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 that are focused on the design, generation, characterization and application of genetically engineered and biological animal models of human disease, which are aimed at the development of targeted diagnostics and therapies. LASP contributes to advancing human health, developing new treatments, and improving existing treatments for cancer and other diseases while ensuring safe and humane treatment of animals.
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The Senior Laboratory Animal Technician will be responsible for:
- Management of genetically complex breeding colonies
- Conducting 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
- Assistance with surgical procedures
- Animal health monitoring and recording of phenotypic changes and measurements related to experimental treatments
- Work schedule may include weekend and holiday hours
To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:
- Any combination of education and progressively responsible technical experience which qualifies the candidate to sit for the LATG Certification exam within 12 months of hire or Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences or Veterinary Technology. Will encourage achievement of LATG Certification, however this is not required.
- Experience in management of genetically engineered mouse models
- Proficiency 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
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance
Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:
- LAT certification and ability to pass LATG exam within 12 months of hire
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