University of Maryland Baltimore, the Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery is seeking an Laboratory Animal Research Assistant to maintain mouse colonies in a lab which is a leader in hearing research. This individual will be responsible for performing routine animal care procedures (blood collection), administering special diets, medication and experimental drugs. This individual will maintain husbandry records pertaining to animal census, animal breeding, dietary studies, infectious disease studies, weaning of mice, etc.
**This is a FULL-TIME, CONTRACTUAL position**
UMB offers 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.
Perform routine laboratory maintenance and research activities such as: general housekeeping, daily observations of animal health, collection of cultures and biological specimens for diagnostic testing and monitoring of animal health; diagnostic molecular (ELISA), bacteriological, or biological assays, breeding colonization processes, irradiation of blood products, and executing biochemical procedures such as: electrophoresis, blotting, chromatography, and DNA extractions, etc. May require performing psychological enrichment of certain species.
May perform advanced laboratory research activities on variety of animals species such as: obtaining blood, bone marrow, and tissue samples, perform animal surgery, post-operative care, implantation or placement of medical devices, administration of pharmaceuticals and nutrients, including anesthesia, and perform euthanasia process. May participate in the design of research studies.
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.
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.
Bachelor's degree in biology, agriculture, veterinary science, or field of study related to the animal science.
Consideration may be given for a unique combination of education and experience .*
Require training related to occupational safety and health, environmental compliance, shipping of hazardous materials and/or ionizing radiation.
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 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.
OTHER: May include working in biohazardous/select agents and/or in Biosafety Level 3 Laboratories (BLS3) which require successful completion of Department of Justice security clearance for work with Select Agents and Toxins, as required by Federal regulation.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Skill in animal husbandry care and handling with variety of species, including rodents.
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 use measurable and verifiable information for making decisions or judgments.
Ability to network with, and provide information to key groups and individuals.
Ability to work as part of a team.
Ability to use a consultative approach to resolve issues in area of responsibility.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience
If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Staffing & Career Services at 410-706-2606, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff - E3329C
Employee Class Exempt Contingent II
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Financial Disclosure: No
Organization: Medicine - Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
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