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Animal Surgical Technician II

Boston Scientific's hybrid workplace includes remote and onsite roles. By applying to this position, you will have the opportunity to discuss your preferred working location with your Talent Acquisition Specialist.

Remote Eligible:  Onsite
Onsite Location(s): 

Arden Hills, MN, US, 55112

Additional Locations:  N/A

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At Boston Scientific, we’ll give you the opportunity to harness all that’s within you by working in teams of diverse and high-performing employees, tackling some of the most important health industry challenges. With access to the latest tools, information and training, we’ll help you in advancing your skills and career. Here, you’ll be supported in progressing – whatever your ambitions.



Hours: 9AM-6 PM 

Training : 6 AM- 3PM (2 Months)


About the role:
Maintenance of research animal health and/or assisting with surgical procedures under the direction of the attending DVM.  Support research activities and studies in the lab.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Follow all Boston Scientific safety and security policies during shifts by maintaining a working knowledge of applicable regulations and complying with all applicable SOPs, regulations and other internal requirements.
  • Ensure that all appropriate regulations, procedures and data collection protocols are being followed throughout the course of a study and delay studies, if necessary, until manager and/or study director can be notified.
  • Clean and maintain assigned areas of lab by assisting with kennel and animal care as needed and communicating any animal health status issues to attending DVM and study director/sponsor.
  • Accurately maintain and backup all necessary records to ensure compliance with all applicable regulations, including animal treatment records, data forms, and drug logs, by carefully recording data, problems noted, resources consulted and action taken.
  • Coordinate inventory management with other lab staff by pursuing information on new/updated supplies and equipment with appropriate vendors and consulting with manager on any new supply/equipment issues.
  • Induce and maintain anesthesia, monitor physiologic status and take appropriate action for animals on acute or chronic studies.
  • Assist research or other outside groups with ongoing studies as necessary, including anesthesia, data collection, animal monitoring, instrumentation, surgery, necropsies, and euthanasia.
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of all equipment, support instruments, test equipment, Boston Scientific products, and routine and advanced veterinary techniques by consulting appropriate journals and attending appropriate training.
  • May perform acute and survival surgical procedures per protocol, and all clinical laboratory and radiographic procedures, under the direction of the attending DVM.
  • Maintain animal health throughout the study through consultation with DVM on diagnosis and treatment, administering prescribed therapy and monitoring response to treatment.  May include providing basic animal care and first or second scrub duties on sterile procedures as needed.
  • Perform pre-purchase physical and vaccination history examination and communicate the suitability of each shipment of animals to DVM and animal vendor.
  • May assist with/conduct necropsies under the direction of the attending DVM/pathologist, by properly labeling and documenting specimens, photographing gross pathology, coordinating histopathologic exams, and logging histopathologic reports immediately upon completion of necropsy.
  • May assist in pathology assessments by preparing, sending and receiving specimens to/from contract labs according to GLP guidelines.
  • May assist in compiling SOPs/DOPs related to pathology services and responding and implementing responses to audit observations.
  • May also require a license or certification in the area of expertise

Required qualifications:

  • 2 years of experience with a high school diploma/degree/equivalent, or An equivalent combination of education/work experience
  • Certification in assigned area preferred


Requisition ID: 554200


As a leader in medical science for more than 40 years, we are committed to solving the challenges that matter most – united by a deep caring for human life. Our mission to advance science for life is about transforming lives through innovative medical solutions that improve patient lives, create value for our customers, and support our employees and the communities in which we operate. Now more than ever, we have a responsibility to apply those values to everything we do – as a global business and as a global corporate citizen.


So, choosing a career with Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) isn’t just business, it’s personal. And if you’re a natural problem-solver with the imagination, determination, and spirit to make a meaningful difference to people worldwide, we encourage you to apply and look forward to connecting with you!

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