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 (OVC)

Temporary full-time from October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2025

Hiring #: 2020-0260

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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 pre-clinical 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. The key areas of responsibility include:

  1. Coordinating the daily operations and projects for the Veterinary Medical Innovation Program
  2. Writing and executing animal utilization protocols
  3. Grant writing and tracking the billing for grants
  4. Assisting in the technical aspects of admission, sample collection, care and discharge of companion animal patients
  5. Coordinating communication with stakeholders
  6. Providing technical support and functional guidance to veterinary students, graduate students, clinicians (faculty) and staff

Requirements for this position include: successful completion of an accredited Veterinary Technician

program recognized by the Ontario Association for Veterinary Technicians (OAVT), plus some related experience.  OAVT registration is required. Successful completion of the Veterinary Technician Examination (VTNE) and the OAVT mandatory ethics exam. 2 years of prior experience working as a Registered Veterinary Technician is preferred. Status as a registered laboratory animal technician (RLAT) would be considered an asset but is not mandatory. Candidates should demonstrate: a passion for companion animal research; excellent communication skills; the 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: 2020 09 08
Closing Date: 2020 09 28