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Academy of Surgical Research :: Positions Available

The Academy of Surgical Research welcomes advertisements. Posting fee is $50 per advertisement for current ASR members, $100 per advertisement for non-members. Each posting will be active for 6 months, or until the posted position becomes unavailable, at which time it becomes the responsibility of the advertising company to contact ASR with instructions to remove their ad from the Web site.

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Posted: 5/12/17

Job Title: Senior Translational Research Technician
Company/Organization: Missouri Orthopaedic Institute

Missouri Orthopaedic Institute in Columbia, Missouri, is looking for a TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH TECHNICIAN for our Thompson Laboratory for Regenerative Orthopaedics research team.

Job duties include:
  • Prepare canine anesthesia room(s) and surgical suite(s) for canine research study interventions
  • Perform preoperative canine procedures: catheter placement, administration of preanesthetic drugs, induction/intubation, preparation of surgical site(s)
  • Conduct anesthetic monitoring of dogs
  • Perform postoperative canine procedures: assessments, medications, bandage changes, surgical site care and suture/staple removal
  • Organize the placement and activities of undergraduate students on study days
  • Collect blood and urine, process bio specimens
  • Perform diagnostic imaging procedures
  • Assist with surgical and nonsurgical animal study related procedures
  • Manage and restock drug and surgical supplies for canine research studies
  • Assist in managing and maintaining research records and reports
Salary: $13.27 - $21.35 (hourly)
The position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts.

Interested in submitting an application?
CALL Lori Clark, RN, Associate Director, Program/Project Operations: 573-884-5135
If no answer, please leave a message and include your callback number and email address.

Diversity Commitment
The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.
Posted: 2/17/17

Job Title: Surgical Veterinary Technician
Company/Organization: Charles River

Charles River is seeking a skilled surgical veterinary technician to work at a Charles River client site in Boston's Longwood Medical Area. The veterinary technician will work in the large animal surgical group supporting research protocols, working alongside of members of the Boston Childrens research team.

Job responsibilities will include working closely with the veterinarian to perform daily health assessments of the large animals in the Surgical Services Program and maintain all records associated with the research studies. The veterinary technician will provide treatments as recommended by the veterinarian and perform technical functions as required by research protocols. Duties will include diagnostic testing, administering medications to pre, peri-, and post-operative patients; anesthesia administration and monitoring, including placement of IV catheters, intubation and administration of anesthetic agents; provide surgical support including handling and restraint, blood and tissue sample collection, injections and treatments.

The ideal candidate will have experience working with large animals in a research setting or emergency veterinary clinic and possess a BS in Veterinary Technology or related field plus a minimum of two years experience. CVT/LVT certification is preferred.

For additional information, apply online to www.criver.com careers link job #170339 or email patricia.wilkens@crl.com
Posted: 1/20/17

Job Title: Large Animal Surgical Technician
Company/Organization: Aerotek Scientific

Currently I am recruiting on an Large Animal Surgical Technician for a Prestigious Academic Institution in the Central New Jersey area.

Some responsibilities include:
  • Prepares animals for surgery including anesthetic calculations, sedation and induction, intubation, IV catheter placement, specimen collection and surgical site preparation.
  • Performs necessary lab work such as blood, fecal and urine collection and processing.
  • Prepares and maintains surgical instruments through washing, drying and proper storage. Assembles surgical packs and processes sterile packs via autoclave or gas sterilization.
  • Assists with monitoring animals during different phases or post-operative recovery as needed, including performing temperature, pulse, and respiration, auscultation of the heart and lunchs, assessing pain of animals at incision sites, changing wound dressings and administering medications
Knowledge:
  • BA/BS in Animal Science or related field
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of experience working with non-human primates
If you’d like to speak more about the position, or know someone that would be interested, please call me back at 732-447-1655 or forward along my information and attach your most updated resume. Thank you very much and have a great day.

Amanda Timpano
732-447-1655
atimpano@aerotek.com

LAR Large Animal Surgical Technician Job Description

Summary:

Provides veterinary surgical support to all Laboratory Animal Resources (LAR) Facilities. This position reports directly to the LAR Staff Veterinarian.

The surgical technician performs the following duties, under the supervision and/or direction of LAR veterinarians: animal care for laboratory animals during surgical preparation and surgical procedures, triage and treatment of sick or injured animals, and assists the veterinarian with performance of diagnostic and preventative procedures. Maintains surgical anesthesia records and inventory of LAR operating room (OR) related medical supplies. Provides technical support, including induction, maintenance, and documentation during anesthesia and post operative care for all USDA regulated animals.

Duties:
  • Surgical technicians are considered essential services staff. Essential services staff performs jobs that are necessary and required to maintain basic University operations during scheduled or unscheduled work closures due to emergencies, events or other situations.
  • Prepares animals for surgery including anesthetic calculations, sedation and induction, intubation, IV catheter placement, specimen collections and surgical site preparation.
  • Performs necessary lab work such as blood, fecal and urine collection and processing, etc.
  • Prepared the OR for procedures, including setting up instruments and stocking supplies.
  • Monitors anesthesia and animal vitals during surgical, interim and terminal procedures.
  • Maintain records and performs the appropriate treatment for animals under the direction of the staff veterinarian.
  • Assists in coordinating the operating room schedule, coordinating this schedule between the veterinary staff and researchers.
  • Operates specialized equipment in support of the OR suite – digital x-ray, ventilator, etc.
  • Prepares and maintains surgical instruments through washing, drying and proper storage. Assembles surgical packs and processes sterile packs via autoclave or gas sterilization.
  • Operates, cleans and maintains gas anesthesia machines, autoclave and other surgical equipment routinely utilized.
  • Assists with monitoring animals during different phases or post-operative recovery as needed, including performing temperature, pulse, and respiration, auscultation of the heart and lungs, assessing pain of animals at incision sites, changing wound dressings and administering medications.
  • Monitors mandatory documentation maintained by researchers (e.g., post-operative monitoring) for the attending veterinarian.
  • Responsible for the oversight of the OR suite to make sure all calibrations and maintenance is performed and documented.
  • Schedule regular maintenance of veterinary equipment in the OR suite, to ensure that equipment is functioning properly and to remain in compliance with regulations and guidelines.
  • Maintains a reasonable stock of drugs and supplies used in the appropriate care of laboratory animals.
  • Ensures, that drugs and supplies are not out of date. Assists LAR Management with performing monthly audits of the OR suite.
  • Administers the dispensing and documentation of controlled drugs under the direct supervision of the attending veterinarian and according to state and federal guidelines.
  • Ensures that appropriate safety protocols are followed when hazardous materials are used in connection with research animals.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Staff Veterinarian.
Essential Qualifications:

Required:
  • BA/BS in Animal Science or related field and/or
    -AALAS certification at the Laboratory Animal Technologist Level
    -Minimum 2-3 years experience working with non-human primates in a responsibility described above.
    -Knowledge of research animal physiology, pharmacology, and general animal care required.
    -Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a laboratory animal resources team and ability to share knowledge with other animal care staff, students, and new researchers.
    -Proven ability to work independently and communicate well with different levels within the organization, and work well with a diverse team for a common goal consistent with the mission of the Laboratory Animal Resources Department.
  • Ability to handle assignments and changing priorities as circumstances may dictate.
    -Excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate well person to person as well as email.
    -Ability to use Microsoft Office Applications including Outlook and other software applications used in animal research.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
  • The final candidate will be required to successfully pass a background check.

 
 
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