Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Job description: The successful candidate will work as a team member in a fast-paced research laboratory setting. He/she is expected to perform high-quality animal procedures described in IACUC approved protocols to assist ongoing research projects funded by NIH grants, which aim to develop cutting-edge MRI, magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) imaging and multimodal neuroimaging techniques for biomedical research and applications at high field using various animal models.
Responsibilities: • Collect & analyze data related to animal procedures on detailed records, manage and maintain the records for all animal studies conducted in the lab • Organize and manage drugs, equipment and other tools/supplies for animal studies in the lab • Prepare and assist IACUC inspection of the lab • Establish various animal models as described in the IACUC protocols based on the desired study plan • Communicate with PIs, team members and RAR personnel in planning the animal studies • Set up, operate and troubleshoot equipment for animal preparation, monitoring, controlling and recording purposes • Prepare and perform animal procedures and/or surgeries required for proposed research projects according to study protocols or SOPs • Monitor and maintain animal conditions during the MRI scanning and other measurements • Monitor and care for the recovery of anesthetized animals in survival study or surgery • Participate in relevant lab meetings or discussions • Perform analysis and evaluation of test results • Other duties as assigned by supervisors
All required qualifications must be documented on the application materials. Required Qualifications: • BS degree in biological/medical/veterinary science or relevant fields and one year of experience or a combination of experience and education to equal five years • Experience working with laboratory animals • Basic skill of animal research and knowledge about animal physiology • Ability to communicate (verbal and written) and work with others in a research setting • Must be willing to work flexible hours including evenings and occasionally weekends • Able to work in high magnetic field environment (e.g., no metal implant in the body) • Desires a career that supports and promotes research
Preferred Qualifications: • Experience with animal models for biomedical research, specifically with rodent and/or USDA species • Experience with conducting research according to scientific protocols and recording animal conditions for reporting and record • Skills for animal surgery, animal anesthesia and physiology monitoring/controlling • Organizational skills for laboratory supplies, equipment, ordering and records • Knowledge in appropriate laboratory practices and adherence to IACUC and USDA guidelines • Experience with MRI, MRS, or other imaging technology is a plus but not required.
Internal Number: 337957
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