The McConnell Group, Inc
  • 10-May-2018 to 31-Jan-2019 (EST)
  • Old Saybrook, CT, USA
  • Full Time

The McConnell Group, www.themccgroup.com, a health science company, has an opening for a full-time Animal Health Technician to provide support at Plum Island Animal Disease Center.  PIADC is located just off the northeastern tip of New York's Long Island.  This position supports the Department of Homeland Security Research and Development Program vaccine studies by caring for large animals in accordance with established procedures.  Ferry services to the island are provided from Old Saybrook, CT and Orient Point, NY.

 

Candidates are not eligible if they own or work with cloven hoofed animals, pigs, and chickens outside of PIADC.  The only type of livestock that can be owned or worked with are horses.

 

Position Requirements:

  1. Provide veterinary/technical support in an ABSL III environment
  2. Conduct clinical rounds and exams
  3. Capture, restrain, hold and position animals
  4. Prepare and administer treatments
  5. Prepare, administer, and monitor animal sedation
  6. Collect samples (tissue and serum)
  7. Assist with environmental enrichment program
  8. Complete and maintain documentation accurately
  9. Maintain the cleanliness of the vivarium
  10. Maintain supply inventory
  11. Mentor and train animal care technicians
  12. Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  1. Associate's Degree in veterinary technology or Bachelor's Degree in animal science or equivalent. A graduate of an AVMA accredited school in veterinary technology.
  2. Licensed in one U.S. state as Veterinary Technician preferred. 
  3. Certified or eligible for certification as LAT with AALAS.
  4. Background knowledge of working with research animals.
  5. Capable of performing technical requirements with guidance.
  6. Effective verbal and written communication.
  7. Employee is often required to lift and carry feed materials weighing up to 75 pounds and to handle such items as feed trays weighing up to 20 pounds.
  8. Work requires continuous standing and walking on concrete and/or a slippery floor due to nature of the work with animals.
  9. Employee must have strength and agility to restrain strong and very active animals which weight approximately 500 pounds or more.
  10. Must be able to receive and maintain a Personal Security Level 3 (PSL-3) clearance and participate in the Occupational Health/Safety Programs. 

Candidate MUST pass a government background investigation (NAC), employment physical and drug/alcohol screening.  As required by law, TMG participates in E-Verify, a service of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA), to verify the identity and employment eligibility of persons hired to work in the United States.  

Compensation/Benefits:

TMG offers competitive pay and benefits packages including health insurance; paid holiday, vacation, and PTO; EAP; 401(k) and College Savings Plan.

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