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Research Support Specialist 2 (LMIV)

Company: Charles River Laboratories, Research Models and Se
Location: Bethesda
Posted on: April 4, 2021

Job Description:

At Charles River, we are passionate about improving the quality of people's lives. When you join our global family, you will help create healthier lives for millions of patients and their families.-- Charles River employees are innovative thinkers, who are dedicated to continuous learning and improvement. We will empower you with the resources you need to grow and develop in your career.-- As a Charles River employee, you will be part of an industry-leading, customer-focused company at the forefront of drug development. Your skills will play a key role in bringing life-saving therapies to market faster through simpler, quicker, and more digitalized processes. Whether you are in lab operations, finance, IT, sales, or another area, when you work at Charles River, you will be the difference every day for patients across the globe. IMPORTANT: In order to be considered for this position, a resume/CV must be uploaded and submitted during the application process. --Please make sure work history and education are added correctly. Job Summary We are seeking a Research Support Specialist 2 for our Insourcing Solutions site located Bethesda, MD.
The following are responsibilities related to the Research Support Specialist 2:
1. Ability to work independently and as part of a team in supporting multiple animal studies concurrently in different phases by following and complying respectively with the Animal Study Proposals.
2. Perform technical duties associated with the lab's Animal Study Proposals including but not limited to, obtaining blood films, processing slides, blood withdrawals (mandibular bleeds), performing IP, IM, IV, ID and SQ injections in the above-mentioned species.
3. Obtain biological sample collections to support and maintain parasitology studies with Plasmodium sp.
4. Assist with maintaining animal colonies and organization of animal inventory associated with the lab's Animal Study Proposals.
5. Support the maintenance of Plasmodium sp. parasite lifecycles through the use of rodent and mosquito vector.
6. Uphold the integrity of the research process by following good laboratory practices including detailed accurate record keeping of methods, routine animal observations, data collections as well as procurement, processing, and preservation of specimens so as to maintain sample identification and prevention of cross contamination
7. Data entry of all raw data and QA of study workbooks
8. Ability to learn the skills to perform a wide variety of laboratory procedures and techniques which may include, but are not limited to parasite and mosquito manipulation, parasite detections using microscopy, etc.
9. Practice universal precautions appropriate to different levels of ABSL. Work safely with animal / human pathogen biohazard's and help to maintain the research animal facility as a safe work environment / operation.
10. Maintain optimum care and maintenance of research equipment, for the routine hygiene and disinfection of research implements.
11. Participation in meetings with supervisor to assist in coordinating animal research needs and development of studies.
12. Ability to adapt and modify established approaches and methods to meet study objectives. Skill in interpreting and evaluating the significance of data as related to the specific project or assignment.
13. Report any animal health, care, and / or well being concerns to the appropriate facility management staff.
14. Report any facility infrastructure, relative to the animal holding areas and support areas, to the appropriate facility management.
15. Ability to work planned and flexible hours and travel between NIH facility locations to ensure research needs and studies are carried out to comply with appropriate timelines to include Job Qualifications The following are minimum qualifications related to the Research Support Specialist 2 position:
---Education: B.S.in Biology or High school diploma required.
---Experience: Must have 2+ years of relevant technical experience and have proficient technical vocabulary with rodents (mice & rats), rabbits, guinea pigs and/or non-human primates. Must have experience with blood withdrawals and injections in job description below. Must have experience in laboratory animal care and computer program proficiency such as MS Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Outlook.
---Certification/Licensure: LAT certification preferred.
IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position. If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV.--
-- About Corporate Functions
The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.
-- About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients' clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.
-- With over 17,000 employees within 90 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client's unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.
-- At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people's lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of -85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2019.
-- Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet.
-- If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to crrecruitment_US@crl.com. This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.
-- For more information, please visit www.criver.com.
Nearest Major Market: Washington DC
Job Segment: Biotech, Laboratory, Pharmaceutical, Scientific, Science, Research, Engineering

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