Spec, Lab Animal Research
- Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research
- Bethesda, MD
- Start date
- Mar 26, 2023
- Regulatory, Science/R&D, Research, Laboratory
- Required Education
- Bachelors Degree
- Position Type
- Full time
Spec, Lab Animal Research
Job ID: req3311
Employee Type: exempt full-time
Division: Laboratory Animal Science Program
Location: NIH Campus 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892 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.
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.
- Perform technical functions such as blood draws, injections, swab cultures in support of research studies utilizing nonhuman primates (NHP) models
- Performs specialized experimental procedures utilizing nonhuman primates including administration of drugs, presurgical preparation, minor surgical biopsies, bronchoalveolar lavage, bone marrow collection, anesthesia monitoring, post-surgical care
- Observes animals and must be able
to describe, record, and report various conditions of the animal's health and
general physical condition
- Ensures adherence to standard
operating procedures, corporate policies, and safety regulations.
- Maintains a proper living
environment for nonhuman primates including general animal husbandry,
enrichment, behavioral assessment, social housing, and training
- Performs general animal husbandry
and technician functions in support of research studies utilizing nonhuman
- Maintain complete and accurate
animal records, inventory databases, and facility documentation
- Coordinating shipment specimens
- Work requires the use of personal
protective equipment and adherence to strict protocols
- Work schedule may include weekend
and holiday hours
- Other duties as assigned
To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:
- Bachelors degree from an accredited college and university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or 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
- Foreign degrees must be evaluated for US equivalency
- Experience handling nonhuman
primates in a research facility including a variety of experimental procedures
- Experience in performing
- Ability to maintain precise,
- 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.
- Ability to wear lift and carry up
to 50 lbs. and wear personal protective equipment.
- 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
- Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance
Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:
- LAT certification and ability to
pass LATG exam within 12 months of hire
- Excellent observation and
- Experience in performing surgical
procedures on rodents
- Ability to multi-task
- Computer/data entry skills
- Excellent written and oral communications skills
- 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 working in or have the potential to exposure to high noise levels for extended periods of time requiring medical clearance
- 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)
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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