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At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch's pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation's first and largest cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women's Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network.
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The Veterinary Technician II (VTII) is responsible for performing routine husbandry, housekeeping, and skilled veterinary technical duties necessary for adequate care and support of research animals and facilities. The position performs technical duties of animal care and veterinary support requiring knowledge of contamination, disease processes and biohazard containment. May be assigned to train on and operate specialized equipment and to perform specialized procedures. May be assigned work on or assist on animal manipulation segments of research protocols.
The VTII reports directly to the Veterinary Technician Supervisor and has a primary assignment at one of the canine facilities. The VTII must also be familiar with other canine facilities and will be expected to rotate to the other facilities when requested. The VTII may be expected to assist with animal care and husbandry duties in the Comparative Medicine small animal facility.
- Bachelor's Degree or License Veterinary Technician (LVT) credentials or strong science and animal husbandry background, preferred.
- Minimum 1 -2 years of experience working with animals in a veterinary office.
- Ability to perform animal care and custodial duties independently.
- Ability to perform preventative animal health care and technical duties under the oversight of a VT Lead and the supervision of the VT Supervisor.
- Flexibility in adjusting work schedule to complete needed tasks and or duties for absent technicians.
- Ability to lift and move 50lbs on a regular basis and sustained activities such as: bending, balancing, stooping, reaching and remain standing for long periods of time.
- Maintenance of a valid Washington State Driver's License and good driving record.
The Veterinary Technician II is classified as essential personnel and, as such, is required to work with minimal amount of absences and during all Center closures except in the event of a major disaster when access to animal housing and use facilities is prohibited by governmental emergency personnel.
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