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Technician, Veterinary Anesthesia Senior
Job Description Summary
The Gene Therapy Program (GTP) is 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.
The laboratory of Dr. Jim Wilson, at GTP of the University of Pennsylvania, has been a leader in the development of innovative vector technology for close to three decades. We have emerged as the âœgo-toâ organization for public and private partners, who want to participate in the gene therapy space. Currently, we are positioned to lead another round of vector innovation and establish pre-clinical and clinical proof-of-concept in therapeutic applications of in-vivo genome editing.
Continuation of all GTP positions is contingent upon grant funding.
Our Program for Comparative Medicine is looking for Veterinarian Technician (VT) for our large animal research team to ensure the humane care and treatment of laboratory animals.
As a VT you will support GTP's Veterinarian for large animals 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 veterinary directed treatments. You will help to maintain an inventory of veterinary supplies and equipment including controlled drugs. Also you will ensure all animal activities are in compliance with USDA, OLAW, GLP and AAALAC regulations/guidelines. You will assist with monthly billing of all clinical and experimental procedures.Â
Employees in this position will participate in an 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 independently perform duties as described.Â
- Associates Degree in Animal or Life Science with 2 to 3 years of experience required. - Veterinarian Technician certification preferred but not required. - Must have experience animal handling and be dedicated the humane care of lab animals.Â - Strongly prefer experience working in a regulated environment.Â - Strong attention to detail and accurate record keeping a must!Â - Must be able to work rotating weekends and holidays. Â
Job Location - City, State
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Perelman School of Medicine
$20.00 - $36.00
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Internal Number: JR00016192
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