Temporary Veterinary Student Extern

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Chicago, ILLINOIS
Job Type: FullTime

Department
 

BSD ARC - Veterinary Services 2


About the Department

The mission of the Animal Resources Center (ARC) is to assist investigators in performing their animal research while ensuring appropriate and humane care of all laboratory animals. The Animal Resources Center (ARC) at The University of Chicago is responsible for the use and care of all research animals on campus. The ARC manages 6 facilities and a business office. Its sections are as follows: husbandry, maintenance, operations, veterinary care, finance and administration. The unit recently merged with the Office of Shared Research Facilities managing all of the BSD cores on campus.

Job Information
 

Job Summary:

Under supervision from the Director of Rodent Clinical Services, provides general assistance to veterinary staff temporarily during summer break from veterinary school.

Responsibilities:

  • Shadow the primary clinical veterinarian, resident, and rodent veterinary technicians for health, biosecurity, and enrichment rounds.
  • Tour rodent gnotobiotics facility, shadow hands-on techniques with the Special Services Technicians, and participate in hand-on investigator training.
  • Involved in anesthesia prep, surgical monitoring, and post-operative care of large animal species.
  • Have direct interaction with cage wash personnel, animal care staff, and facility managers to learn about processes and equipment used in the program.
  • Perform IACUC veterinary pre-review of select protocols with the primary vet reviewer. Attend monthly IACUC and IBC meetings, IACUC semi-annual inspections, and post-approval monitoring surgery observations and records reviews.

Competencies:

  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to interact and communicate effectively, oral and written, with faculty, investigators, administrators, staff and outside vendors
  • Ability to initiate problem solving and to prioritize tasks
  • Good judgment and decision-making skills


Additional Requirements ​​
 

Education, Experience or Certifications:

Education:

  • Completed 1 or 2 years of veterinary school required

Experience:

  • 1st or 2nd year veterinary students or 0-2 years of veterinary medicine experience preferred

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:

  • Frequent walking to different animal facilities on campus, working at a biological safety cabinet, in a laboratory and office environment 

Pay Range:

  • $15/hour

Required Documents:

  • Resume (required)
  • Cover Letter ( preferred)

When applying, the document(s) MUST  be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.



Benefit Eligibility
 

No


Requires Compliance with University Covid-19 Vaccination Requirement
 

Yes

Pay Frequency
 

Hourly

Pay Range
 

Depends on Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours
 

40

Union
 

Non-Union

Job is Exempt
 

No

Drug Test Required
 

Yes

Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required
 

No

Health Screen Required

Yes

Posting Date
 

2022-03-01-08:00

Remove from Posting On or Before
 

2022-09-01-07:00

Posting Statement: ​​
 

Employees must comply with the University’s COVID-19 vaccination requirements. More information about the requirements can be found on the University of Chicago Vaccination GoForward .
The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity /Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

 

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form.

 

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.

 

All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes a review of conviction history.  A conviction does not automatically preclude University employment.  Rather, the University considers conviction information on a case-by-case basis and assesses the nature of the offense, the circumstances surrounding it, the proximity in time of the conviction, and its relevance to the position.

 

The University of Chicago's Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (Report) provides information about University offices and programs that provide safety support, crime and fire statistics, emergency response and communications plans, and other policies and information. The Report can be accessed online at: http://securityreport.uchicago.edu . Paper copies of the Report are available, upon request, from the University of Chicago Police Department, 850 E. 61st Street, Chicago, IL 60637.



Department
 

BSD ARC - Veterinary Services 2


About the Department

The mission of the Animal Resources Center (ARC) is to assist investigators in performing their animal research while ensuring appropriate and humane care of all laboratory animals. The Animal Resources Center (ARC) at The University of Chicago is responsible for the use and care of all research animals on campus. The ARC manages 6 facilities and a business office. Its sections are as follows: husbandry, maintenance, operations, veterinary care, finance and administration. The unit recently merged with the Office of Shared Research Facilities managing all of the BSD cores on campus.

Job Information
 

Job Summary:

Under supervision from the Director of Rodent Clinical Services, provides general assistance to veterinary staff temporarily during summer break from veterinary school.

Responsibilities:

  • Shadow the primary clinical veterinarian, resident, and rodent veterinary technicians for health, biosecurity, and enrichment rounds.
  • Tour rodent gnotobiotics facility, shadow hands-on techniques with the Special Services Technicians, and participate in hand-on investigator training.
  • Involved in anesthesia prep, surgical monitoring, and post-operative care of large animal species.
  • Have direct interaction with cage wash personnel, animal care staff, and facility managers to learn about processes and equipment used in the program.
  • Perform IACUC veterinary pre-review of select protocols with the primary vet reviewer. Attend monthly IACUC and IBC meetings, IACUC semi-annual inspections, and post-approval monitoring surgery observations and records reviews.

Competencies:

  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to interact and communicate effectively, oral and written, with faculty, investigators, administrators, staff and outside vendors
  • Ability to initiate problem solving and to prioritize tasks
  • Good judgment and decision-making skills


Additional Requirements ​​
 

Education, Experience or Certifications:

Education:

  • Completed 1 or 2 years of veterinary school required

Experience:

  • 1st or 2nd year veterinary students or 0-2 years of veterinary medicine experience preferred

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:

  • Frequent walking to different animal facilities on campus, working at a biological safety cabinet, in a laboratory and office environment 

Pay Range:

  • $15/hour

Required Documents:

  • Resume (required)
  • Cover Letter ( preferred)

When applying, the document(s) MUST  be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.



Benefit Eligibility
 

No


Requires Compliance with University Covid-19 Vaccination Requirement
 

Yes

Pay Frequency
 

Hourly

Pay Range
 

Depends on Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours
 

40

Union
 

Non-Union

Job is Exempt
 

No

Drug Test Required
 

Yes

Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required
 

No

Health Screen Required

Yes

Posting Date
 

2022-03-01-08:00

Remove from Posting On or Before
 

2022-09-01-07:00

Posting Statement: ​​
 

Employees must comply with the University’s COVID-19 vaccination requirements. More information about the requirements can be found on the University of Chicago Vaccination GoForward .
The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity /Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

 

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form.

 

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.

 

All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes a review of conviction history.  A conviction does not automatically preclude University employment.  Rather, the University considers conviction information on a case-by-case basis and assesses the nature of the offense, the circumstances surrounding it, the proximity in time of the conviction, and its relevance to the position.

 

The University of Chicago's Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (Report) provides information about University offices and programs that provide safety support, crime and fire statistics, emergency response and communications plans, and other policies and information. The Report can be accessed online at: http://securityreport.uchicago.edu . Paper copies of the Report are available, upon request, from the University of Chicago Police Department, 850 E. 61st Street, Chicago, IL 60637.


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