Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutchs pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nations first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Womens Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.
The Veterinary Technician II (VTII) is responsible for performing routine husbandry, housekeeping, and skilled veterinary technical duties necessary for adequate care and support of research animals and facilities. The position performs technical duties of animal care and veterinary support requiring knowledge of contamination, disease processes and biohazard containment. May be assigned to train on and operate specialized equipment and to perform specialized procedures. May be assigned work on or assist on animal manipulation segments of research protocols.
The VTII reports directly to the Veterinary Technician Supervisor. The VTII may be expected to assist with animal care and husbandry duties in the CM small animal facility.
The VTII is classified as essential personnel and, as such, is required to work with minimal amount of absences and during all Center closures except in the event of a major disaster when access to animal housing and use facilities is prohibited by governmental emergency personnel.
This is an as needed, part-time hourly position.
Bachelor's Degree or License Veterinary Technician (LVT) credentials or strong science and animal husbandry background, preferred
Minimum 1 -2 years of experience working with animals in a veterinary office
Ability to perform animal care and custodial duties independently
Ability to perform preventative animal health care and technical duties under the oversight of a VT Lead and the supervision of the VT Supervisor
Flexibility in adjusting work schedule to complete needed tasks and or duties for absent technicians
Ability to lift and move 50lbs on a regular basis and sustained activities such as: bending, balancing, stooping, reaching and remain standing for long periods of time
Maintenance of a valid Washington State Driver's License and good driving record
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At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Researchers are discovering new ways to detect cancers earlier, improve treatments, and learn how to prevent cancers from growing. Although Fred Hutchinson opened its doors in 1975, its history began about 20 years before that. In 1962 Fred Hutchinson envisioned a center devoted to studying cancer, a disease that took his brother’s life. Today Fred Hutchinson is contributing to the next waves of breakthrough treatments and prevention strategies. Fred Hutchinson collaborates with the Seattle Cancer Alliance, the National Cancer Institute, and the University of Washington.