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Job Req ID:  53916

Veterinary Technician Non-Human Primates


General Summary/Purpose:

The purpose of this position is to provide animal husbandry and non-human primate enrichment to two breeding colonies of non-human primates.


NOTE: LOCATION - SOM, JHU Farm, Freeland, MD 21053 


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.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED and 1 year of related experience.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.


JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) may substitute for one year of experience. 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.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • A.A. degree in Veterinary Technology, Animal Science or Biology preferred.
  • Experience working with non-human primates or large animal species preferred.


Special Knowledge, Skills, and 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.
  • Must be able to work a rotating schedule that includes approximately one weekend per month and rotating holidays.


Classified title: Veterinary Technician

Working title: Veterinary Technician – Non-Human Primates

Role/Level/Range: ACRO 40/E/02/CC

Starting Salary Range: $14.14 - $19.44 per hour

Employee group: Fulltime

Employee Status: Non-Exempt

Schedule: M-F, 7:00-3:30, some weekends and holidays

Location: SOM, JHU Farm, Freeland, MD 21053 

Department name: 10003430-SOM Admin Research Animal Resources

Personnel area (School): SOM – School of Medicine



The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


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