Animal Health Technician

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Job Description - Animal Health Technician

Do you want to work for a world-renowned research institute that pushes the boundaries of biomedical science and health research? Right here in Montreal! At the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC), you can be part of an organization focused on scientific discovery and innovation in patient-centered medicine. Join us today and make a difference! Job Description RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF THE MUHC The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) is a world-renowned biomedical and hospital research centre. Located in Montreal, Quebec, the Institute is the research arm of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University. The RI-MUHC is supported in part by the Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé (FRQS). Position Summary Under the general supervision of the manager of the Animal Resources Division, the technician performs animal care-related duties, technical procedures and administrative duties related to the care and use of laboratory animals. General Duties
  • Performs animal health-related duties: observes and performs physical examinations of animals,
  • Identifies, records and reports animal health problems to the Veterinarian and Investigators/research staff,
  • Administers treatments and perform diagnostic tests as prescribed by the Veterinarian,
  • Provides training and orientation to the PIs and research staff,
  • Prepares the required equipment, instruments, and supplies for surgery or procedures and provide surgical pre and post-op care,
  • Conducts routine and specialized techniques on laboratory animals,
  • Provides information to PIs and Research staff concerning animal health, administration of treatment, techniques and animal use protocols,
  • Performs husbandry and technical duties related to the care and maintenance of animals,
  • Helps maintain inventory of materials, medications and equipment,
  • Operates and monitors appropriate equipment, tools, materials and instruments,
  • Administrative duties (data entry, coordinate meetings, reception, training sessions).
Website of the organization Education / Experience
  • D.E.C. with specialization in Animal Health Technology (of 2,730 hours - Program 145.A0) from a school recognized by the ‘’Ordre des médecins vétérinaires du Québec’’,
  • Experience with large research animal models is an asset,
  • AALAS Certification or equivalent considered an asset,
Required Skills
  • Capacity of adaptation,
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills,
  • Excellent organizational skills in managing priorities, multi-tasking and prioritizing for time-sensitive issues and working under minimal supervision,
  • Demonstrated versatility with computer applications, namely Windows, MS Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet,
  • Proficient French and English spoken and written.
Additional information Status : Full time Pay Scale : $43,316.00 to $80,425.80 / year. Commensurate with qualifications and experience Work Shift : starts at 8 a.m., 5 days per week (regular shift may include all weekends, e.g. Thursdays to Mondays) Work Site : RI-MUHC - Glen and MGH sites Why work with us?
  • 4-week vacation, 5th week after 5 years,
  • Bank of 12 paid days (personal days and days for sickness or family obligations),
  • 13 paid statutory holidays,
  • Modular group insurance plan (including gender affirmation coverage),
  • Telemedicine,
  • RREGOP (defined benefit government pension plan),
  • Training and professional development opportunities,
  • Child Care Centres,
  • Corporate Discounts (OPUS + Perkopolis),
  • Competitive monthly parking rate,
  • Employee Assistance Program,
  • Recognition Program,
  • Flex work options and much more!
To learn more about our benefits, please visit THIS IS NOT A HOSPITAL POSITION. Equal Opportunity Employment Program The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity, diversity and inclusion within its community. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates who self-identify as members of racialized groups/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and 2SLGBTQIA+ persons. We also welcome candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may confidentially contact, [email protected]
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