Lab Technician (Small Animal Surgery) - FDA

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Employer
Chenega
Location
Silver Spring, MD
Posted
Jun 11, 2018
Closes
Jun 25, 2018
Function
Accountant, IT
Hours
Full Time
DescriptionCHENEGA PROFESSIONAL & TECHNICAL SERVICES, LLC THIS POSITION IS CONTINGENT UPON CONTRACT AWARD Summary:Chenega Professional & Technical Services (CPTS) is seeking a Lab Technician IV to provide scientific support for new and ongoing research programs. The Lab Technician IV will support the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Division of Applied Regulatory Science (DARS). Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position)Independently perform or direct experiments in accordance with established protocols in the laboratory and/or the animal facility evaluating and assuring experimental progress, data validity; identifies unexpected results and provides potential causes and solutions and discusses experimental findings with stakeholders at all levels.Participate in planning and developing of laboratory and animal experiments and protocols, recommends methods and develops and/or modifies methods and procedures for conducting projects.Determines time and resources required to execute projects and establishes plans and schedules.Isolation and culture of cells from human tissues and mice.Actively participates in animal research procedures with severely immune compromised mice including injections, bleeding, surgery, and necropsy.Performs common laboratory research techniques and assays including Enzyme-Linked ImmunoSpot (ELISA, ELISpot), multi-parameter flow cytometry and Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR).Organize and oversee experimental operations; maintain resources through acquisitions of materials and services; maintain and oversee required drug, safety, and administrative inventories and records for experimental operations.Guides or directs other laboratory and/or animal research associates in experimental procedures and processes.Collect, organize, and record experimental data in an appropriate format to share and publish; record details for protocols, methods, and procedures of each experiment sufficient to allow reproduction; summarize data and describe deviation from protocol or unexpected findings encountered during experimentation.Analyze data applying standard methods; prepare data in tabular, graphic, and narrative formats as needed; note inconsistencies in data and provide hypothesis for inconsistencies if possible; interpret findings and summarize conclusions; prepare data for publication and discuss data interpretation with contract clients including laboratory research personnel and laboratory and animal program senior management.Keep abreast of relevant literature, extracts pertinent details and incorporates appropriate concepts and details into research activities and experiments; determines deficiencies and identifies problems in methodology, protocol, or design and takes corrective action.Non-Essential Duties:Other duties as assigned.Supervisory Responsibilities:None.Minimum Qualifications: (To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.) B. S. or M. S. degree in veterinary science, laboratory science, biology, biomedical sciences or related discipline.Minimum of 10 years (B. S. degree) or 5 years (M. S. degree) of laboratory experience in academia or industry developing animal models and performing animal and laboratory technical procedures including surgery, tissue processing, flow cytometry, and immunoassays as well as other common laboratory procedures.Experience with standard immunologic techniques including aseptic tissue processing, cell culture, Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), and cell-based assays is required.Previous mouse handling experience is required; experience with immune-compromised mouse strains is preferred. Animal surgical skills and Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT)/Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG) certification desirable.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: A strong background and experience in laboratory research techniques.Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required. Will be expected to work productively in a collaborative, cross-functional team environment.Strong attention to detail with the ability to analyze, interpret, and present study data coupled with an aptitude for learning.Excellent written and verbal communication skills.Diversity: Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Educates others on the value of diversity; Promotes a harassment-free environment; Builds a diverse workforce.Ethics: Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.Work Environment:The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.The employee will normally work in a temperature-controlled office environment, with frequent exposure to electronic office equipment.During visits to areas of operations, may be exposed to extreme cold or hot weather conditions. Is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and loud noise.Chenega Corporation and family of companies is an EOE.Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender IdentityNative preference under PL 93-638.We participate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.M#QualificationsMinimum Qualifications: (To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.) B. S. or M. S. degree in veterinary science, laboratory science, biology, biomedical sciences or related discipline.Minimum of 10 years (B. S. degree) or 5 years (M. S. degree) of laboratory experience in academia or industry developing animal models and performing animal and laboratory technical procedures including surgery, tissue processing, flow cytometry, and immunoassays as well as other common laboratory procedures.Experience with standard immunologic techniques including aseptic tissue processing, cell culture, Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), and cell-based assays is required.Previous mouse handling experience is required; experience with immune-compromised mouse strains is preferred. Animal surgical skills and Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT)/Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG) certification desirable.

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