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Researcher 4 - Cardiovascular Lab Veterinary Surgeon

University of Minnesota
life insurance, paid holidays
United States, Minnesota, Saint Paul
Jul 08, 2024
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Twin Cities
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About the Job

Job Responsibilities:
Individual will serve as the lead surgeon for survival surgeries in pigs. Needs to work as a team member and leader of a surgical team.
Skilled surgeon that is able or can be trained to sedate and anesthetize domestic
pigs and undertake survival based surgical procedures.
Assist with the hand rearing of piglets.
Keep all surgical records and assist with the organization of the surgical room.
Assist with IACUC and other regulatory documents.
Regularly conducting experiments and procedures according to established or new guidelines and manage time effectively.

Supervision: Mentor, train, and supervise undergraduate students, volunteers and interns.

Operational Role:
Puts into effect what is required by defined job duties and clear objectives following established
procedures and protocols with appropriate modifications when necessary.

Scope of Measurable Impact:
Must facilitate studies with successful outcomes based on execution of proper controls. Measurable impact will also be defined by the generation of excellent team work.

Independence and Decision-Making:
Works under general supervision but usually is given the latitude to make decisions on projects
that he/she is accountable for delivering on; decisions may involve selecting an approach from
among alternatives, timing when certain tasks should be performed, determining how to best use
available resources, and other similar choices.

Complexity and Problem Solving:
Expected to make informed and appropriate decisions to lead to best surgical and experimental outcomes.


All required qualifications must be documented on application materials

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree and 2 years of related experiences or BS/BA and 4 years of related experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Expertise pertaining to surgical procedures (small or large animal).

Working at the University

At the University of Minnesota, you'll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.

The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
  • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the Regents Scholarship
  • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • University HSA contributions
  • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
  • Employee wellbeing program
  • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) opportunity
  • Financial counseling services
  • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no cost

Please visit the Office of Human Resources website for more information regarding benefits.

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.

Employment Requirements

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.