Assistant Animal Research Technician

Location
Portsmouth, VA
Posted
Mar 24, 2017
Closes
Jul 14, 2017
Function
Analyst, Research
Hours
Full Time
Summary: This position supports the General Dynamics Information Technology program commitment of Naval Medical Research Unit in San Antonio, Texas. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our team!

 

Protocol Support & Training of NMCP Staff:

Provides guidance, training, technical expertise and assistance to principal investigators, research personnel, and veterinary staff, in the performance of duties and procedures necessary for the completion of basic and applied research protocols, including Good Laboratory Practices (GLP)studies and for the completion of training protocols, including Graduate Medical Education (GME) training workshop.

  • Restraint and handling of laboratory animals
  • Surgical preparation
  • Induction and maintenance of anesthesia, including endotracheal intubation and operation of gas anesthesia machines
  • Operation of physiological monitoring equipment
  • Collection and recording of anesthetic and experimental data and parameters
  • Provide post-operative monitoring and recovery care, including pain and distress assessment and administration of analgesics and other medications, as prescribed.
  • Performance of minor surgical procedures (e.g., placement of foley catheters, along with carotid and femoral catheters, flow probes, Swan-Gm1Z catheters, etc.)
  • Assist with major surgical procedures
  • Collection, submission, analysis, preservation and disposal of biologic specimens, to include euthanasia and necropsy of experimental animals.
  • Perform cleaning, disinfection, sterilization, and packing of surgical instruments
  • Maintain inventory and stockage levels of supplies and equipment
  • Provide post-operative monitoring and recovery care, including pain and distress assessment and administration of analgesics and other medications, as prescribed.
  • Training may include the performance of minor surgical procedures (e.g., placement of foley catheters, along with carotid and femoral catheters, flow probes, Swan-Ganz catheters, etc.)
Animal Care/Husbandry:

Provide animal health care and husbandry in accordance with the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory animals, vivarium standing operating procedures, and the Attending Veterinarian.

  • Receipt, restraint and handling of laboratory animals
  • Cleaning and sanitizing of animal cages and holding rooms
  • Feeding, watering, weighing and transport of animals
  • Performance of physical exams, clinical assessments, diagnostic procedures and treatments
  • Recording of pertinent data in animal medical records
Education
  • Bachelors Degree in a scientific discipline.
Qualifications  

  • Must be a U.S. citizen. / Must be able to obtain a National Security Clearance.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience as a veterinary technician.
  • Understanding of AAALAC and USDA regulations regarding animal subjects research.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Possess effective organizational and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Proficient with Windows based computer systems including Microsoft Office.
  • Will complete research subject protection training developed by the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI), and NMCP research integrity training within one month from start date and additional protocol specific training as required.
 As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors. With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

 

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