Laboratory Animal Technician

Employer
Frederick National Laboratory
Location
Frederick, MD
Posted
Jan 06, 2021
Closes
Jan 14, 2021
Ref
1613754451
Industry
Science
Hours
Full Time
Laboratory Animal Technician Job ID: req1615 Employee Type: nonexempt full-time Facility: Frederick: Ft Detrick Location: PO Box B, Frederick, MD 21702 USA The Frederick National Laboratory is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and operated by Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc. The lab addresses some of the most urgent and intractable problems in the biomedical sciences in cancer and AIDS, drug development and first-in-human clinical trials, applications of nanotechnology in medicine, and rapid response to emerging threats of infectious diseases. Our core values of accountability, compassion, collaboration, dedication, integrity, and versatility serve as a guidepost for how we do our work every day in serving the public's interest. Position Overview: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The Laboratory Animal Sciences Program (LASP) provides exceptional quality animal care and technical support services for animal research performed at the National Cancer Institute at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research. LASP executes this mission by providing a broad spectrum of state-of-the-art technologies and services focused on the design, generation, characterization and application of genetically engineered and biological animal models of human disease. The Animal Research Technical Support (ARTS) team within LASP utilizes advanced methodologies to perform research into the development of new cancer models, targeted diagnostics, and cancer therapies. KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES Rodent colony management tasks such as breeder setup, weaning, tagging & tailing Maintain a real-time database consistent with complex colony management Conduction of technical procedures, such as the administration of experimental compounds via various routes, collection of blood and tissue specimens, tumor measurements, handling and performing work with hazardous chemical, biological or radiological materials Animal health monitoring and recording of phenotypic changes and measurements related to experimental treatments Collection of blood, tissues and diagnostic samples Coordinate and manage sentinel program submissions as set forth by schedule Organize shipments of live animals and specimens Animal husbandry Work schedule does include weekend and holiday hours BASIC QUALIFICATIONS Any combination of education and progressively responsible technical experience which qualifies the candidate to sit for the LAT Certification Exam within 12 months of hire -or- Associate degree in Life Sciences of Veterinary Technology. Foreign degrees must be evaluated for US equivalency. Will encourage achievement of LAT Certification; however, this is not a requirement. Experience in colony management associated tasks Experience in performing rodent related techniques such as injections via various routes, blood and tissue collection Ability to work in a team and communicate with management in a demanding scientific environment Ability to keep detailed and accurate computer records and maintain/update data in computer-based applications/databases Knowledge of Standard Operating Procedures for animal facilities and the basic requirements for maintaining laboratory animals and performing scientific procedures involving animal testing and data collection Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. and to wear respiratory protection equipment if necessary Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS ALAT certification preferred Excellent organization and observation skills JOB HAZARDS This position is subject to working with or have potential for exposure to animal(s) and/or animal material(s) This position is subject to working with or have potential for exposure to infectious material, requiring medical clearance and immunizations This position is subject to atmospheric conditions that would require the usage of a respirator, requiring a medical clearance This position is subject to working in or have the potential to exposure to high noise levels for extended periods of time requiring medical clearance This position is subject to the environmental conditions such as working outdoors, high humidity areas indoors, dampness and chilling, dry atmospheric conditions, etc. as part of the job This position is subject to working with radioactive material and requires to become an approved radiation worker Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) | Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) | Drug Free Workplace (DFW) #readytowork