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Sr Lab Animal Medicine Vet

For more information and to apply click here https://humanresources.umn.edu/content/find-job, search for Job ID: 336483


Research Animal Resource (RAR) veterinarians provide care to research animals, conduct independent

and/or collaborative research and teach and train laboratory personnel, veterinary students and

graduate veterinarians. The clinical veterinarians also provide regulatory and veterinary expertise to

researchers via direct consultation, committee participation, and review of research protocols.

Additionally, the veterinarians identify areas for process improvement and develop steps for

implementation. Many standard treatment options are not compatible with research goals/objectives.

This requires the development of unique treatment strategies that vary on a case to case basis

depending on the specifics of the research and clinical problem.

Research Surgeon

Location: St. Paul, MN

FTE: Full-Time

Industry: Life Sciences

Manages Others: Yes

Education: CVT [or DVM], SRS, surgical experience and peri-operative care experience with

large and small laboratory animals.

Experience: 1 – 5 years’ experience

About DSI: A career at Data Sciences International, Inc. ("DSI") is an experience where employees are

energized and aligned by our purpose – To improve lives through technology, innovation,

passion and the power of information. At DSI our core values are more than just words,

they’re a way of life. We know companies with a strong culture and a higher purpose

perform better in the long run. As we continue to grow, we strive to ensure our culture

remains alive and well. Our core values are: Integrity, Innovation and Inspiration.

At DSI, anything worth doing is worth doing with WOW. To differentiate yourself, you must

do something that is above and beyond what is expected. And whatever you do should

have an emotional impact on the receiver. We are not just an average company, our service

is not average, and we don’t want our people to be average. We expect every employee to

deliver WOW. Our people and unique technology give us a strong and stable position as well as

opportunities for growth in both the biomedical research and human clinical markets. If you

are interested in becoming a part of our innovative team please apply via our website at


Job Description: An experienced surgeon able to provide surgical knowledge and proficiency, contributing to

the advancement of the DSI mission, vision, and company values.   A team member who will

provide surgical services to external customers as part of an integrated solution and

collaborate with internal colleagues to assist in the development of new products and

surgical techniques.  Someone committed to continuous improvement who will work to

develop a comprehensive understanding of surgical best practices to support customers and

drive internal innovation. A flexible and open-minded individual who wants to use their skills

and experience within DSI’s Surgical Services department and throughout the entire

organization. During all activities, the surgeon must maintain the highest standards of animal


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

1. Provide surgical solutions for customers

a. Travel to customer sites to conduct surgical training or provide surgery as a


b. Perform surgeries on pre-implanted small animals at DSI for shipment to


c. Travel to collaborative large animal facilities to perform surgeries for pre-

implanted orders

d. Assist sales representative, customer service, and customers determine the

appropriate service option and assist with quoting process

e. Perform proper shipment procedures to ensure pre-implanted animals arrive

safely at customer facilities with all applicable paperwork

f. Create records for external surgical service activities

g. Contact customers to arrange dates for services

2. Provide support for product development

a. Working as part of a team with the rest of the surgical department, engineers,

and portfolio managers to develop and support products

b. Perform survival and acute surgery on small and large animals

c. Conduct chronic testing and data collection on animals

d. Maintain detailed records of animal implants and explants

e. Monitor and archive data collected from studies

f. Create and maintain surgical manuals, tech notes and other applicable

customer support materials

3. Provide support to marketing, customers, and sales

a. Help design, implement and conduct an in-house surgical education program

b. Assist sales representatives in determining the appropriate products for


c. Provide hands-on surgical training for DSI employees

d. Provide surgical training/presentations at workshops and various meetings

e. Work with Technical Support to assist customers with surgical-related issues

4. Provide laboratory support of animals

a. Monitor the health and welfare of all animals following applicable guide lines

for care and use of laboratory animals

b. Provide weekend and holiday animal care, as needed

c. Provide high quality pre, intra, and post-operative animal care

d. Maintain detailed documentation of all animal activities

e. Strive for continued improvement in animal care such as through the

development of new techniques for animal monitoring, incorporation of new

equipment such as anesthetic machines, intra-operative patient monitors, etc.

f. Manage laboratory including maintaining stocks of lab supplies and keeping

the lab clean and orderly

5. Help maintain regulatory compliance:

a. Participate in regulatory bodies (i.e., IACUC)

b. Attend monthly and semi-annual meetings

c. Help ensure DSI quality documents and operating procedures are in

accordance with governing regulations/recommendations (e.g.

