Provincial Health Services Authority

Research Animal Technician 2 - BC Cancer Research Centre Vancouver (BB-E8253)

Found in: Neuvoo CA


Research Animal Technician 2

Experimental Therapeutics - BC Cancer Research Centre BC Cancer Vancouver

What you do

  • Develops, implements, reviews and updates animal care standard operating procedures for assigned area.
  • Leads various animal care programs such as health monitoring and colony management.
  • Maintains current knowledge of, and ensures compliance with, animal care regulations.
  • Supervises designated staff by scheduling and assigning work, providing orientation and training and monitoring performance.
  • Maintains daily care of laboratory mice including maintaining adequate food and water levels and observing mice for general health conditions.
  • Performs surgeries and techniques including blood collection, surgical implantations, tumour implantation, injection of solutions, collection of tissues and organs and embryo manipulations, and cryopreservation.
  • Performs laboratory techniques such as media preparation, cell culture and hormone preparation, and polymerase chain reaction analysis as required.
  • Leads training programs, prepares and gives presentations and orients and trains staff and animal users on proper animal care theory, protocols, techniques and procedures.
  • Changes and cleans animal cages, bottles and racks.
  • Performs general cleaning of animal facilities including disinfecting equipment, walls, floors, rooms, etc.
  • What you bring

  • A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to graduation from a recognized program in Animal Health or Veterinary Technology, or a Bachelor’s program in an appropriate discipline (e.g. Animal Science); plus five (5) years of recent related experience in a research laboratory, including two (2) years in a supervisory capacity.
  • What’s in it for you

    Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

  • Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
  • Access to more than 2,000 in-house training programs.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan.
  • 12 annual statutory holidays with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • Perks include onsite fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.
  • Temporary Full Time

    Start Date: May 3, 2021 End Date: May 2, 2022

    675 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver
    Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
    Monday – Friday - 800-1600
    Requisition Number: 106123

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