Research Veterinary Technologist

The Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization – International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-InterVac), a research organization at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Canada, is seeking a Veterinary Technologist for its clinical research team. The clinical research group is currently comprised of three Veterinarians and nine Animal Care Technicians/Husbandry personnel and is responsible for the care of all animals used in experimental research. This includes work with small and large animal species in containment level 2 and level 3. The group works closely with scientists at VIDO-InterVac to help understand infectious diseases of humans and animals and to develop effective strategies for improving human and animal health.

Representative Duties
• Clean, feed and handle laboratory and domestic farm animals
• Set up and dismantle pens for large animal trials, including lifting heavy panels
• Unload and stack bales and feed bags
• Pressure wash and disinfect animal rooms and equipment
• Maintenance and repair of outdoor pens and feeders
• Perform blood and tissue sampling in a wide variety of species, sometimes wearing restrictive personal protective equipment
• Give injections to a wide variety of animal species sometimes wearing restrictive personal protective equipment
• Observe and report clinical symptoms in a variety of animal species.
• Be aware of aseptic surgical techniques and anaesthesiology.
• Be aware of good biosafety and biosecurity measures to protect animals, humans and the environment
• Be able to understand the importance of and follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s)
• Communicate effectively with colleagues and researchers, and keep accurate records
• Registered Veterinary Technologist diploma or BSc in Agriculture.
• Must have basic computer skills.
• Valid driver’s license.

Inquiries regarding this job posting can be submitted to Stacy Weisgerber, HR Advisor. Visit to apply. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until suitable candidates are found.