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Animal Technologist – Surgery and Anesthesia
Animal Technician IV - Band D
Center for Animal Resources and Education (CARE)
Are you passionate about quality veterinary care? Enjoy variety in your workday? Be an indispensable individual in a dynamic team, fueling the research and innovation happening at Cornell every day.
CARE provides opportunities to grow and increase your knowledge, while facilitating new discoveries by supporting our animal facilities and the highest standards of animal care.
The Center for Animal Resources and Education (CARE) at Cornell University is a service and a resource to the AAALAC accredited Cornell research and teaching community. CARE provides high quality animal care and veterinary services, and advises and educates researchers, staff, and students on animal experimentation issues while promoting best practices for the responsible use of animals. These actions result in quality science merging with animal welfare.
We have an immediate opening for an Animal Technologist to join our veterinary care department.
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Provide technical and clinical support for the veterinary clinical health care, health monitoring programs, exportation programs and preventative medicine programs for Cornell University’s research and teaching animals.
Advance and support research by providing essential services such as: rodent breeding colony management, surgical anesthesia, and other research project assistance.
Has primary responsibility to assigned facilities for clinical care responses. Can adapt to coverage in any facility and for most species.
Oversees an assigned breeding colony and provides colony management utilizing Softmouse software.
Develops, creates and delivers trainings as a part of the training program.
Trains specialized techniques.
Regularly fills schedule and coverage needs.
Participates in research projects.
Oversees and expands individually run program such as adoption, enrichment, exports, shipping, anesthesia, machine recertifications, tissue exchange.
Serve as a key institutional resource to the Cornell community for complying with multiple regulatory requirements.
Assure university compliance with state and federal standards for animal welfare.
Document animal health and regulatory activities in paper and electronic systems.
Interact with and train individuals of diverse education and skill levels.
Associate’s degree or equivalent experience in veterinary medicine working with multiple species, such as rodents, cats, dogs, cows, pigs, sheep, poultry, horses, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish.
4-6 years of relevant veterinary clinical experience.
Holds AALAS certification such as LATG or obtains within first year.
Confidence with basic mouse handling and procedures.
Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing priorities, schedules and demands; ability to handle multiple tasks and priorities; and ability to work with minimal supervision.
Service oriented, good communication skills, detail oriented, reliable, positive attitude, understanding of how behavior affects others, and proficiency with word processing, email and spreadsheets.
Interest or experience in animal breeding, health monitoring and colony management.
Ability to work weekends/holidays.
Ability and willingness to work with animals exposed to hazardous or zoonotic agents.
Ability to lift 50 lbs.; Good fine motor skills.
Previous experience in laboratory animal medicine.
Associate's Degree in Veterinary Technology and up to 2 years of relevant experience with successful completion of VTNE and eligible for NYS licensure.
Familiarity with the Animal Welfare Act, Public Health Service policy, the Guide for Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, the Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Research and Teaching, and other applicable laws, regulations and guidelines.
What’s in for you in terms of benefits:
We hope you appreciate great benefits! Cornell receives national recognition, as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives.
A career ladder focused on career development and specialty advancement, with financial and mentorship support at every step
3 weeks of paid vacation and generous health and personal days that are accrued.
13 additional holiday days with generous holiday pay if you work on those days.
An award-winning employer provided benefits program
Comprehensive health care options
Access to wellness programs
Employee discounts with local and national retail brands
Generous retirement contributions
Impressive educational benefits include tuition-free Extramural Study and Employee Degree Program, Tuition Aid for external education, and Cornell Children's Tuition Assistance program
Follow this link for more information: https://hr.cornell.edu/summaries-benefits
Flexibility in work schedule
CARE encourages attendance to career related conferences and regional meetings
Visa sponsorship not available for this position.
University Job Title:Animal Tech IV
Pay Rate Type:Hourly
Pay Range:$22.89 - $26.02
Remote Option Availability:Fully Onsite
Contact Name:Cathy Williammee
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