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Job Req ID:  107044

Veterinary Technician

We are seeking a Veterinary Technician. The purpose of this position is to provide animal husbandry and non-human primate enrichment to two breeding colonies of non-human primates.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Perform routine animal husbandry procedures.
  • Provide daily enrichment for nonhuman primates. Includes rotational creative use of food and physical devices to enrich the physical environment. Collection, maintenance and compliance of written documentation and records.
  • Responsible for the institutional nonhuman primate quarantine program.
  • Preparing areas for new arrivals, administration of drugs used for restraint and treatment, intradermal tuberculin testing and observation and documentation of test results.
  • Collecting required biological samples for analysis and treatment; tattoo/chip/tag; obtain routine weights for multiple nonhuman primate species such as but not limited to macaques, baboons, marmosets, and squirrel monkeys.
  • Assist veterinary staff, research staff, and Animal Resources personnel as needed. This includes provisions of medical care/treatments, anesthesia or research manipulations.
  • Provide assistance with receiving and shipping laboratory animals.
  • There is some responsibility for routine farm maintenance including using a tractor and pickup truck on the farm.

Additional Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • The ability to provide drug calculations, read and write. 
  • Must be able to work independently.
  • Must be able to perform manipulations with specific techniques, such as but not limited to intravenous, intramuscular and subcutaneous injections.
  • Certification by the American Association of Laboratory Animal Science at the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) level is required after 15 months of employment.
  • Must be able to work a rotating schedule that includes approximately one weekend per month and rotating holidays.

Minimum Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or graduation equivalent. 
  • One year of related experience.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula

Preferred Qualifications
  • Associate's degree in Veterinary Technology, Animal Science or Biology.
  • Experience working with non-human primates or large animal species.


Classified Title: Veterinary Technician   
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC  
Starting Salary Range: $15.00-$20.40 HRLY (Commensurate with experience) 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday-Friday 7:00-3:30, Some weekends and holidays 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt 
Location: School of Medicine Campus 
Department name: ​​​​​​​SOM Admin Research Animal Resources  
Personnel area: School of Medicine 


Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:

*JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate’s conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.


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