Veterinary Technician

Columbia University – New York, NY

  • Requisition no: 499859
  • Work type: Full Time
  • Location: Medical Center
  • School/Department: Institute of Comparative Medicine
  • Grade: Technical Grade 5
  • Categories: Research (Lab and Non-Lab)
  • Job Type: Support Staff - Union -
  • Bargaining Unit: SSA
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary:
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range:
  • Position Summary

    Provide general technical assistance to the veterinary staff and researchers; provide care for research animals. Position is 35 hours per week. Mandatory weekend/holiday coverage as scheduled on a rotating basis.


    Perform routine health care procedures and conduct daily animal health evaluations. Evaluate animals within assigned area, or as assigned and report abnormal findings to an ICM veterinarian. Provide necessary treatment as directed by the veterinarian. Communicate findings and plan with the responsible researcher and building husbandry supervisor. Document animal health abnormalities, diagnostic plan, diagnosis, treatment plan, and treatments. Provide veterinary technical support to researchers as per the protocol including but not limited to: euthanasia, necropsy, and tissue harvest. Assist in training courses on the safe and humane handling, restraint and manipulation of research animals. Administer the sentinel animal/colony health monitoring program and collect the necessary samples for sentinel testing. Maintain an inventory of technical and medical equipment and supplies, maintain and order supplies, keep records of annual equipment services. Responsible for maintaining the isoflurane machines. Maintain the cleanliness of all prep/procedure rooms and surgical areas; assist with development of standard operating procedures and guidelines; operate and use equipment and supplies according to SOP s to ensure proper bio security and safety. Perform other related duties as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelors or associate degree; Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) or Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT).
  • AALAS certification as an Assistant Laboratory Technician (ALAT)

  • Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

    Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

    Applications open: May 17 2019 Eastern Daylight Time
    Applications close:

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