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Veterinary Technology II

Company: University of Colorado
Location: Aurora
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

**Description****University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus****Cancer Center, Animal Imaging Shared Resource (AISR)****Veterinary Technology II (2739)****Position #00790541 - Requisition #23298**\* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at * The University of Colorado has a requirement for COVID-19 vaccinations and full completion thereof by 9/1/21 or upon start date. Information regarding this requirement, and exemptions can be found at:Anschutz: vary by campus location/department.Campus/Unit-Specific Exemptions:+ Anschutz Campus - Exemptions are allowed for medical or religious reasons.+ Denver Campus - Exemptions are allowed for medical, religious, or personal reasons.+ Consolidated/Central Services Administration - Will follow Anschutz policy on exemptions.The University of Colorado (CU) Cancer Center headquartered at the Anschutz Medical Campus and part of the CU School of Medicine. It is Colorado's only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center , a distinction recognizing its outstanding contributions to research, clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. CU Cancer Center's clinical care sites are UCHealth, University of Colorado Hospital and Children's Hospital Colorado are ranked nationally by _U.S. News and World Report_ .The CU Cancer Center is a member of the prestigious National Comprehensive Cancer Network --, an alliance of the nation's leading cancer centers working to establish and deliver the gold standard in cancer clinical guidelines. CU Cancer Center also is a member of the Oncology Research Information Exchange Network (ORIEN), a unique research partnership among North America's top cancer centers leveraging multiple data sources and matching patients to targeted treatments. CU Cancer Center includes six institutional partners made up of approximately 300 researchers and physicians at three state universities and three healthcare delivery institutions.The CU Cancer Center's vision is to "prevent and conquer cancer. **Together.** " We do this through our mission statement of "uniting our community to overcome cancer through innovation, discovery, prevention, early detection, multidisciplinary care and education."**Nature of Work**The Cancer Center is looking to hire a full-time Veterinary Technology II to join the Animal Imaging Shared Resource team (AISR) to assist with the day-to-day operations in animal handling and imaging of rodents using a Bruker 9.4 Tesla MRI scanner, PerkinElmer Quantum GX2 microCT, Siemens microCT, Siemens microPET, PerkinElmer IVIS Spectrum optical scanner, PerkinElmer IVIS200 optical imager. The Veterinarian Technician will perform animal handling during image acquisition to include injections, administering anesthesia and performing sample collection for small laboratory animals (mostly mice and rats) which are enrolled in imaging studies.**Examples of Work Performed**+ Accommodate all AISR Users:+ in scheduling imaging services through the iLab+ in performing imaging acquisitions according to the established SOPs+ in performing animal anesthesia and animal handling during imaging studies according to the established protocols+ in performing routine quality control and services to our imaging scanners+ with individualized training sessions for our users on our optical scanners+ with data transfer and data archiving+ Updating all SOPs for animal imaging+ Communicate with research personnel regarding technical issues or animal health issues during image acquisition+ Work closely with all AISR team members as well as the Radiology, RadOnc and Veterinarian OLAR team+ Train and advise all AISR users on animal handling and animal protocols for their studies+ Train new investigators on accessing iLab and scheduling their studies+ Assist with scheduling and acquisition of all AISR studies+ Assist with billing through iLabThis description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority.**Salary and Benefits:**The salary range ( _or hiring range_ ) for this position has been established at $41,772 to $49,000.The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.The above salary range ( _or hiring range_ ) represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.This position is eligible for overtime compensation.Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.Benefits: Compensation Calculator:**Diversity and Equity:**The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at ?.The University of Colorado Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.The University of Colorado Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.**Qualifications****Minimum Requirements**+ Graduation from an accredited college or university with an Associate's Degree in Veterinary Technology/ Laboratory Animal Technology+ Two (2) years' experience in an animal facility working in a technical capacity with animalsSUBSTITUTION: A combination of work experience and education assisting in animal surgery, administering anesthesia to animals and/or performing veterinary surgery, which provided the same type, amount, and level of knowledge acquired in the required education may substitute for the associate's degree.**Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.****Preferred Qualifications**+ 1 year experience in a research animal facility working in a technical capacity with animals+ Experience with animal imaging (Xray, CT, ultrasound, optical, MRI)**Conditions of Employment**+ Must be willing and able to enter high magnetic field (no pace makers, no implants, no ferromagnetic body piercing, no infusion pumps) - please refer to MRI safety guidelines+ Must be willing and able to euthanize rodents+ Must be willing able to work around noise and vibrations+ Must be willing and able to work around radioactive materials+ Must be willing and able to obtain and maintain a radiation safety training+ Must possess and maintain a current State of Colorado Driver's License+ Must be willing and able to wear appropriate respiratory protection**Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities**+ Effective written and oral communication skills+ Ability to enter data in a database and manage an email account+ Ability to handle rodents+ Ability to perform anesthesia on animals+ Ability to perform tail vein injections+ Knowledge of an animal research facility+ Ability to maintain an activity log and iLab records+ Ability to work with complex machinery+ Planning and organization skills+ Ability to teach and lead others by example+ Ability to work with multiple investigators and teams**Job:** Health Care**Primary Location:** Aurora**Job Category** Health Care**Department** U0001 -- DENVER & ANSCHUTZ MED CAMPUS**Schedule** Full-time**Posting Date** Oct 18, 2021**Unposting Date** Ongoing**Posting Contact Name** Jenna Steiner**Posting Contact Email****Posting Number** 00790541**Req ID:** 23298The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

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