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Laboratory Assistant - Surgical Technician

Kelly Services
21.00 USD Hourly

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**Animal Surgical Technician I - Coon Rapids, MN**

Kelly Services is looking for a motivated individual to join on of our pre-clinical partners for an exciting opportunity. This role provides care for laboratory animals during surgical procedures and provides assistance to clients as needed in support of interventional and surgical studies in accordance with company SOPs and study protocols while adhering to GLP and non-GLP study guidelines as required.


+ Maintains knowledge of applicable Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in order to successfully perform job duties, and GLP regulations as they apply to the preclinical research environment and individual protocols.

+ Prepares surgical and cath lab suites for procedures, including setting up instruments and stocking study-specific supplies.

+ Monitors anesthesia and animal vitals during surgical, interim and terminal procedures.

+ Assists during interventional procedures by performing QCA or QVA measurements and producing and maintaining accurate records of those measurements in CD, DVD, or paper format.

+ Operates specialized software-driven equipment, fluoroscopy, and 3D imaging, etc. in support of procedures.

+ Provides customer service to clients through professional interactions and by responding to client requests.

+ Prepares and maintains surgical instruments through washing, drying and proper storage. Assembles surgical packs and processes sterile packs via autoclave or ethylene oxide.

+ Operates, cleans and maintains gas anesthesia machines, autoclave and other surgical equipment routinely utilized.

+ Maintains an efficient and clean work area by organizing and re-stocking cath labs, operating rooms, and the general storeroom as needed.

+ Assists with other duties as assigned.


+ Associate's or Bachelor's degree in a veterinary, biology or other animal science-related field is **required.**

+ Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) or ALAT certification is **_preferred._**

+ Knowledge of research animal physiology, pharmacology, and general animal care required.

+ An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.


+ Contract to Hire

+ M-F 1030 am - 7pm (and 1 weekend/month)

+ $21/hour, with increase upon conversion

Qualified candidates please apply today! For immediate consideration please send your email to

**You should know:** Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process.

**Why Kelly** **??** **?**

Kelly?? Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interests-it's the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.

**About Kelly** **??**

At Kelly, we're always thinking about what's next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, we're a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. ()

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