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Senior Laboratory Animal Technician (NCI)

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Job Number:
652320
Job Category:
Scientist / Research & Development
Location:
FREDERICK, MD US
Schedule:
Full-time
Travel:
None
Shift:
Day Job
Potential for Teleworking:
No
Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:
None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:
Public Trust
Description:

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

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
  • This position is in support of the Center for Cancer Research (CCR)


Qualifications:

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • Any 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 in Life Sciences or Veterinary Technology.  Will encourage achievement of LATG Certification, however this is not required.
  • 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 to 50 lbs. and to wear respiratory protection equipment if necessary
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • LAT certification and ability to pass LATG exam within 12 months of hire


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