Oregon Health & Science University

Veterinary Research/Health Technician 3

Job Locations US-OR-Beaverton
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
AFSCME union represented
Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC)
Salary Range
$28.82 - $38.97
Rotating weekend schedule, may include voluntary and mandatory overtime in the evenings depending on animal care needs.
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) is located 12 miles west of the OHSU main campus, and sits on 162 acres of land featuring forested areas, research and administration buildings, indoor and outdoor animal housing, a pond, and 2-mile perimeter walking path. Our mission is to improve human health and the quality of life through the support of nonhuman primate research programs that advance our knowledge of the causes, preventions, treatments, and cures of debilitating diseases.

Function/Duties of Position

**New hires are eligible for up to a $1,500 hiring bonus**

While demonstrating strong leadership, creativity, high energy, and a knowledge base in ARRS functions, assure that health, husbandry, and housing requirements for a wide variety of laboratory research animals meets Federal, State and departmental requirements, by coordinating work assignments to meet investigator and animal care needs, overseeing timely and effective completion of tasks assigned, and providing instruction and training to Veterinary Research/Health Technicians, Laboratory Animal Technicians, and a wide variety of research staff, in a professional manner and with a service-oriented attitude. The area of work assignment and specific tasks will vary, depending on animal population and care requirements, service requirements, staffing needs and the individuals knowledge. Work inside ABSL-2/2+ & ABSL-3 facilities is required.

Required Qualifications

  • Five years of experience in the care of experimental animals in a research setting and certification by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science at Lab Animal Technologist level (LATG); OR Three years of experience in the care of experimental animals in a research setting and Certified Animal Technician (AHT) or Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT); OR An equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Ability to effectively work both independently and in a team environment with proven leadership skills. Effective organizational abilities, oral communication skills, and interpersonal skills. Ability to operate and communicate effectively while meeting multiple deadlines and completing projects simultaneously. Ability to prioritize and balance multiple tasks.  Ability to be a "self-starter" who identifies resolves and reports on issues in a timely and effective manner. Ability to make independent decisions; ability to use proper techniques to safely perform standard clinical procedures; ability to use computer keyboard-knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel and Word); ability to read, write, and follow written instructions; ability to communicate effectively in oral and/ or written formats with both technical and professional staff
  • Valid driver's license and the ability to drive ARRS/ONPRC vehicles on and off campus
  • Ability to successfully pass a FBI background check is required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in science, preferably in related field such as Animal Sciences, Biology, Physiology, etc
  • Knowledge and understanding of animal health and husbandry, behavior, disease control, sanitation processes, aseptic techniques and environmental changes that affect laboratory animals. 3 months experience with IRIS (Integrated Research Informational Sources) Demonstrated prior experience in a leadership role highly preferred

Additional Details

Apply here online. Please be sure to upload a cover letter, CV/resume and references.

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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