program Manager, Rodent Research Support Services
The Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Comparative Medicine is seeking a Program Manager for Rodent Research Support Services. This position will be responsible for overseeing the CCM rodent research support services program and related projects that support the development and delivery of these research services to include, but not limited to, rodent breeding and production, rodent compound administration, and other rodent biomethodology procedures. As a member of the CCM Leadership Team, this person would also serve on strategic departmental initiatives and employ Lean practices in programmatic process improvements.