• Veterinary Technician II

    Job ID
    11383
    Type
    Regular Per-Diem
    Company
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Location
    US-WA-Seattle
    Category
    Clinical Research Support Services
  • Overview

    Cures Start Here. 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 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. Careers Start Here.

    Responsibilities

    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.  The VTII may be expected to assist with animal care and husbandry duties in the CM small animal facility.

    Qualifications

    • 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.

    CLASSIFICATION

     

    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.

     

    We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

    Our Commitment to Diversity

    We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and VEVRAA Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at escmail@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.

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