Veterinary Technician – 002SM

Job Purpose:

The purpose of this position is to assist the clinical veterinarians in day-to-day health assessments and care, medical and surgical interventions, nursing care, and the maintenance of appropriate medical records for Comparative Medicine.

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

– Perform daily health checks on rodents and large animal species.

– Assist in medical treatments and record keeping.

– Assist in veterinary procedures.

– Maintenance of inventory/ medical records/ import and export of animals.

– Operate pharmacy.

– Directly teach and assist in the hands-on training programs for animal users.

– Provide support for animal research and workshops.

– Provide critical support for large animal research and imaging. In some cases they conduct the actual surgical research procedures.

– Operate the C-arm/ Fluoroscopy/ X-ray equipment, and cardiac bypass equipment.

 

Qualifications:

– Diploma in Biotechnology or equivalent discipline

– AAALAS certified and holder of Class 3 driving license preferred

– Experience in an academic laboratory animal research program preferred

– Good interpersonal and communication skills

– Experience working with rodents, rabbits, pigs and aquatics preferred

– A good team player

– Able to lift up to 15kg

– Basic knowledge of MS outlook, Excel and Word

 

Job:

Contingent, Contract type

 

Primary Location:

Kent Ridge

 

Organization:

Comparative Medicine

 

Job Posting:

30/03/2016, 9:59:03 AM

 

Applicants should submit the following documents to Mr. James Low (laclowj@nus.edu.sg)

1. Cover letter outlining their special interest in the position, overall related qualifications, experience and career goals

2. Curriculum Vitae (CV)

3. The names / addresses of (3) professional references

Clinical Veterinarian, Comparative Medicine, NUS

Job Purpose:

Provides 365 days clinical medicine for research and teaching animals at all NUS facilities; hands-on training for all animal handlers and users; review of a protocol submissions, amendments and annual reports submitted to the IACUC; participate in IACUC inspections as requested; participate in regulatory inspection by AVA; participate in AAALAC accreditation process and inspection; routine rounds of all facilities where animals are housed or used; preventative medicine and clinical care for species housed at NUS (rodents, rabbits, pigs, non-human primates, fish, amphibians, reptiles); development of standard operating procedures for veterinary related functions; development of standard operating procedures to assist the researchers in development of protocols; provide support for large animal research – preparation for procedures, anesthesia, surgery, surgical support, post-operative care, imaging support, emergency medicine; sentinel testing programs; animal procurement/ import and export process.

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

-Provide preventative medicine and clinical veterinary care of research and teaching animals housed at NUS.

-Quarterly sentinel testing for the various species of animals; quarantine appropriate the species of animal and source; animal import and export

-Training of research and veterinary technical staff on commonly used veterinary procedures

-Conduct anesthesia, surgical monitoring, surgery, imaging support, emergency medicine and post-operative care for large species including swine and rabbits

-Review of protocol submissions, amendments and annual reports submitted to the IACUC; participate in regulatory inspections (e.g. AVA, AAALAC) as requested

– advise researchers on animal models, procedures, refinements, etc.

– Work closely with the Head of Veterinary Services, CM staff and IACUC to ensure that animal care and use protocols are followed, research and holding facilities are in regulatory compliance, and standard operating procedures are

developed and appropriately utilized.

– Special Work Schedule Requirements: After hours work required. On-call coverage and duties for weekends and holidays will be required on a rotational basis.

 

Qualifications

Basic Requirements:

D.V.M. with minimum 2 years experience in veterinary clinical practice of medicine and surgery, or in the field of laboratory animal medicine

Knowledge of academic animal research facilities and equipment expected

Applicants must possess effective interpersonal skills with good written, verbal, and organizational skills. Ideally, the candidate should be proficient in the use of computer software applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel and various database systems

Candidates should demonstrate an ability to train, motivate, and supervise both laboratory animal technicians, as well as research staff

Good knowledge of the NACLAR guidelines, PHS policy, Guide to the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, and other applicable regulations and guidelines governing laboratory animal care and use

 

Preferred Qualifications:

AVA (Agri-Veterinary Authority of Singapore) licensed veterinarian

Experience with  a wide range of animal species – rodents, rabbits, NHPs swine and aquatic animals

ACLAM diplomat or equivalent is an asset

 

Applicants should submit the following documents to Dr. Michele Bailey (michelebailey@nus.edu.sg) .

1. Cover letter outlining their special interest in the position, overall related qualifications, experience and career goals.

2. Curriculum Vitae (CV)

3. The names / addresses of (3) professional references.