Program Support Specialist

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience
May 22, 2023
Jun 01, 2023
Full Time
Program Support Specialist Position is open to student wage and non-student wage candidatesThe George Mason University's Office of Research Integrity & Assurance (ORIA) office, and the National Center for Biodefense and Infectious Diseases (NCBID) within the College of Science invites applicants for the position of Program Support Specialist. The Program Support Specialist reports directly to the Animal Facility Supervisor of ORIA. Please note that the position is Part-Time and hours worked per week will not exceed 20 hours.George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment. Responsibilities: The Program Support Specialist is responsible for supporting the animal husbandry program within the George Mason University Biomedical Research Laboratory (BRL) at the Prince William campus. The Program Support Specialist will assist primarily in the Biosafety Level 2 and Biosafety Level 3 vivarium operations.Additional responsibilities include:Daily laboratory animal monitoring, feeding, and housing maintenance;Maintain detailed study and animal health records;Assist with technical procedures as required;Receive and properly house incoming animal shipments according to facility Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs);Provide vivarium support to include operating autoclaves, rack washers, general cagewash support, and maintaining facility sanitizing schedules;Dispose of waste according to facility SOPs;Assist with receipt, stocking, and inventory of facility supplies;Report any abnormalities to Animal Facility Supervisor and/or Attending Veterinarian;Complete any additional duties as assigned by the Animal Facility Supervisor.Required Qualifications: Our ideal candidate would be an individual committed to the Program Support Specialist role on a continuing basis, throughout the academic year and summer months. Candidates must have excellent communication skills, demonstrate the ability to take initiative and ability to work independently. Candidates should be detail oriented and able to multi-task.In addition:Applicant must have high school diploma; Associate/Bachelor degree in Biology/Animal Science preferred;Must be able to lift up to 50lbs; bend, stoop, and stand for a prolonged period of time;Must become certified by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science when eligible;Must be able to work weekends/holidays as assigned;Must have the ability to be flexible in schedule and workload;Experience working with laboratory animals preferred.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number SWB287 at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.Because of the nature of the research conducted, employees working in this facility have special conditions to remain employed. These include, but are not limited to:Successful completion of background investigation;Passing regular drug and alcohol screenings;Attending required trainings;Participating in medical surveillance programs;Receiving preventative vaccinations;Continuous adherence to all policies and procedures.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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