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Location: St. Paul, MN
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-
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
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
Interpersonal and written communication skills
Attention to quality and detail
Bonus Skills & Experience
Surgical experience with DSI telemetry
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%
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
To apply, please visit https://www.datasci.com/policies/careers
Veterinary Technician-University of Minnesota
Research Animal Resources Minneapolis, MN
-Graduate of Animal Health Technician Program or equivalent training
- Associates degree in Veterinary Technology- CVT- AALAS certification (ALAT, LAT or LATG)
- One year relevant laboratory animal care and/or veterinary technical experience
- Highly developed technical skills- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Strong leadership skills and ability to work independently
- Ability to work successfully with a variety of personality styles and cultural backgrounds
- A strong customer service ethic
- Comfortable with a variety of computer software and willingness to learn new programs
About the Job: This employee will provide patient monitoring, care and treatment under direction of the area veterinarian and according to established Standards of care, including pain management, wound treatment, surgery prep, anesthesia induction, monitoring and recovery, medication administration, venipuncture, diagnostic lab sampling and processing, pharmacy inventory maintenance, emergency care and environmental enrichment.Provide training on routine animal care as well as specialized techniques. Prepare appropriate and legal medical records in accordance with GLP and other guidelines. Stay up to date on relevant rules and regulations pertaining to laboratory animal and general veterinary care.All offers of employment for this position will be conditioned on the completion of a medical questionnaire, evidence of current tetanus immunization, and/or fitness for duty examination to ensure the applicant's ability to work in an environment that may present occupational health and safety hazards associated with the work.
About the Department:Animal research at the University of Minnesota is conducted within the Health Science programs in the Academic Health Center, as well as in other programs such as College of Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Sciences, the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Science and Engineering, and the Hormel Institute. Research Animal Resources Manages twenty animal facilities on two campuses that are diverse and decentralized supporting a wide range of species with an average daily rodent cage census of 24,000. The primary focus of RAR is on service and administration of the animal care and use program at the University of Minnesota.
Submit applications on-line via the UMN website at http://employment.umn.edu
(position title: Veterinary Technician, job ID number: 329298).
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.