(Posted 12 October 2020)
Institution: The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Unit: Laboratory Animal Services Centre
Veterinary Technologist - (200001I9)
The appointee will work at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Shatin, and satellite facilities in Hong Kong. This is an opportunity to enter the stimulating field of laboratory animal science and gain unique skills in a multidisciplinary environment. The appointee will (a) help to administer an animal care and use programme that is consistent with AAALAC standards; (b) work closely with animal care staff to ensure that appropriate housing, breeding practices and objectives are provided for animals; (c) liaise with researchers who use animals in research and ensure humane treatment of animals in accordance with applicable laws, regulations and guidelines; (d) provide instruction, training and anaesthesia support to researchers; (e) participate in the development and implementation of the Centre's policies, and support the animal care programme (e.g. SOP development and implementation, progression to AAALAC accreditation); and (f) provide emergency coverage for the care of animals as needed.
Applicants should be/have (i) registered Veterinary Surgeons in Hong Kong; (ii) a valid Practising Certificate issued by the Veterinary Surgeons Board of Hong Kong; (iii) at least 5 years' post-registration relevant work experience at an appropriate level; (iv) interest in animal welfare and ethics; (v) interest in biomedical research; and (vi) excellent communication and organisational skills. A good knowledge of and solid experience in laboratory animal medicine will be advantageous but not essential.
Appointment will initially be made on a 2-year contract with contract-end gratuity, renewable subject to good performance and mutual agreement. For application, please click here.