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Veterinary Technician - Center for Discovery & Innovation (CDI)

  • Requisition # 2024-145825
  • ShiftDay
  • StatusFull Time with Benefits


The Veterinary Technician will provide care for research animals and general technical assistance to the veterinary staff and researchers at the Animal Facility at the Center for Discovery and Innovation, HMH.

The Center for Discovery and Innovation- CDI was established by Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) as an academic basic and translational research enterprise to rapidly translate science innovation to the clinic and to improve outcomes for patients with cancer, infectious diseases, autoimmune disease and other acute and chronic diseases.  The CDI has grown rapidly since its origins in 2019, and now has 32 labs, 190 scientists and allied personnel supported by 60 NIH grants and more than 30 other grants and contracts. Areas of expertise include genomics, epigenetics, drug resistance, stem cell biology, drug discovery, diagnostics and biomarker development, and pharmacology.


A day in the life of a Veterinary Technician at Hackensack Meridian Health includes:

  • Perform routine health care procedures and conduct animal health evaluations as needed so that all animals are seen at least weekly.
  • Evaluate animals within assigned area or as assigned and report abnormal findings to the Attending Veterinarian and Operations Manager.
  • Provide necessary treatment as directed by the veterinarian.
  • Communicate findings and plan with the responsible researcher and building husbandry supervisor.
  • Document animal health abnormalities, diagnostic plan, diagnosis, treatment plan, and treatments.
  • Provide veterinary technical support to researchers as per the protocol including but not limited to: euthanasia, necropsy, tissue harvest, weaning, injections, tail cutting and colony management.
  • Assist in training courses on the safe and humane handling, restraint and manipulation of research animals.
  • Administer the sentinel animal/colony health monitoring program and collect the necessary samples for sentinel testing.
  • Maintain an inventory of technical and medical equipment and supplies, maintain and order supplies, keep records of annual equipment services.
  • Maintain USDA records.
  • Dispense Controlled/ non-controlled drugs and maintained drug records.
  • Responsible for Post Approval Monitoring (PAM), Compliance Rounds and ATP testing.
  • Responsible for maintaining the isoflurane machines. Maintain the cleanliness of all prep/procedure rooms and surgical areas; assist with development of standard operating procedures and guidelines; operate and use equipment and supplies according to SOP's to ensure proper bio security and safety.
  • Husbandry duties as needed.
  • Other duties and/or projects as assigned.
  • Adheres to HMH Organizational competencies and standards of behavior.


Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Associates degree.
  • Minimum two years of relevant experience.
  • Mandatory weekend/holiday coverage.

Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred:

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Minimum five years of relevant experience.

Licenses and Certifications Required:

  • Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) or Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) or Bachelor's degree in Animal Sciences
  • AALAS certification as a Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) or Bachelor's degree in Animal Sciences. 


If you feel that the above description speaks directly to your strengths and capabilities, then please apply today!     

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