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DVM Lab Support Specialist

Virginia Tech
Job Location:
Blacksburg, 24061
Health and Medical Services

Job Description

To support the College of Veterinary Medicine curriculum which is designed using the Multidiscipline Laboratory (MDL) concept where a central staff provides support and technical assistance for student labs. This position provides primary coordination and support for first through third year DVM curricular courses (such as Bacteriology, Pharmacology, Clinical Techniques, Toxicology, Introduction to Anesthesiology, Radiology and Surgery, Clinical Nutrition etc.) This is a restricted staff position, with the potential to renew based upon the needs of the MDL team

Required Qualifications

Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT); BS in Biology or related field or equivalent in training and experience. Considerable knowledge and experience in general laboratory operations and equipment. Basic knowledge of chemistry and solution preparation needed. Knowledge of animal (large & small) handling and restraint techniques. Familiarity with veterinary terminology as related to techniques and surgery. Ability to work efficiently and to organize equipment/supplies and work without supervision required and experience in these areas. Ability to prioritize and coordinate several tasks at once, follow through on responsibilities such as equipment repairs and maintenance requests and handle detailed paperwork including accurate inventory listings required. Knowledge of computers with emphasis on word processing and simple spread sheets.

Preferred Qualifications

Degree/coursework in Biology, Animal Science, Dairy Science, Veterinary Technology or related area. Course work in bacteriology, mycology, chemistry and animal techniques highly desired along with experience in a laboratory situation, preferably in bacteriology and veterinary assistance. Previous teaching lab assistance/support experience.

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Salary Information

Salary; Pay Band 4: commensurate with experience 

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Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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