Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home of three Nobel laureates, is an independent, nonprofit research institution dedicated to the development and advancement of biomedical research to eliminate cancer and other potentially fatal diseases. Recognized internationally for its pioneering work in bone-marrow transplantation, the Center's five scientific divisions collaborate to form a unique environment for conducting basic and applied science. The Hutchinson Center, in collaboration with its clinical and research partners, the University of Washington and Seattle Children's, is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Pacific Northwest. Join us and make a difference!
The Vetrinary Technician II (VTII) is responsible for performing routine husbandry, housekeeping, and skilled veterinary technical duties necessary for adequate care and support 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 AHR 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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