Colorado State University Oncology Clinical Trials Patient Care Technician in Fort Collins, Colorado

Posting Detail Information

Working Title Oncology Clinical Trials Patient Care Technician

Research Professional Position Yes

Posting Number 201800915AP

Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional

Number of Vacancies 1

Work Hours/Week 40

Proposed Annual Salary Range $35,000 - $40,000

Desired Start Date 11/01/2018

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Posting Date

Open Until Filled Yes

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 10/22/2018

Description of Work Unit

The Department of Clinical Sciences mission is to assure the health and productivity of animals to meet societal needs through high quality educational programs for professional veterinary medical students, graduate veterinarians, and the public through a faculty and veterinary medical center of excellence, and to advance and disseminate comparative biomedical knowledge in an environment of interdisciplinary collaboration.

Position Summary

The Flint Animal Cancer Center at Colorado State University is offering a Oncology Clinical Trials Patient Care Technician position. The position is designed for persons with a BS degree with a minimum of two years of experience as a veterinary technician. This position is for candidates interested in gaining experience in management of patient care for a large multi-institutional veterinary clinical trial evaluating a novel cancer preventative vaccine in dogs. This position will be managed by Dr. Doug Thamm, the Principal Investigator. Dr. Thamm is a member of the Flint Animal Cancer Center, within the Department of Clinical Sciences, CVMBS. The 35,000 square foot Flint Animal Cancer Center (FACC) is a research and cancer affinity facility adjoined to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital which houses oncology personnel and operations. Research within the FACC includes: limb sparing, cortical allografts, bone morphogenesis, osteogenesis, stem cell research, infection, tumor markers, drug delivery systems, preclinical drug testing, pharmacology, gene therapy, oncogenesis, metastasis, radiation therapy, pathology and clinical oncology research. Successful candidate must be legally eligible to work in the United States by time of hire; the Clinical Sciences department will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.

Required Job Qualifications

• General bachelor’s degree or higher and at least two years of experience as a veterinary technician OR Bachelor’s degree or higher in animal science or a closely related field • Experience with the administration and monitoring of sedation and anesthesia administration in dogs • Ability to work with others in a team atmosphere is required

Preferred Job Qualifications

Diversity Statement

Personal or professional commitment to diversity as demonstrated by persistent effort, active planning, allocation of resources and/or accountability for diversity outcomes.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Patient Care


• Providing technical and nursing support to animal patients, clinicians, students, and clients associated with a large multi-site vaccine clinical trial. This includes being responsible for intake of patients for appointments and obtaining detailed history from owners, performing vital signs and weight on canine patients, sample collection (blood, urine, feces, etc. from patients, restraint for imaging, and assisting the veterinarians in physical examinations and data collection including lesion measurements and photo documentation. • Administering sedation and anesthesia for procedures such as tumor biopsies, imaging, etc. and monitoring patients during these procedures. • Administering vaccines to patients by various routes (subcutaneous, intramuscular). • Completion of electronic case report forms.

Percentage Of Time 65

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Client Coordination


• Serving as client liaison to bring questions/concerns that clients may have about their pets to clinicians. • Contacting owners by phone or email for scheduling purposes. • Obtaining informed consent from owners. • Fielding consultation inquiries from the veterinary community and public concerning clinical trial eligibility. • Seeking information from past clients for case follow up.

Percentage Of Time 20

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Admin Duties


• Assisting veterinarians, clinical trials coordinator, and other nurses as needed with duties such as sample processing and storage, vaccine preparation, protocol development, clinical trial preparation and close out including sample management, shipping, etc.

Percentage Of Time 15

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter that addresses the minimum qualifications, a resume, and the names of three references along with their contact information.

References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Applications must be received by 11:59 pm (MT) October 22, 2018 to receive full consideration.

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

Search Contact Cheryl Webb,

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

References Requested

References Requested

Minimum Requested 3

Maximum Requested 3

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume or CV

Optional Documents