Clinical Trials and Research Technician – Veterinary Medical Innovation Program

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Grant & Trust Administrative & Technical

Clinical Trials and Research Technician – Veterinary Medical Innovation Program

Department of Clinical Studies, Ontario Veterinary College

Temporary full-time from September 12, 2022 to September 19, 2023
Temporary absence of the regular incumbent
Hiring #: 2022-0540

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The department of Clinical Studies is seeking to hire a Registered Veterinary Technician to assist the Animal Health Partners Chair in Veterinary Medical Innovation with the mission of expanding the preclinical research program and improving execution of clinical trials performed at the OVC. The position involves coordinating the research program of the Animal Health Partners Veterinary Medical Innovation Program and assisting with the OVC Clinical Trials program in the technical aspects of admission, care and discharge of companion animal patients.

The position will be assigned to provide administrative and animal health technical duties within the Veterinary Medical Innovation program and Clinical Trials Program in the OVC Health Sciences Centre. Under the supervision of Dr. Oblak with the key areas of responsibility including:

  • Management of daily operations and projects for the Veterinary Medical Innovation Program
  • Writing and executing animal utilization protocols
  • Grant writing and tracking of billing for grants
  • Assisting in the technical aspects of admission, sample collection, care and discharge of companion animal patients
  • Coordination of communication with stakeholders
  • Providing technical support and functional guidance to veterinary students, graduate students, clinicians (faculty) and staff
  • Cross-training with clinical trials coordinator and tumour bank coordinator to assist with duties when available

Requirements for this position include: successful completion of an accredited Veterinary Technician program recognized by the Ontario Association for Veterinary Technicians who is passionate about companion animal research. Status as a registered laboratory animal technician (RLAT) would be considered an asset but is not mandatory. Successful completion of the Veterinary Technician Examination (VTNE) and the OAVT mandatory ethics exam. OAVT registration is required. A minimum of 2 years prior experience working as a Registered Veterinary Technician is preferred. Excellent communication skills; ability to work independently and as part of a team; experience performing restraint and anesthesia in companion animals. A protective rabies titre is required.

The incumbent will be expected to work a 35-hour work week with occasional scheduling flexibility for evening and weekend assistance as specific studies require.

Classification               Grant/ Trust fund position, Band C
GTAT (Grant & Trust Administrative and Technical) Salary Grid

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

Posting Date: 2022 07 25  
Closing Date: 2022 08 15 (extended)