Veterinary Research Assistant or Specialist - (170001MX)
The University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Medicine has multiple Veterinary Research positions available for the Department of Radiation Oncology . This veterinary research positions will be responsible for providing clinical care and treatment of laboratory animals in preclinical studies. Work is performed in accordance with department Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), animal welfare regulations, 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), Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) guidelines, and/or United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) 21CFR58 Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) regulations.
These positions are contractual and offer a generous benefits package that includes 10 vacation days, 11 personal and holidays, 5 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and supplemental retirement options; and limited tuition remission for employees enrolled at UMB.
Interested candidates may be considered for either the Veterinary Research Assistant or the Veterinary Research Specialist provided that meet the minimum requirements for the position.
Perform or assist with specialized veterinary procedures such as physical examinations, treatments, surgery, intubation and anesthesia monitoring, euthanasia, and radiology/radiation delivery.
Administer or assist in the administration of a health monitoring program including diagnostics.
Assist in ensuring that post-operative care is performed as appropriate.
Perform technical services for rodents (mice, rats), swine (minipigs, farm pigs), rabbits, and/or ferrets, as well as other species.
Perform or assist with maintenance of animal health records, requisitions, USDA receipts and dispositions.
Perform or assist in the training of animal care and research personnel.
Perform routine laboratory maintenance and research activities per established department SOPs, study/IACUC protocols, and in compliance with GLP regulations. Activities may include but are not limited to: general housekeeping, daily observations of animal health, collection of cultures and biological specimens, administration of pharmaceuticals and nutrients, including anesthesia, and performing euthanasia.
Perform some advanced laboratory research activities per established department SOPs, study/IACUC protocols, and in compliance with GLP regulations. Activities may include but are not limited to: serum chemistry white blood cell differentials; preparing cell samples for flow cytometry analysis and operation of flow cytometry; performing cell separations by density gradients; obtaining blood, bone marrow, and tissue samples; performing animal surgery and providing post-operative care.
Maintain detailed, accurate, and legible records for all animal procedures performed and instrumentation employed to comply with the Guidelines of Good Laboratory Practice.
Perform literature research, editing and preparing manuscripts, scientific illustrations and computer graphics for publication.
Perform administrative duties such as: assisting in developing policies, studies, procedures and/or methods for laboratory experimentation; and ordering supplies.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Education: Graduation from a two year American Veterinary Medical Association Accredited Veterinary Technician program.
Experience: Two (2) years of relevant experience preferably in a veterinary practice or research environment. To qualify for the Specialist, candidates must have a minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience.
Licensure/Certification: Registered as a Veterinary Technician in the state of Maryland is preferred. Additional American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) certifications are preferred.
Preferred: Bachelor's degree in a relevant field is preferred. Previous experience handling swine and/or rabbits is preferred. Previous experience working in preclinical toxicology in a regulated environment (GLP) is preferred.
Conditions of Employment: Candidates selected for employment may be subject to medical inquiries and/or medical examinations to determine ability to perform the job. May be required to have current tetanus and/or diphtheria shots.
May require training related to occupational safety and health, environmental compliance, shipping of hazardous materials and/or ionizing radiation.
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.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of appropriate handling of all species of laboratory animals position requirements. Ability to understand and utilize scientific/medical terminology and research theory in both oral and written communications. Skill in animal husbandry care and handling with variety of species, including rodents. Ability to perform position in compliance with all requirements, regulations, and laws. Ability to maintain high standards with the work being performed and maintain awareness with trends and influences. Assumes personal responsibility for all outcomes; makes effective and timely decisions; and learns how to effectively use technology. Skill in statistical interpretation and data analysis using statistical software as well as spreadsheet and database software applications. Ability to use measurable and verifiable information for making decisions or judgments.
Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts. 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 network with, and provide information to key groups and individuals.
Ability to work cooperatively with others and demonstrates professional, ethical, 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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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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