Veterinary Technician III – Comparative Medicine Core

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center

Tampa, FL

Job posting number: #7234409 (Ref:hlj_52832)

Posted: April 3, 2024

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Veterinary Technician III – Comparative Medicine Core 

 

Embark on a fulfilling career as a veterinary technician in the newly developed Comparative Medicine Core at Moffitt Cancer Center. The Comparative Medicine Core oversees and supports Moffitt's animal research and technical support. We are hiring two Veterinary Technicians III to be part of developing this new program to provide professional veterinary care to the research animals, focusing on the highest animal care and welfare standards. 

 

Position Highlights:  

  • This position provides a four-day workweek with ten-hour workdays, making it a great option for individuals seeking work-life balance. 
  • The new Speros campus will have a 30,000 sq. ft. Comparative Medicine state-of-the-art Facility, which will complement MCC’s existing, fully accredited 28,000 sq. ft. facility. 

 

The Ideal Candidate: 

  • Experience working with research facility, specifically mice. 
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, emergency/referral practice or veterinary teaching hospital, as well as multimodal anesthesia experience. 
  • Strong anesthesia monitoring and anesthesia protocol skills. 

 

Preferred: 

  • Surgical experience with rodent models, including survival surgical experience and maintaining a survival surgery suite.  
  • Technical services support 
  • Experience with rodent breeding colony production techniques and maintenance. 

  

Responsibilities:  

  • Performs preparatory and surgical procedures on various animal species. 
  • Coordinates scheduling technical procedures with research staff, maintains records, documents procedures, and logs time for chargeback, as needed.  
  • Maintains rodent colonies, including that of breeding colonies, and assists with the rodent health surveillance program.  
  • Obtain tissue samples for genetic characterization of mice. Performs tissue collection including tumors and organs. Collects, weights, recording and maintaining data as directed by the research labs and/or veterinarian. 

 

Credentials and Qualifications:  

  • Bachelor's degree (from an AVMA program), four (4) years of veterinary technician experience inclusive of two (2) years working in a research facility. 
    • In lieu of a bachelor's degree, an Associate's degree (AVMA program) and six (6) years of veterinary technician experience inclusive of two (2) years working in a research facility may be considered. 
  • Current license, registration, or certification as a veterinary technician. Will be required to provide documentation upon hire that shows passing of Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE).  
  • AALAS certification at the Laboratory Animal Technologist level is preferred.  

 

Salary and Benefits Offered to Moffitt Team Members: 

  • Market competitive salary 
  • Team Member Incentive 
  • Relocation assistance  
  • Inclusive Benefits package - Health, Financial, & Lifestyle coverage 

 

Tampa is an ideal choice for those seeking opportunities in a rapidly growing metropolitan city. With its vibrant economy and diverse culture, Tampa Bay offers a unique blend of urban sophistication and natural beauty. Join the many who have already discovered what makes Tampa one of the fastest-growing metropolitan cities in the US. 

  

If you have the vision, passion, and dedication to contribute to our mission,

then we have a place for you.

 

To apply, visit our website MOFFITT.org/Careers and refer to requisition number #76056. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled. Please be sure to attach your CV and cover letter. 



Mission To create a Moffitt culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion as we strive to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. Vision To advance and accelerate a culture of access, equity, and inclusion. Diversity is a priority at Moffitt and is meant "to promote a culture of diversity and inclusion as we contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer." The Enterprise Equity Department focuses its efforts on eliminating those obstacles to an individual’s ability to exist within their personal comfort zone at the cancer center. Everyone is important to meeting this priority. Addressing and responding to diversity and inclusion fosters an environment where mutual respect for diverse cultures, communication styles, languages, customs, beliefs, values, traditions, experiences and other ways in which we identify ourselves, is the expectation.


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