Rockefeller University Veterinary Technician II in New York, New York
Job Title Veterinary Technician II
Laboratory / Department Comparative Bioscience Center
The Comparative Bioscience Center provides a comprehensive program of animal care in support of the University's in vivo research. The goal of our staff is to provide investigators with the highest level of research support at the lowest cost while ensuring the welfare of the animals used in the research. The center is fully accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC).
The Veterinary Technician II will be responsible for daily vivarium room rounds, regular communication with scientists, veterinarians, and animal husbandry staff regarding daily care, administering treatments prescribed by clinical veterinarians, monitoring cases, documentation of all health assessments, and follow-up care. Must participate in training initiatives for both investigative and husbandry staff, in-depth anesthesia monitoring for both large and small animal species, and active participation in quarterly sentinel health screenings. Various other responsibilities may also be assigned and can vary based upon personal interests, vivarium room round assignments, or departmental needs. #INDRES21
LVT with A.A.S. or higher in Veterinary Technology required. A minimum of one year of experience working in a research facility. Excellent attention to detail, communication (written and verbal) skills, required. Strong anesthesia monitoring and anesthesia protocols skills, required. Must be flexible and able to adapt to a dynamic work environment and work successfully as part of a team while working with a broad variety of species. Must be able to follow established standard operating protocols, communicate concisely and effectively, with the ability to work independently and proactively. Must possess excellent computer skills, working knowledge of Microsoft suite (Excel, Word, and Outlook), preferred. Must be experienced working in a fast-paced, emergency/referral practice or veterinary teaching hospital, as well as multimodal anesthesia experience, necessary. Certification at the Laboratory Animal Technologist (AALAS) level is a plus.
Must be able to tolerate a significant amount of standing, bending, and walking. Must not be allergic to animals, latex, waste products, or bedding. Must be able to lift 50 pounds. This job requires that employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Rockefeller University provides reasonable accommodations where legally required including accommodations for medical conditions and sincerely held religious beliefs.
The Rockefeller University is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans