Research Technologist

Maryland, United States
$14.00 - $19.25
25 Jan 2019
End of advertisement period
16 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC 
Starting Salary Range: $14.00-$19.25
Employee group: Full-Time 
Schedule: M-F 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt  
Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus 
Department name: 10003523-SOM Neuro Neurological Oncology 
Personnel area: School of Medicine

General Summary/Purpose:

The position is responsible for setting up a new laboratory studying innovative treatments for brain tumors and NF1. The ideal applicant preferably should have basic knowledge of husbandry, handling, and health care of mice in accordance with experimental protocol and Animal Welfare Act/Regulations. Skills and knowledge relevant to scientific animal research are beneficial. In addition, this individual conducts scientific procedures in accordance with study protocols, runs lab tests and completes measurements as assigned, identifies and resolves common problems and uses analytical skills to implement assigned projects and maintains appropriate documentation associated with all job assignments. This person may also take on responsibilities for management of the laboratory and maintenance of protocols, and will provide guidance and training to junior team members as delegated by the PI.

Specific duties & responsibilities:

  • Maintains records of animal care, and study protocol-driven documents.
  • Performs animal procedures, administers treatments and conducts daily animal health and welfare assessments.
  • Recognizes when animals are sick, distressed or otherwise abnormal and communicates these observations to the PI.
  • Conducts scientific clinical observations and disease outcome assessments (e.g. lameness, behavior, respiration, fecal consistency, central nervous system affects, etc.).
  • Records all scientific information on documents provided with study protocols or standard department forms as appropriate.
  • Administers and monitors sedation, and conducts euthanasia in accordance with study protocols.
  • Conducts sample collection pre- and post-mortem in accordance with study protocols and direction of Investigator.
  • Performs research lab tests and experiments. Follows established procedures and protocols, utilize appropriate techniques to perform laboratory tests and/or experiments.
  • Exchanges routine information in an appropriate manner requiring good oral and written communication. Regular interaction with students, vendors, post-doctoral fellows, faculty members, and other clinical fellows.
  • Responsible for routine operational activities such as: maintenance of animal protocols, biosecurity, hazardous shipping, and controlled drug inventories at direction of the PI as well as ordering supplies and materials, reviewing inventory, maintaining up to date records of tests, etc.
  • Performs preventative maintenance of equipment.

Minimum qualifications (mandatory):

Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, or related field required.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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