Lab Animal Technician
Join The Winning Team Team SoBran - We are an industry leader in designing professional animal care programs, managing animal facilities, and providing high quality technical support for laboratory animal research projects. At SoBran, we care about people. SoBran's success hinges on our employees. We maintain a professional environment and ensure that our people have the tools and training to achieve; and opportunities for learning and advancement. Our employees' individual talents contribute to our success! We thank you for your interest in SoBran. SoBran is seeking a Laboratory Animal Technician to serve at the National Institutes of Health in Poolesville, Maryland. OVERVIEW: Responsible for assisting with activities required for supporting / maintaining animal colonies and relative procedures in relation to the clinical efforts of the NIAID Comparative Medicine Branch as directed to maintain the NIAID/DIR non-human primate colonies. Description of Duties: Maintain accurate and detailed records Maintain animal health record Administer prescribed treatments on animals Possess the ability to perform technical duties associated with the NIAID Animal Study Proposals especially those in relation to NHP Critical Care studies to include but not limited to collection of physiologic data, blood withdrawals, knowledge of aseptic techniques for surgical preparation, anesthesia induction, maintenance and monitoring, set up and operation of mechanical ventilators and anesthesia equipment and all other related critical care monitoring equipment Provide assistance as needed with technical duties associated with the NIAID Animal Study Proposals in relation to NHP retroviral, human respiratory and flavivirus studies to include but not limited to daily animal health checks, blood withdrawals, anesthesia, intestinal biopsies, broncho-aveolar lavage, tracheal and nasal lavages, necropsies, documented observations and treatments.. Practice universal precautions appropriate to different levels of ABSL. Work safely with animal / human pathogen biohazards, and help to maintain the research animal facility as a safe work environment / operation Report any animal health, care, and / or wellbeing concerns to the appropriate facility management staff Report any facility infrastructure issues, relative to the animal care and support areas, to the appropriate facility management Ability to work flexible hours to include weekends, holidays and overnights to ensure research needs are met and experiments are carried out to comply with appropriate timelines Ability to interact with all personnel in a manner which promotes a professional work environment Perform other duties as assigned. Required Experience : Must have experience in laboratory animal care and is required to have expert knowledge of non-human primate husbandry and technical procedures. Must have computer program proficiency such as MS Word / Access / Excel. Must have a proficient technical vocabulary. Required Education : Must have a high school diploma or equivalent; be certified by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science as a Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) or equivalent education / experience. Our commitment SoBran, is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on his or her age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, or because he or she is an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.