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Veterinary Technologist 2

Job Number

: 1803190 
Faculty / Division: University of Toronto Mississauga 


: UTM: Office of Vice-Principal - Research 


: Mississauga   

General Description of Class:


Under general direction performs laboratory animal care and the maintenance of appropriate research conditions, performs specialized technical services for investigators.


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 special husbandry needs required for animal experiments and disease control such as managing valuable colonies of transgenic mice, gene knockout and immunodeficient mice; responsible for establishing rodent breeding colonies, maintaining records, providing technical support involving identification, sampling for DNA analysis, anaesthesia, injections and blood sampling

b) recognizes and implements appropriate housing for specialized colonies

c) maintains specialized containment equipment such as biological safety cabinets and ventilated racks

d) responsible for all quarantine procedures for incoming mice

e) instructs in species specific teaching modules

f) implements strategies for problem breeding colonies

g) trains research personnel in technical and husbandry related areas to ensure the highest standards of animal care are met

h) may perform the duties of an Animal Laboratory Technologist I and

i) 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: Two years of related experience with a minimum of one year as an Animal Laboratory Technologist I or in the employers 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 work independently and communicate effectively in English (oral and written).  May be required to be in possession of Provincial Class "G" Drivers license.

Travel: None 
Notes: Shift Details:  Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with rotation weekends and holidays. 
Employee Group: CUPE Local 3261 
Appointment Type: Budget - Continuing 


: Full-time 
 Hours of Work: 37.5 hrs/week  
 Shift Details: See Notes  
 Hourly Rate: Probationary Rate: $25.16/hr -- Job Rate: $27.97/hr 


: Veronica Brown 

Job Field

: Technical (CUPE3261) 
Classification: Veterinary Technologist II 

Job Posting

: Jul 4, 2018 

Job Closing

: Jul 13, 2018, 11:59:00 PM

Company Name: University of Toronto Mississauga
Active from 7/10/2018

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