Part time Animal Research Technician

Campus/Location:College of Medicine at the Milton S. Hershey Medical CenterDate Announced:11/21/2018Date Closing:open until filledJob Number:84273Work Unit: Penn State College of MedicineDepartment:Comparative MedicineFull/Part Time:Part?Time
The Department of Comparative Medicine seeks a part-time, project-oriented technologist to assist the veterinary and research staff with animal handling, treatments and data acquisition for various research projects. Work may include administering medications via different routes; providing other forms of treatment per the clinical veterinarians' direction, recording animal observations and recording experimental data. Utilize proper sterile techniques in handling medications, catheters, and medical equipment. Recognize changes in the proper function of biomedical equipment, monitor information and take proper action to correct and notify appropriate support personnel as needed. Restrain animals for blood samples, catheter insertion and other tests as needed. Maintain detailed accurate records of animals, data, medications, intake and output daily. Understand and follow verbal and written orders given by the Principal Investigators, Clinical Veterinarians, Research Support Specialist, and Facility Manager/Supervisor. Collect samples from animals and process as required by the project. React properly to and follow in-house procedures for handling alarms and power failures. Requirements: High school diploma and at least 2 years college level coursework. This work requires experience working with larger animals, for example swine, sheep and calves. The work will be scheduled intermittently throughout the day and will require work during the night and weekends.

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