Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research

Research Assoc I, Lab Animal

Location
Frederick, MD, USA
Posted
Oct 10, 2020
Ref
req1424
Hotbed
BioCapital
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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 focused on the design, generation, characterization and application of genetically engineered and biological animal models of human disease. The Animal Research Technical Support (ARTS) team within LASP utilizes advanced methodologies to perform research into the development of new cancer models, targeted diagnostics, and cancer therapies.

KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Performing colony management of rodent colonies and conducting of complex experimental procedures. Maintenance of real time animal colony database (FACILITY).
  • Designing optimal breeding strategies.
  • Independently designing and scheduling experimental studies.
  • Perform experiments including surgical procedures utilizing experimental compounds and chemical carcinogens.
  • Perform injections via various routes.
  • Monitoring phenotypes and treatment responses.
  • Collecting blood and tissues.
  • Tumor measuring.
  • Work may involve the use of potentially hazardous radiological, chemical, and biological materials.
  • This is a change in facility.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
  • Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university in a field related to biomedical research or four (4) years equivalent experience in the appropriate field in lieu of degree.
  • Foreign educated candidates who have completed part or all of their education outside of the United States must have their foreign education evaluated by a company-approved accrediting organization to assure that it has met the equivalency of the qualifications of degree work in the United States.
  • In addition to educational requirements, a minimum of two (2) years progressively responsible job related biomedical experience.
  • Understanding of Mendelian genetics.
  • Experience in rodent breeding colony management and associated procedures.
  • Experience in performing experimental procedures.
  • Ability to maintain precise, accurate records.
  • Knowledge of standard operating procedures for animal facilities and the basic requirements for maintaining laboratory animals and performing scientific procedures involving animal testing and data collection.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Excellent observation and organization skills
  • Experience in performing surgical procedures on rodents
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Computer/data entry skills
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • AALAS certification

JOB HAZARDS
  • This position is subject to working with or have potential for exposure to animal(s) and/or animal material(s)
  • This position is subject to working with or have potential for exposure to infectious material, requiring medical clearance and immunizations
  • This position is subject to atmospheric conditions that would require the usage of a respirator, requiring a medical clearance
  • This position is subject to the environmental conditions such as working outdoors, high humidity areas indoors, dampness and chilling, dry atmospheric conditions, etc. as part of the job
  • This position is subject to working with radioactive material and requires to become an approved radiation worker


Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) | Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) | Drug Free Workplace (DFW)

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