[MARMAM] Job Announcement- Animal Care/Laboratory Technician at UNE/MARC

Keith Matassa KMatassa at une.edu
Tue Sep 8 15:57:24 PDT 2009

Hi- could you please post this job announcement onto MARMAM List Serve? 
Thank you Keith Matassa

Position Announcement: Animal Care/Laboratory Technician
University of New England Marine Animal Rehabilitation Center (UNE/MARC)
The University of New England Marine Animal Rehabilitation Center (UNE/MARC) is seeking a qualified team orientated candidate to fill a 1yr grant funded Animal Care /Laboratory Technician position. The position has the potential for renewal beyond the first year provided that funds are procured through outside sources. The successful applicant will have a direct role in day to day animal care, helping train and oversee volunteers and take a lead role in conducting necropsies, assisting staff with ongoing research, and maintaining, repairing and upgrading closed sea water systems. 
Responsibilities:  Assist MARC veterinarians, the Senior Animal Care Technician and other staff in all aspects of animal husbandry including but not limited to animal handling, administration of medical treatments, diet preparation, laboratory analyses, medical record and database upkeep, and assisting with maintenance of infrastructure that supports MARC.  Sharing coverage of the 24 hour standing hotline will be required.  Additional duties may be assigned by the Senior Animal Care Technician or the Rehabilitation Coordinator.
Qualifications: Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor's degree in Biology, Wildlife Management, Zoology or related field or possess Veterinary Technician credentials. The candidate should have experience working with marine animals in a captive environment. Plumbing, sea-water system maintenance, and necropsy experience are a plus. Candidates must be able to demonstrate the ability to work independently, work as a team member, supervise volunteers and be adept at both animal husbandry and medical procedures. Candidates must be able to work with, handle and restrain animals ranging in size from 15-300 lbs.
For general information on the MARC facility, please go to UNE's Website http://www.une.edu/cas/msc/. Applications should include a cover letter and resume and be submitted to http://www.careers@une.edu ( http://www.careers@une.edu/ ). No phone calls. Review of the applications will begin on October 1, and continue until the position is filled.
The University of New England is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and strongly encourages the application of candidates of diverse backgrounds. Please see our website (http://www.une.edu/) for additional information.
Keith A. Matassa
Marine Animal Rehabilitation Coordinator
11 Hills Beach Road
Biddeford, Maine 04005
office 207-602-2670
cell 207-468-9621
kmatassa at une.edu 
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