Animal Caretaker II
Job ID: req3716
Employee Type: nonexempt 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.
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 Variety of routine tasks associated with the general laboratory animal care in biomedical research Operate automatic washing and cleaning equipment Operate autoclaves Receive and disinfect various supplies and equipment into the facility Keeping simple records Feeding and housing laboratory animals General laboratory animal housekeeping Collecting hair, fecal and blood samples for diagnostic testing Cleaning tasks associated with the upkeep of a research animal facility Ordering and stocking supplies Utilizing computer skills for email, training, and basic data entry Work schedule does include weekend and holiday hours
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS Requires an 8th grade education or higher Two (2) years laboratory animal care experience Ability to keep basic records Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. and wear respiratory protective equipment as necessary Basic knowledge of computers Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Ability to handle laboratory animals Ability to multi-task Eagerness to learn new skills Excellent organization and observation skills
Commitment to Diversity
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.