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Thomas Jefferson University - Laboratory Animal Veterinary Technician/Assistant -Research Services


  • Jefferson Health - Thomas Jefferson University
  • 12/28/21
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • 19107
  • Full-Time
We are a primary rodent facility (mice and rats) with some USDA covered species. We are looking for a self-motivated, detailed oriented person to join our team. This person would be involved in animal care and technical procedures under the direction and supervision of a veterinarian. Strong large animal anesthesia skills preferred.

Job is five days per week: Monday Friday. However, must be available to work a schedule that includes an occasional weekend.

Duties Include:
Training research staff on techniques required to work with various species. This includes handling, injection techniques, bleeding techniques, anesthesia, euthanasia, and basic surgical techniques.
Ability to communicate effectively, courteously, and professionally with a variety of individuals.
Assist research staff with techniques needed to be performed on their research project as directed.
Collection of samples from sentinel rodents.
Monitors status of experimental animals. Conduct weekly rounds in all animal housing areas. Responsible for responding to heath reports and contacting investigators.
Maintain animal health records, controlled substance logs, and environmental enrichment reports. Attention to detail required.
Ordering supplies.
Maintain and ensure equipment is up to date and in good working condition; such as rodent anesthesia and euthanasia carts. Report repair needs.
Assist in animal transport between facilities.
Ensures that proper procedures are observed including the humane handling, care and euthanasia of experimental animals.
Administer medical treatment to rodent and non-rodent species.
Prepping, monitoring, maintaining anesthesia, and recovery for non-rodent species.
X-ray processing for non-rodent species.
Maintain departmental procedures and protocols regarding humane care and treatment of animals.
Attends and participates in training programs as assigned.
Computer literacy with proficient use of programs including Microsoft Office programs, email, Internet, and database management software to efficiently accomplish work.
Performs duties as assigned.
Maintain communication with veterinarians about animal care and treatment.

Education/Training Requirements: Associates or Bachelors degree in animal science or biology

Certificates, Licenses and Registration: AALAS or AHT certification preferred

Experience Requirements: Prior experience working as a technician/assistant in an animal research facility preferred.

Condition of Employment: Covid Vaccination is a requirement for employment at Jefferson for employees working at Jeffersons clinical entities or at the University. If you are not currently vaccinated you will be required to receive the vaccination prior to hire date if you are offered employment, unless you request and receive an approved medical or religious exemption from Jefferson.

Jefferson Health delivers state of the art healthcare services to patients throughout the Delaware Valley and southern New Jersey. Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) provides more than 8,400 students from nearly 40 states and 40 countries with 21st century professional education. Combined, we have over 30,000 employees.
Jefferson Health, with 14 hospitals (seven are Magnet designated by the ANCC for nursing excellence) and 40+ outpatient and urgent care locations, offers a broad range of primary and complex, highly specialized care that touches the lives of more than four million patients annually. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Thomas Jefferson University Hospital among the nations best in eight specialties. Jefferson Health also includes the NCI designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center; it is one of only 70 such centers in the nation.
Thomas Jefferson University has ten colleges and three schools that offer more than 160 undergraduate and graduate programs. Our University is dedicated to inter-professional and transdisciplinary approaches to learning that offer a vibrant and expandable platform for professional education. Through this unique model, we are preparing our students for current and yet to be imagined careers.
As an employer, Jefferson maintains a commitment to provide equal access to employment. Jefferson values diversity and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ individuals, disabled individuals, and veterans.

Applicants are requested to submit an on-line application: https://hr.jefferson.edu/careers.html Job ID # 9252772

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