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Spec, Lab Animal Research (REQ1167)

Company: Frederick National Laboratory
Location: Bethesda
Posted on: May 21, 2020

Job Description:

Spec, Lab Animal Research Job ID: req1167 Employee Type: exempt full-time Facility: NIH Location: 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. Our core values of accountability, compassion, collaboration, dedication, integrity, and versatility serve as a guidepost for how we do our work every day in serving the public''s interest. Position Overview: 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 Performing colony management of rodent colonies including designing optimal breeding strategies, weaning, mating, tail-tip excision and maintenance of detailed pedigree records Maintenance of real time animal colony database (FACILITY) Designing optimal breeding strategies Independently designing and scheduling experimental studies Prepare genomic DNA from tail clips and PCR from genomic DNA to genotype animals Collecting blood and tissues Work schedule may include weekend and holiday hours BASIC QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor''s degree in Life Sciences or Veterinary Technology or four (4) years relevant experience in lieu of degree. Will encourage achievement of LATG Certification, however this is not required Five (5) years of related experience with high school diploma or one (1) year of experience with Bachelor''s degree or 6 months of experience with LAT certification. Understanding of Mendelian genetics Experience in rodent breeding colony management and associated procedures Experience in performing experimental procedures Knowledge of standard operating procedures for animal facilities and the basic requirements for maintaining laboratory animals and performing scientific procedures involving animal testing and data collection Ability to wear lift and carry up to 50 lbs. and wear personal protective equipment Ability to work in a team and communicate with management in a demanding scientific environment Ability to keep detailed and accurate computer records and maintain/update data in computer-based applications/databases Must be able to obtain and maintain a clearance PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS LAT certification and ability to pass LATG exam within 12 months of hire Excellent observation and organization skills Experience in performing surgical procedures on rodents Ability to multi-task Computer/data entry skills Excellent written and oral communications skills JOB 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 This position is subject to atmospheric conditions that would require the usage of a respirator, requiring a medical clearance This position is subject to working in or have the potential to exposure to high noise levels for extended periods of time requiring medical clearance This position is subject to the environmental conditions such as working outdoors, high humidity areas indoors, dampness and chilling, dry atmospheric conditions, etc. as part of the job Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) | Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) | Drug Free Workplace (DFW) #readytowork by Jobble

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