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Oregon Health & Science University Veterinary Research/Health Technician 2 - TR in Beaverton, Oregon

The Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) is located 12 miles west of the OHSU main campus, and sits on 162 acres of land featuring forested areas, research and administration buildings, indoor and outdoor animal housing, a pond, and 2-mile perimeter walking path. Our mission is to improve human health and the quality of life through the support of nonhuman primate research programs that advance our knowledge of the causes, preventions, treatments, and cures of debilitating diseases.

The Vet Research/ Health Technician 2 trainee will provide research support, routine health care and husbandry for laboratory animals maintained at the Oregon National Primate Research Center at Oregon Health & Science University. The primary function of this position is to perform the research support tasks, routine health care, and manual and technical husbandry tasks, which are directly related to the care of laboratory animals. Specific focus in the nursery during infant season. The area of work assignment and specific tasks will vary, depending on animal populations and care requirements, service requirements, and staffing needs, during regular and non-regular working hours, including night shifts, weekends, holidays, or on an overtime basis. During infant season, the specific area of assignment will be the nursery. Duties must be performed in a professional manner and will require contact with investigative staff. This classification is distinguished by the increased responsibility and accountability related to animal care protocols, and accountabilities related to support of research protocols. Employees in this class have greater freedom to determine work priorities, and requires less instruction or direct supervision. May involve work inside an ABSL3 facility.

  • Training position must meet these qualifications within 12 months of start date: Three years of experience in the healthcare of experimental animals in a research setting and certification by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science at the Lab Animal Technician level (LAT); OR Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) [no experience required]; OR An equivalent combination of training and experience

  • A valid Driver's License and ability to drive OHSU vehicles on and off campus

  • Ability to complete an FBI security risk assessment

  • Ability to use proper techniques to safely perform standard clinical procedures (including ability to accurately calculate medication dosages)

  • Ability to consistently interact with research investigative staff, supervisors and co-workers in a positive and constructive manner

  • Possess sufficient dexterity and manual skills to safely perform (or learn to perform) basic animal husbandry and animal handling (using proper techniques)

  • Ability to use computer keyboard and to read, write, and follow oral and written instructions

  • Professional and service-oriented attitude

  • Ability to lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds and lift objects weighing approximately 42 pounds to shoulder height

  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent

  • Bachelors degree in science, preferably in related field such as Animal Sciences, Biology, Physiology, etc.

Apply here online. Please be sure to upload a cover letter, resume and references.

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or

Recruitment ID: 2021-8258

External Company URL: dturner

Job Type: AFSCME union represented

Posting Pay: $20.63

Posting FTE: 1.00

Posting Schedule: Includes weekends

Posting Hours: 7:30am - 4:00pm; Night shifts required for the deration of nursery season

Drug Testable: Yes