The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), Institute of Human Virology (IHV), part of the University of Maryland, School of Medicine is seeking a Laboratory Animal Research Assistant. This position will be responsible for performing animal research activities and animal clinical care in a laboratory. This position will also have an administrative component up to but not limited to work distribution, training and some supervision.
UMB offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
Monitors and maintains the physical facility for Animal Facilities and the IHV Building..
Oversees the maintenance of documentation for animal maintenance to ensure compliance with all regulatory agencies such as "The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals", Public Health Services (PHS), Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW), Association for assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC), and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) guidelines.
Compile and may analyze research data using various relevant computer software applications.
Assist with literature research, editing and preparing manuscripts, scientific illustrations and computer graphics for publication.
Liaison with principal Investigators: Interacts with Principal Investigators to provide timely support services.
May perform administrative duties such as: training and guiding students and/or other laboratory technicians; assisting in developing policies, procedures and/or methods for laboratory experimentation; and ordering supplies.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor's degree in biology, agriculture, veterinary science, or field of study related to the animal science.
Experience: Previous animal husbandry preferred. Consideration may be given for a unique combination of education and experience.*
Bachelor's degree in an unrelated field with at least 18 credits in a field related to the research of the clinic or laboratory, as appropriate, or Bachelor's degree in unrelated field with at least one (1) year of experience in a field directly related to the research of the clinic or laboratory, as appropriate. (Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.)
Skill in animal husbandry care and handling with variety of species, including rodents. Ability to gain knowledge and meet the reporting needs of the university's policies and practices for Institutional Review, Human Protections, Animal Protections and other the like. Ability to understand and utilize scientific/medical terminology and research theory in both oral and written communications. Skill in statistical interpretation and data analysis using statistical software as well as spreadsheet and database software applications. Ability to understand and apply approved guidelines of varying research protocols. Knowledge of best practice in research protocols and procedures. Ability to use measurable and verifiable information for making decisions or judgements. Excellent organizational and project management skills. Ability to use a consultative approach to resolve issues in area of responsibility. Ability to maintain high standards with the work being performed and maintain awareness with trends and influences. Assume personal responsibility for all outcomes; makes effective and timely decisions; and learns how to effectively use technology. Skill in data abstraction and entry into study specific database software applications. Skill in statistical interpretation and data analysis using statistical software as well as spreadsheet and database software applications. Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts. Writes and presents information in a clear and concise way. Interprets and understands written information and is able to listen attentively to verbal and non-verbal cues that lead to a deeper understanding. Ability to maintain confidentiality of subjects and information obtained. Ability to network with, and provide information to key groups and individuals. Ability to work as part of a team. customer expectations, and provide follow-up with customers.al, respectful, and courteous behavior when interacting with others. Capable of interacting pleasantly and positively with other to meet customer expectations, and provide follow-up with customers.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience
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