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Assoc I, Veterinary Tech

Company: Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research
Location: Bethesda
Posted on: January 19, 2023

Job Description:

Assoc I, Veterinary Tech Job ID: req3268Employee Type: exempt full-timeDivision: Laboratory Animal Science ProgramFacility: NIHLocation: NIH Campus 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892 USA The Frederick National Laboratory is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and operated by Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc. The lab addresses some of the most urgent and intractable problems in the biomedical sciences in cancer and AIDS, drug development and first-in-human clinical trials, applications of nanotechnology in medicine, and rapid response to emerging threats of infectious diseases. Accountability, Compassion, Collaboration, Dedication, Integrity and Versatility; it's the FNL way.PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The Laboratory Animal Sciences Program (LASP) provides exceptional quality animal care and technical support services for animal research performed at the National Cancer Institute at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research. LASP executes this mission by providing a broad spectrum of state-of-the-art technologies and services that are focused on the design, generation, characterization and application of genetically engineered and biological animal models of human disease, which are aimed at the development of targeted diagnostics and therapies. LASP contributes to advancing human health, developing new treatments, and improving existing treatments for cancer and other diseases while ensuring safe and humane treatment of animals.KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Clinical observation and treatment of animals and quality assurance of animal care
  • Performing a variety of technical procedures involving animals including basic animal handling, surgery, injections, gavage, and bleeding techniques
  • Performing post-approval monitoring
  • Maintaining essential drugs and supply inventory
  • Maintenance of anesthesia equipment
  • Developing new or evaluating and modifying existing standard operation procedures
  • Conducting or participation in training programs for animal husbandry, technical and scientific staff
  • Participation in ACUC facility inspections
  • Interfacing and communicating regularly with facility technical, veterinary and lead scientific personnel regarding animal health issues
  • Management of individual or group AALAS certification classes and examinations
  • SOP and technical training of investigative and LASP staff
  • Work schedule may include weekend and holiday hours including a rotating on-call scheduleBASIC QUALIFICATIONSTo be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:
    • Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in a field related to biomedical research or laboratory animal science or four (4) years related experience in lieu of degree
    • Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
    • A minimum of two (2) years of related biomedical or laboratory animal science experience required
    • Extensive experience in laboratory animal science techniques related to animal-based research including sterile procedures, safety procedures, anesthesia and euthanasia techniques, commonly used medications for treating rodent health issues
    • Knowledge of applicable policies, guidelines and regulations that govern the care, use and welfare of animals in biomedical research.
    • Ability to function independently in an animal facility and exercise judgment in evaluating animal health issues
    • Ability to perform quality assurance of technical procedures and husbandry issues
    • Ability to maintain accurate records
    • Ability to utilize database and websites to track training and health records
    • Ability to handle laboratory animals
    • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearancePREFERRED QUALIFICATIONSCandidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:
      • Ability to multi-task
      • Excellent observational, interpersonal, organizational skillsJOB HAZARDS
        • This position is subject to working with or have potential for exposure to animal(s) and/or animal material(s)
        • This position is subject to working with or have potential for exposure to infectious material, requiring medical clearance and immunizations Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) Drug Free Workplace (DFW)

Keywords: Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, Bethesda , Assoc I, Veterinary Tech, Healthcare , Bethesda, Maryland

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