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Vet Technician

Company: Alpha Consulting
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: May 18, 2023

Job Description:

VET TECHNICIAN REDWOOD CITY, CA On site role. Required Skills:

  • Must have a minimum of 1-2 years of relevant experience in laboratory animal science.
  • Have basic knowledge of the species housed on site, rodent breeding, and basic technical skills (dosing, blood collections, etc.).
  • Have demonstrated ability to understand and follow SOPs and to perform tasks with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Have demonstrated ability to follow directions, communicate effectively, and work well in a team environment.
  • Have demonstrated the physical stamina and dexterity needed to handle laboratory animals, including species that may be difficult to work with, and the use of personal protective equipment.
  • Proficient in using email, basic Microsoft office applications and department assigned mobile computer devices. Project Description:
    • The Veterinary Sciences (VS) department located in Redwood City, CA is seeking a Veterinary Sciences Technician to join a dynamic, fast-paced team.
    • The successful candidate will experience a culture that believes in making the animal care and use program a model for the industry and is focused on providing employees with career development opportunities across many aspects of Research and Development.
      • Performs routine and some non-routine work required for the care of laboratory animals. Assist in providing health care for laboratory animals and restraint of animals for veterinary staff and research personnel.
      • Provides proper feed and clean caging to laboratory animals and checks drinking water system in assigned areas/rooms daily. Accurately completes room logs, other forms, and records applicable to position on prescribed schedule.
      • Monitors environmental parameters, condition of animal rooms and equipment in rooms, and proper functioning of mechanical systems (e.g., HVAC, lighting, automatic drinking water system) in assigned areas/rooms daily.
      • Operates cage washers, autoclaves, and other equipment as assigned. Performs equipment and facility maintenance tasks.
      • Participates in training and education programs as required.
      • Follows operational procedures in the performance of daily tasks and works cooperatively with others (VS staff and researchers) to achieve individual, department and business goals.
      • Manages and maintains rodent breeding colonies.
      • Under supervision, may assist with writing new or revised procedures.
      • Observes animal behavior and health and reports any concerns to veterinary staff. This 12+ month position starts ASAP. Please E-MAIL your resume (attachment to email) with rate and availability to Jacqueline: ALPHA'S REQUIREMENT MUST BE ELIGIBLE TO WORK IN THE U.S. AS AN HOURLY W2 EMPLOYEE

Keywords: Alpha Consulting, Redwood City , Vet Technician, Professions , Redwood City, California

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