(Contractual Position to May 1, 2019)

This competition may be used to fill identical positions in this unit within three (3) months of the closing date

The successful applicant will perform technical work in the care and use of a variety of laboratory research species. Duties include providing daily husbandry and technical support including day to day animal health observation, animal handling and restraint, weaning, sample collection, injections, treatments, surgical preparation, pre-, peri-, and post-operative care; assisting with research procedures as needed; administering therapeutic medications; performing individual animal identification techniques; participating in training workshops on animal procedures and equipment use; procedure, supply and surgery room preparation, surgical assistance and maintenance duties; and performing other related duties as required.  Weekend and holiday work is required on a rotational basis.

Experience (2+ years) in the care of animals in a veterinary clinic or a CCAC approved laboratory animal science facility; graduation from an accredited post-secondary institution with a diploma from an animal health or veterinary technology program, CALAS certification at RLAT level, or ability to achieve this status within 2 years after hire. Knowledge of animal care, handling, restraint, breeding, behavior and performing common technical procedures in laboratory animal species is required.  Ability to work with small animals, farm animals and aquatics and associated housing environments. Ability to lift up to 40 pounds, and ergonomically perform physical activities with good manual dexterity and vision is required.  Experience working with MS Office for word processing, data entry and email communication is required.  Experience working in a surgical environment would be considered an asset. Effective interpersonal and communication skills are also required.

SALARY                                   $37,353 - $52,383 per annum (CUPE Local 1615)
CLOSING DATE                        April 21, 2017
COMPETITION NO.                   ACS-17-02

To apply for this position, please click the APPLY ONLINE button at the bottom of this page.  Applications must be received by 5:00 pm NST on the competition closing date.   You may drop off a paper application to the Department of Human Resources, 4th floor, Arts & Administration Building, Elizabeth Avenue, St. John's; or fax your resume to (709) 864-2700.  Call us at (709) 864-2434 for assistance.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Memorial University is strongly committed to employment equity and especially welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, members of sexual minorities and persons with disabilities.

Please be advised that we are unable to provide updates on current competitions.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Company Name: Memorial University of Newfoundland
Active from 4/12/2017

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