AAALAC/ILAR Guide/Animal Welfare Act and Regulations)

d. Complete required training prior to animal use

e. Participate in Occupational Health and Safety Program to ensure safe contact

with animals

6. Coordination of the surgical schedule:

a. Create records for each external surgical service activity

b. Contact customers to arrange dates

c. Work with internal groups for product testing needs

7. Professional Growth and Development

a. Remain knowledgeable in the latest advancements in surgical techniques and

animal welfare, and recommend applicable practices in light of the 3Rs.

b. Attend required training to maintain certification.

c. Attend additional training for other professional development, i.e. novel

surgical techniques, animal care and welfare, etc.

d. Assist with internal studies that yield publication (e.g. poster, paper, etc.) and

support DSI’s strategy

Skills and Abilities Required:

 Macro and micro surgery

 Use of dissecting microscope

 Anesthetic patient monitoring

 Peri-operative animal care

 Basic animal handling experience

 Windows software

 Interpersonal and written communication skills

 Ingenuity

 Attention to quality and detail

Bonus Skills & Experience

Surgical experience with DSI telemetry

Physical Demands:

 Ability to perform surgery for the majority of the day

 Ability to stand during large animal surgeries

 Ability to lift 40 lbs.


Up to 50%


FLSA: Exempt

To apply, please visit https://www.datasci.com/policies/careers

Operations Support Specialist


Provides administrative and clerical support for the operations of preclinical research departments such as creating and maintaining study startup worksheets, creating forms and labels based on protocol requirements, managing sample documentation and transportation, assisting with the animal procurement process and monitoring use.


§  Associate or Bachelor degree in biological sciences or related field.

§  Three years’ experience in an animal laboratory setting.

§  Medical device research experience, with knowledge of and experience with technical operational processes and functions of a biocompatibility testing setting preferred.

§  Strong working knowledge of AAALAC, USDA, FDA, ISO, USP, JMLWH and GLP regulations.

§  Working knowledge of Microsoft software such as Word, Excel, Power Point, etc is required.

Animal Technician-Large Animal


Provides for the basic needs of large laboratory animals by performing animal husbandry tasks such as feeding, weighing, and preventive health maintenance activities, by providing social interaction with the animals, and by maintaining a clean living environment according to company SOPs.

The hours are generally 7:00-3:30, with rotating days of the week in order to support coverage on weekends and holidays. Overtime is often expected.


§  High school diploma or GED.

§  Previous animal handling experience.

§  Basic computer skills such as email, word processing and data entry into spreadsheets.

§  The ability use cleaning equipment, such as hoses with spray nozzles, and work in moist environments for long periods of time, to ability move freely around and respond to large animals, and the ability to lift or move up to 50 pounds.

Surgical Technician


In a laboratory environment, performs surgical preparation including anesthetic calculations, sedation and induction, intubation, IV catheter placement, specimen collections and surgical site preparation, performs lab work, monitors anesthesia and vitals, takes readings and  measurements, preps procedure rooms, and may perform basic surgical procedures or assist with post-operation recovery on animals. Creates a positive experience for clients through excellent client service throughout surgical procedures.

This position requires standing for long periods of time, the wearing of lead protective garments for long periods of time during procedures requiring radiological monitoring, as well as constant exposure and frequent physical contact with a variety of large and small species of laboratory animals.


§  Associate or Bachelor degree in related veterinary field (Animal Science, Veterinary Technology or Biology) is required, and a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) certification is preferred

§  Experience prepping and monitoring animals before and during surgery is required.

§  Experience in a laboratory setting is preferred, however knowledge of research animal physiology, pharmacology, and general animal care required.

§  An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

Research Technician-Large Animal


Facilitates client sponsored preclinical research by providing care for large laboratory animals before and after surgical procedures, including post-op recovery, clinical observations, TPRs, administering medications, preventive health activities, data collection and providing for their basic needs.


§  Desire to work with large laboratory animals

§  Associate or Bachelor degree in related veterinary field (Animal Science, Veterinary Technology or Biology), or the LAT certification is required, and a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) certification is preferred.

§  Experience working with and handling large animals is required.

§  Experience in a laboratory setting is preferred, however knowledge of research animal physiology, pharmacology, and general animal care required.

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