VETERINARY TECHNICIAN, RODENT

Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 40-27482
Posted Job Title VETERINARY TECHNICIAN, RODENT
School Name Perelman School of Medicine
Org DM-Gene Therapy Program
Posted to the Web 11/30/2017
Posted Job/Salary Grade 025
Employment Type Non-Exempt
Hours 40.00
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule 8am-5pm
Months 12
Position Length Contingent Upon Funding
Position End Date
University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

School/Center Overview

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is the oldest and one of the finest medical schools in the United States. Penn is rich in tradition and heritage and at the same time consistently at the forefront of new developments and innovations in medical education and research. Since its founding in 1765 the School has been a strong presence in the community and prides itself on educating the leaders of tomorrow in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education. http://www.med.upenn.edu/

Duties

The Gene Therapy Program (GTP) and Orphan Disease Center (ODC) are entering a new era of unprecedented opportunity with the great potential to reshape the face of medicine as we know it. Our discoveries have set the stage for successful treatments and possibly even cures for devastating genetic diseases. Our R&D organization has a translational infrastructure that includes: technology discovery, specialized immunology assays operating under GLP, a Vector Core/Manufacturing unit that conducts GMP comparable work, and a large non-clinical program for animal testing under GLP including large NHP and rodent vivaria.

Our Animal Models Core is looking for Veterinarian Technician (VT) for our rodent research team to ensure the humane care and treatment of laboratory animals.

As a VT you will support GTP’s Core Director for rodent program by performing routine and specialized procedures associated with the veterinary care of laboratory animals. You will participate in both scheduled research and nonclinical projects, reviewing research and nonclinical study protocols, performing specialized experimental procedures, and ensuring that samples are delivered to the appropriate person(s) or diagnostic laboratory(ies) for GTP as it pertains to the study protocol. You will triage clinical cases, participates in clinical rounds on active cases under the directive of the clinical research veterinarian, and administers and documents the appropriate clinical therapies to animals undergoing directed veterinary treatments. You will help to maintain an inventory of veterinary supplies and equipment including controlled drugs. Also, you will ensure all animal activities comply with USDA, OLAW, GLP and AAALAC regulations/guidelines. You will assist with the monthly billing of all clinical and experimental procedures.

Employees in this position will participate in occupational safety and health program which requires tuberculin testing and potentially immunization. Weekend work, holiday work and overtime hours are a requirement of this position. May be designated as essential personnel during a storm/natural disaster. Responsibilities must be performed with minimal instruction and persons will be expected to perform duties as described independently.

Position is contingent on continued funding.

Qualifications

Associates Degree in Animal or Life Science with 3 to 5 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, are required
Veterinarian Technician certification preferred but not required
Must have experience animal handling and be dedicated to the humane care of lab animals.
Strongly prefer experience working in a regulated environment
Strong attention to detail and accurate record keeping a must!
Must be able to work rotating weekends and holidays

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements
Quick Link http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/33134

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