animal husbandry, lab management, maintaining mice colonies
Maintain a colony of knockout and transgenic mice, including:
performing animal husbandry;
maintaining colony census and tracking genotype mice; and,
communicating with senior animal colony managers in various laboratories.
Perform behavioral test batteries, including:
analyzing data from tests (Video Scoring Behavior, e.g., sleep, feeding, nest building, etc.);
maintaining detailed records;
communicating results and plans to key staff; and,
working with staff on related molecular biology experiments.
Monitor laboratory equipment; implement safety procedures.
Update and maintain laboratory notebooks and databases.
Prepare summaries and reports based on results.
Attend laboratory meetings; report results and findings to staff.
- Bachelor’s degree in biology, microbiology, biochemistry, psychology/neuroscience or a related discipline
- Minimum of two (2) years of experience in behavior, animal husbandry and molecular testing
- Strong communications skills, both oral and written
- Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills
- Experience in maintaining mouse colonies, conducting and scoring mouse behavioral test batteries, and mouse genotyping
- Strong record-keeping skills
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