Department Name: Research and Development
Conducts tests and procedures; sets up and operates equipment; records observations and measurements and collects and compiles data in a research lab; requires a practical understanding of a limited number of standard scientific techniques.
HOW MANY PEOPLE REPORT TO THIS JOB, INCLUDING SUPERVISORS AND THEIR SUBORDINATES?
HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE IN THE DEPARTMENT OR ORGANIZATION THAT THIS JOB SERVES?
WHAT IS THE ANNUAL BUDGET FOR THE PEOPLE AND ACTIVITY THIS JOB SUPERVISES? $10,000
WHAT IS THE ANNUAL BUDGET FOR THE DEPARTMENT OR ORGANIZATION THIS JOB SERVES? $500,000
WHAT IS THE ANNUAL EXPENDITURE THIS JOB AUTHORIZES WITH NO OTHER APPROVAL? $10,000
NOTE: SUPERVISION MEANS HIRING, FIRING, AND PROMOTION OR INCUMBENT’S RECOMMENDATIONS ARE USED FOR THESE DECISIONS; RESPONSIBILITY FOR TRAINING; ASSIGNING WORK; AND EVALUATING PERFORMANCE AND CONDUCTING THE ANNUAL PERFORMANCE REVIEW DISCUSSION WITH THE SUBORDINATES.
1. Follows pre-defined protocols, policies, procedure, and regulations. Follows good laboratory practices and conducts standard and repetitive experiments and completes basic trouble-shooting techniques. Sets-up, operates and maintains standard lab equipment.
% of Time in this activity: 100%
Required education: Master’s Degree
Required experience: At least 3 years of behavioral pharmacology experience required.
Area(s) of expertise desired: Rat behavioral testing & drug administration
The Technician will perform behavioral pharmacology studies using rats. This will consist of injecting rats with drug, placing the animal into a testing chamber, and recording the animal’s behavior with a video camera. The technician will also quantify rates of various behaviors from video recordings, and entering the data into Microsoft excel. Behavioral tests will include: Bennett and Chung models of neuropathic pain, contexual fear learning, Porsolt test, open field, rota-rod test, and Morris water maze.
The technician will also perform blood and tissue collection as well as assist surgery.
THE QUALIFICATIONS LISTED BELOW MUST SUPPORT THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND SERVE AS THE PRIMARY CRITERIA FOR SELECTING CANDIDATES.
Minimum Qualifications: (Education, experience, and any other certifications or clearances)
1. Masters Diploma
2. At least 3 years of behavioral pharmacology experience required.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
1. Laboratory mammal handling and euthanasia
2. Drug injection (intraperitoneal or subcutaneous)
3. Behavioral testing
3. Blood and tissue collection
Preferred Qualifications: (Education and experience)
1. Masters Diploma
This position is Nonexempt.
Full Time - 37.5 hrs./week
Does this position require a valid driver’s license? Yes
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