Necropsy Technician

Job Summary

  • Perform necropsy of small and large animals
  • Perform administration of experimental compounds as appropriate for laboratory animal species as needed
  • Conduct clinical observations of laboratory animal species for data collection purposes during experimental studies
  • Perform blood sample collections from various sites as appropriate for species
  • Identify proper storage conditions for samples collected and submit to laboratories as requested
  • Perform euthanasia, necropsy, and tissue trimming
  • Perform decalcification, tissue processor loading and tissue embedding as needed
  • Perform other research manipulations as identified
  • Attend training sessions at training core to meet proficiency standards
  • Record collected data into forms or spreadsheets; assist in data analysis as applicable
  • Facilitate coordination of research services in conjunction with animal care
  • Record services into recharge forms
  • Maintain chemical inventory and manifest of hazardous chemicals
  • Attend services meetings with PI’s, laboratory staff, and participate in lab meetings
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • DEC in Animal Health, or Medical laboratory diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in Science with previous research laboratory experience that included animal handling or tissue handling
  • Ability to function independently as well as a team member in a team setting
  • This position requires considerable use of arms and legs and activities such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping and handling of materials which at times weigh as much as 50 lbs or more.
  • Must be able to push and pull equipment weighing up to 300 pounds
  • Must be able to perform in an environment with exposure to animals, animal dander, animal byproducts and bedding materials for prolonged periods of time

Desired Qualifications

  • Previous necropsy and tissue handling experience IS AN ASSET
  • Degree in Veterinary Technology or Certification in Histotechnology IS AN ASSET

Start: ASAP


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