Come join the Priority One team at the new ZMBBI Vivarium located at Columbia University, New York, NY.
Summary Under the direction of the Facility Veterinarian at Columbia University, the Veterinary Technician shall have demonstrated knowledge and skill in handling large animals, especially Non-Human Primates (NHPs) and rodents. They shall be able to recognize the appearance of abnormal health conditions and be able to provide routine veterinary care.
Routine animal health surveillance and assessment;
Routine veterinary care and medical treatments as prescribed by a Veterinarian;
Diagnostic support to include sample collection and preparation (e.g., blood, serum, tissue, etc.), fecal samples, blood gases, hematology, blood chemistry, urinalysis, radiology, and dental prophylaxis;
Anesthesia support to include induction, maintenance, and recovery of animals;
Surgical support to include instrument preparation and sterilization, animal preparation, sterile and nonsterile scrub assistance for the support of aseptic surgeries;
Routine preventive maintenance of all surgical support equipment (e.g., intensive care units, anesthesia machines, etc.);
Routine injections and blood collection;
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High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED).
Must have at least 2 to 4 years of experience working with NHPs and rodents species of animals in a laboratory environment or in a professional environment.
Must be Licensed or certified Veterinary Technician
Literate in written and spoken English.
Good interpersonal skills.
Ability to cooperate with co-workers and function productively with others in accomplishing assigned tasks.
Ability to function in a customer-client atmosphere, i.e., assists the company in providing positive responses to customer needs and delivery of quality services to the customer.
Ability to follow through on instructions.
About Priority One Services
Priority One Services is dedicated to the advancement of the Life Sciences by providing highly trained experienced laboratory animal professionals supporting the missions of the federal government, academic, and commercial communities. Priority One Services offers competitive salaries and a very good benefits package. This includes health, dental, life insurance, as well as tuition reimbursement and a 401(k) savings plan.