laboratory animal, research technician, breeding colony
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.
The Senior Laboratory Animal Technician will be responsible for:
Daily tasks associated with the care, breeding and treatment of research animals for experimental purposes
Management of rodent breeding colonies consisting of multiple, genetically complex strains and associated record keeping and database management
Colony management procedures including: tail clipping, animal identification, weaning
Data entry consistent with complex colony management
Collection of routine diagnostic samples
Coordinating shipment of live animals and specimens
Performing rodent experimental procedures including basic necropsy and blood collection
Observation and recording of physical signs of animal health
Knowledge of safe working practices using chemical carcinogen and biological hazards
Work schedule may include weekend and holiday hours
To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:
Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent combination of education and progressively responsible technical experience which qualifies the candidate to sit for the LATG Certification Exam within 12 months of hire or Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in Life Sciences or Veterinary Technology. Will encourage achievement of LATG Certification, however this is not required.
Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
Experience in management of genetically engineered mouse models
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
Knowledge of policies and regulations governing care and use of research animals
Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. and to wear respiratory protection equipment if necessary
Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance
Hiring for this position will be through Leidos Biomedical Research Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, Inc. Leidos Biomedical is the operations and technical support contractor for the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, a federal national laboratory.
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HHS, NIH, and NCI are Equal Opportunity Employers