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Veterinary Technician, CVT

Twist Bioscience

Twist Bioscience

Quincy, MA, USA
Posted on Sunday, March 24, 2024

We are seeking a Veterinary Technician (CVT) to join our vivarium in Quincy, Massachusetts as we grow into a world-class facility. This role requires a passion for animal welfare, flexibility in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment, and a strong commitment to providing the highest quality of care. You will function as part of a team of dedicated animal professionals, and your expertise will be valued. Experience in laboratory animal medicine is desired, but we welcome all specialties from veterinary clinical practice (e.g., Exotics, ECC, GP). Twist has a strong commitment to the ethical use and treatment of animals in research, and applicants must share this value.

This salaried full-time position is scheduled Sunday-Thursday; operational hours fall between 5:30am and 5:30pm per the facility light schedule. Holidays are staffed on a rotating schedule.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform specialized duties [subdepartment: Nursing]
    • Plan and execute treatment plans in conjunction with the Attending Veterinarian
    • Oversee and perform daily medical case management
    • Conduct training of other staff members in recognizing medical cases and performing basic treatments
    • Ensure medical records are current, comprehensive, and readily available
    • Perform advanced procedures (e.g., abdominocentesis, necropsy, cytology)
    • Instruct Project Management and Scientific staff on dosing adjustments to safeguard animal health and safety
    • Ensure humane endpoints are respected for all animals
    • Maintain inventory of medical supplies
  • Maintain accurate, detailed daily records
  • Maintain a clean and organized workspace
  • Assist in disinfection/sanitation of equipment and facility
  • Assist in daily husbandry tasks
  • Perform euthanasia techniques per AVMA guidelines (primary method: CO2)
  • Function within a high performing team with a strong focus on collaboration and communication
  • Participate in departmental and company meetings and presentations
  • Interface with laboratory, operations, and management staff
  • Adhere to Standard Operating Procedures and help improve current processes
  • Follow Institutional, local, state, and federal regulations, policies, and procedures to ensure proper animal care, health, and welfare
  • Other duties as assigned, which may include cross-training to support other roles

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) license required
  • 2+ years of clinical experience preferred
  • Experience with rodents or other exotics preferred
  • Experience in an AAALAC accredited facility preferred
  • Proficiency in verbal and written English required
  • Additional certifications, such as VTS-LAM, SRA/SRT/SRS, or AALAS, are considered a plus

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Lift 40lbs
  • Walk and stand for several hours per day
  • Perform repetitive motions (bend, squat, kneel, twist, reach above shoulder height, bottle capping, push/pull)
  • Perform quick, simple grasping motion with both hands for several hours per day
  • Wear full Personal Protective Equipment for several hours per day (mask, coveralls, gloves, shoe covers, hairnet)

About Twist Bioscience

Twist Bioscience synthesizes genes from scratch, known as “writing” DNA. Just as children learn to both read and write, the next phase of development for the genomics revolution is the ability to write DNA.

At Twist Bioscience, we work in service of people who are changing the world for the better. In fields such as health care, agriculture, industrial chemicals and data storage, our unique silicon-based DNA Synthesis Platform provides precision at a scale that is otherwise unavailable to our customers.

Twist Bioscience Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Twist Bioscience Corporation provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic characteristics, or any other category protected by law.