REQUIRED: Animal handling experience; self-motivation; strong time management, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; and proficiency with Microsoft Office.
PREFERRED: undergraduate degree in animal science, biology, or related field; experience with anesthesia administration and pre- and post-operative animal care; and AALAS certification preferred. Training will be provided. Job #18214-5
Weekend work will be required.
VETERINARY TECHNICIAN, Division of Comparative Medicine (DCM), to provide clinical veterinary support for animals (primarily mice) housed at MIT and perform colony management and technical services. Specific duties include completing daily clinical rounds; assessing and monitoring the health of laboratory animals and reporting necessary information to supervisors, the clinical veterinarian, and the researchers; completing food/water regulation and post-surgery safe-guard monitoring; providing colony management services such as birth dating pups, weaning, ear tagging, tailing, skin biopsy for genotyping, set up breeding pairs, and recordkeeping; providing technical services upon request, including injections (subcutaneous, intraperitoneal, and intravenous) and blood collection (cardiocentesis, submandibular, and intravenous); and collecting samples for routine sentinel testing.
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology