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22507 Veterinary Technician III (Open Positions: 1)

Location: Bethesda, Bethesda, MD 20892
Department: SoBran BioScience
Division: SoBran BioScience
Job Status: Full-Time
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Job Description

Join The Winning Team…Team SoBran - We are an industry leader in designing professional animal care programs, managing animal facilities, and providing high quality technical support for laboratory animal research projects. At SoBran, we care about people. SoBran's success hinges on our employees. We maintain a professional environment and ensure that our people have the tools and training to achieve; and opportunities for learning and advancement. Our employees' individual talents contribute to our success! We thank you for your interest in SoBran.  

SoBran is seeking a Veterinary Technician III to serve at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

OVERVIEW:   Responsibilities of this position are that of a Veterinary Technician III for SoBran’s animal care contracts.


Primary duties may include the following:

*All employees are expected to arrive to work at the time specified for the position to which they are assigned.  Work hours typically occur between 6:00 am and 8:30 pm M-F.  These assignments may include working on weekends and holidays and will be at the discretion of the Program Management Staff.  Weekend/Holiday hours range from 6:00 am – 6:30 pm.

This person is expected to have a general familiarity with day-to-day activities in multiple facilities working with multiple species.  We expect the Veterinary Technologist III – Float Technician to be forward thinking and able to use their knowledge of basic facility and technical practices to accomplish tasks in a wide array of positions and assignments.  They create and assist in developing plans to enhance the learning abilities and performance of the staff working on this contract.  The Veterinary Technician III must possess strong verbal communication and teaching skills.  The Veterinary Technician III will assist the Program Management in the efficient allocation of the budget, write and maintain reports and develop and maintain an effective relationship with the Government staff.     

Responsibilities include:

  • Understand and follow all Standard Operating Procedures and Quality Assurance Standards. 
  • Assist the veterinary staff with examinations and procedures, and alert them to emergencies or other animal related problems. 
  • Administer clinical treatments as directed (Topical, PO, IM, SQ, IV, ID). 
  • Monitor the health status of all animals.
  • Safely and correctly handle and restrain animals for observation and procedure.
  • Operate complex laboratory equipment required for this position.
  • Able in identifying basic operating problems (troubleshoot)of lab equipment and make repairs.
  • Calculate drug dosages and administration frequencies.
  • Identify and communicate signs of abnormal health and behavior in multiple species.
  • Maintain medical records accurately.
  • Assist the veterinary and research staff with surgical preparations and procedures.
  • Collect, preserve and prepare blood, urine, stool, and tissue samples for testing and shipment.
  • Place and maintain all forms and methods of animal identification in all species.
  • Participate in all required trainings (topics may include: animal specific information and technical procedures, medical care, OSHA, regulatory, ASP support, and standard operating procedures).
  • Achieve and maintain a proficiency score of at least 95% within one year of appointment, and each year thereafter.
  • Provide technical guidance and training to level I and II staff.
  • Maintain breeding colony management and recordkeeping.
  • Collect post-mortemspecimens for shipment or evaluation.
  • Supervise caretakers during weekend shifts.
  • Participate in weekly technical or SOP training.
  • Perform miscellaneous duties as assigned.



Employees’ appointed to the position of Veterinary Technician III must meet one of the following standards prior to appointment:

  • An Associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in one of the Physical Sciences, Animal Sciences, or related discipline.


Employees must hold an AALAS certification at the LATg level.

Experience required:

7 years of experience as a veterinary technologist in the Laboratory Animal field working with multiple species preferred.


Our commitment

SoBran, Inc. is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.