Animal Biologist

Lab/Branch/Program: 
Neuro-Oncology Branch
Location: 
Bethesda
Research Area Keywords: 

animal husbandry, lab management, maintaining mice colonies

Position Description: 

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.

Number of Positions: 
1
C.V. Required: 
Yes
Experience Required: 
  • 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
  • Self-motivation
  • Strong record-keeping skills
Contact Name: 
NCI Neuro-Oncology Branch
Contact E-mail: 

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