Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Vet Technician, Specialist in New York, New York
Vet Technician, Specialist
Job Posting Number: 21291
July 12, 2018
At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.
For the 28th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2018, as well as one of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work for 2018. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.
The Research Animal Resource Center (RARC) provides staff and facilities to effect the humane care and use of animals used in research and teaching at MSKCC. It’s goal is to provide the highest-quality care to the animals in their charge in order to enhance the research conducted using animal models at Memorial Sloan Kettering. Our Vet Technician, Specialist performs surgical procedures and other specialized experimental manipulations for investigative staff and provides training in these techniques to investigative staff and RARC personnel.
Follow departmental SOP’s as well as institutional, local, state, and federal regulations and AAALAC standards, performs surgical procedures and specialized experimental manipulations at the request of investigators or RARC veterinarians. Specific procedures are to be performed primarily in small animal species (e.g. mouse, rat, guinea pig)
Perform routine operation in EnCCoMPass Census, and Protocol applications and is able to provide assistance to investigators regarding these applications when necessary.
Assist RARC veterinarians and investigators with the development of surgical procedures and experimental models to accommodate protocols at MSKCC and
Perform rounds and monitors animals to assess their health and well-being. Independently evaluates and assesses common disease conditions and reports problems as appropriate Contacts investigators regarding health and welfare issues via EnCCoMPass Health, email and/or telephone. Is fully proficient in the use of EnCCoMPass
Manage research projects at the request of investigators or RARC veterinarians.
Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Science, Veterinary Technology, Animal Health Science, or Life and/or Natural Sciences with 4-7 years of experience in laboratory animal medicine and science
AALAS certification at the Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG) level or Academy of Surgical Research (ASR)
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