DVM Program Lab Support Specialist
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Job no: 518859
Work type: Staff
Senior management: College of Veterinary Medicine
Department: CVM - Academic Affairs
Location: Blacksburg - Main Campus
Categories: Research / Scientific, Veterinary Medicine, Medical Professionals
To support the College of Veterinary Medicine curriculum, which is designed using the Multidiscipline Laboratory (MDL) concept where a central staff provides support and technical assistance for student labs. This position provides primary laboratory coordination and support for the first through third year curriculum that includes surgery and anesthesia.
Considerable knowledge and experience in general laboratory operations and equipment including experience in a veterinary practice. Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT). Previous teaching lab support. Experience and familiarity with veterinary anesthesia machines, veterinary surgical instruments, veterinary procedures and veterinary terminology is required. Basic knowledge in animal handling and restraint. Strong organizational skills and ability to work efficiently with little supervision. Knowledge of computers with emphasis on word processing and simple spreadsheets.
Degree in Biology, Animal Science, Dairy Science, Veterinary Technology or related area.
The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.
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