Research Assistant 2

Connecticut, United States
Tuesday, 30 June 2020
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 30 August 2020
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Focus:

Works Independently under the general supervision of the Veterinary Research Associate and the lead Physicist of the PET Center. Responsible for all aspects of brain imaging studies on non-human primates (NHPs). Prepares and cares for NHPs throughout studies including transport, anesthesia induction and maintenance, post-anesthetic care, emergency care, port placement and maintenance, collection and processing of blood samples, NHP training and general care. May participate in other studies that involve other species.

Essential Duties

  1. Researches and collects data through complex laboratory/scientific experiments, techniques, and procedures; library research; structured interviews; or through other means for research projects. Interprets, synthesizes, and analyzes data using scientific or statistical techniques.
  2. Modifies and plans research experiments, procedures, tests, or survey instruments. Assists in research design. Writes and edits material for publication and presentation. Reports on status of research activities.
  3. Oversees and instructs research and support staff on technical procedures, equipment operation, and laboratory maintenance. Schedules and coordinates research activities. Sets up, operates, and maintains laboratory equipment and apparatus. Modifies equipment according to experimental specifications.
  4. Orders and maintains inventory of supplies. May monitor hazardous work areas and laboratory safety. Prepares related reports. May prepare financial information and monitor budgets.
  5. Performs additional functions incidental to research activities.

Required Education and Experience

Two years of related work experience in the same job family and a Bachelor's degree in a related field; or an equivalent combination of experience and education.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Demonstrated ability providing anesthesia to non human primates and rodents for PET imaging. 

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Prior ability working with radio-pharmaceuticals.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

High level knowledge of anesthesia, induction drugs and anesthetic machines and ventilators.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Excellent organizational skills and ability to perform complex experiments from start to finish.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Highly organized, flexible and self-directed, with the ability to work independently and efficiently.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Bachelor or Master's degree in Veterinary Technology or Comparative Medicine.

Weekend Hours Required?


Evening Hours Required?


Drug Screen


Health Screening


Background Check Requirements

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Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Affirmative Action Statement:

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