We are seeking an Technical Trainer 2 for our Insourcing Solutions Department located in Cambridge, MA.
Under the supervisor of the Attending Veterinarian develops, implement, conduct and evaluate for technical skill training, courses, and programs to support the organization and customers. Delivers and documents elements of the technical skill training program. Conducts classroom, virtual and hands-on instructor-led training. Conducts training, maintains learning laboratory and training animal colony in accordance with facility SOPs, company policy and procedure, local, state/federal regulations and/or customer requirements. Maintains professional accreditation and knowledge in communication, learning theory, coaching, feedback and motivation.
The following are minimum qualifications related to the Technical Trainer 2 position:
Education: Bachelor’s Degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in animal science or related field of study.
Experience: Minimum two years of previous training and successful “hands -on” experience of technical animal care procedures, plus an additional 3 years of laboratory animal science and/or veterinary technical job roles.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
Certification/Licensure: AALAS certification at the Laboratory Animal Technician level (LAT) or Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG) level preferred. Candidates with ALAT certification must achieve LAT certification within one year of hire/promotion..
Other: Ability to handle and manipulate common laboratory species (e.g. mice, rats). Knowledge of small animal biomethodology to include: breeding, common diseases, physical exams, anatomy, anesthesia, safe handling and restraint techniques, proper use of PPE, euthanasia, blood collection and injection techniques. Understanding of veterinary treatment administration, surgery/aseptic technique & anesthesia techniques. Proficient in basic technical skills and the operation of data collection equipment in barrier, conventional and containment environments. Knowledge of federal regulations and guidelines relating to the care of laboratory animals and conduct of non-clinical laboratory studies. Understanding of routine study design and animal use protocols. Computer literacy in Microsoft Outlook, word processing and database record keeping required. Ability to develop and maintain positive, professional working relationships with all levels of management, clients and staff. Ability to organize and prioritize multiple responsibilities and function independently, as well as within a team environment, with minimal supervision. Ability to effectively resolve problems or issues by using judgment that is consistent with standards, practices, policies, procedures, and industry regulations. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to adapt and respond timely to the needs of the assigned contract to ensure that excellent customer service is provided at all times.