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Spec, Lab Animal Research

Employer
Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research
Location
Frederick, MD
Start date
Sep 16, 2022

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Discipline
Regulatory, Science/R&D, Research, Laboratory
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Job Details

Spec, Lab Animal Research

Job ID: req2927
Employee Type: exempt full-time
Division: Laboratory Animal Science Program
Facility: Frederick: Ft Detrick
Location: PO Box B, Frederick, MD 21702 USA

The Frederick National Laboratory is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and operated by Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.  The lab addresses some of the most urgent and intractable problems in the biomedical sciences in cancer and AIDS, drug development and first-in-human clinical trials, applications of nanotechnology in medicine, and rapid response to emerging threats of infectious diseases.

Accountability, Compassion, Collaboration, Dedication, Integrity and Versatility; it's the FNL way.

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

  •  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 CONTINGENT UPON FUNDING APPROVAL** 

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 up to 50 lbs. and to wear respiratory protection equipment if necessary
  • Ability 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

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 may require continuous or intermittent exposure to and exertion in environmental conditions such as working outdoors, temperature extremes, humidity extremes. etc. as part of the job

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

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Company

A rewarding career with global impact

Whether you’re an expert in your field or just starting out, we have a career opportunity for you. We’re always looking for people to join us in fulfilling the mission of the Frederick National Laboratory: discovery, innovation, and success in the biomedical sciences.

Our team of 2,400+ scientists, technicians, administrators, and support staff work at the forefront of basic, translational, and preclinical science, with a focus on cancer, AIDS, and other infectious diseases.

We collaborate with colleagues across the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and others throughout the National Institutes of Health. We also engage with extramural investigators in academia, government and industry.

Your path to joining our team begins with the desire to work for the only national laboratory dedicated to biomedical research. Our employees share a common desire to help make a difference in cancer research and public health concerns. As you search for a career that fits your education, skills, and abilities, explore the core values that guide us and emphasize work-life balance.

Discover why joining the Frederick National Laboratory team could be the most important career step you take

 

 

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Phone
301-846-1000
Location
8560 Progress Drive
Frederick
MD
21701
United States
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