Laboratory Animal Technician

Employer: Virginia Tech
Job Location: Roanoke, Virginia
Category: Other
Employment Type: Full Time
Last Updated: 6/6/2018
Closing Date: 6/30/2018
Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.
Job Description The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation at Virginia Tech oversees the university-wide strategic initiatives and operational functions of Virginia Tech’s $520+ million research enterprise and associated technology commercialization activities, which span eight academic colleges, eight university research institutes, and three affiliated research corporations. The university is embarking on its next phase of strategic growth in research across its Blacksburg, Roanoke, and Northern Virginia locations, including the integration of a medical school in 2018.

The Office of the University Veterinarian and Animal Resources supports this aim by ensuring the well-being of animals used in research, teaching and production.
Opportunities are currently available to join our dedicated Animal Resources team to provide daily care and husbandry of various species of laboratory animals maintained in dedicated facilities. In addition to having a positive attitude and compassion for both animals and people, primary duties include providing care for laboratory animals and cleaning of and maintaining facilities; receiving animals, maintaining required records, observing and reporting on the health of the animals in his/her care; providing assistance in preventative maintenance and repair of Vivarium equipment as needed/instructed; and collaborating and communicating effectively with team members and researchers

This position will require shift hours to work some weekends and holidays.

Virginia Tech offers a wide range of benefits, paid holidays, vacation and sick. For more information about employment benefits and becoming a Hokie please visit

For a complete listing of position qualifications, and to apply, please visit, and search for posting # SW0180368. Review of applications will continue until position is filled.

An equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.

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