Veterinary Technologist 1

Veterinary Technologist 1 

Job Number: 1801328 

Faculty / Division: Faculty of Medicine 

Department: Division of Comparative Medicine 

Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)   


General Description of Class:


This is the first level of technologist under direct supervision to perform laboratory animal care according to the standards set by the University, the Canadian Council on Animal Care and the Ontario Animals for Research Act.


Typical Duties:


The following illustrative tasks indicate the level of skill required, and the extent of responsibility involved in this job.  They in no way limit the incumbent to the tasks indicated.  
a) performs animal management and animal health checks; gathers appropriate samples for diagnostic purposes e.g. blood, urine, feces, swabs

b) operates and works with specialized containment equipment such as biological safety cabinets, laminar flow racks, ventilated racks and autoclaves

c) performs routine laboratory health surveillance e.g. pinworm check, fecal examination, blood sampling

d) implements disease control requirements including treatment, signage, protective clothing as advised by veterinary or managerial staff

e) may perform the duties of a Laboratory Animal Technician III and

f) other related duties as required.


Minimum Requirements:


Education: Completion of a recognized Veterinary Technology Diploma program and/or is a Registered Laboratory Animal Technician with the Canadian Association for Laboratory Animal Science 
Experience: One year of related experience or in the Employer's judgment has the equivalent in required skills 
Other: Physically capable of performing the required duties with no history of animal related allergies.  Must be willing to participate in the University Health and Safety Program which includes the requirement to undergo an immunization program depending on the work environment.  Ability to communicate effectively in English (oral and written).  May be required to be in possession of a Provincial Class "G" Drivers license.

Travel: None 
Notes: There are three (3) vacancies for this opportunity.
Employee Group: CUPE Local 3261 
Appointment Type: Budget - Continuing 

Schedule: Full-time 

 Hours of Work: 37.5 hrs/week  
 Hourly Rate: Probationary Rate: $22.83/hr -- Job Rate: $25.36/hr 

Job Field: Technical (CUPE3261) 

Classification: Veterinary Technologist I 

Job Posting: Apr 9, 2018 

Job Closing: Apr 20, 2018, 11:59:00 PM

Company Name: University of Toronto - Faculty of Medicine
Active from 4/11/2018 to 4/20/2018

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