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General Purpose: Please note that this is a part-time temporary position.
The PET Center is a state-of-the-art research facility dedicated to providing the highest quality of nuclear imaging research. In support of this mission, this position works independently under the general supervision of the Veterinary Research Associate and the lead Physicist of the PET Center. Responsible for all aspects of brain imaging studies on non-human primates.
- Preparation and care of non-human primates (NHPs) throughout brain imaging studies including animal transport, anesthesia induction & maintenance, post-anesthetic care, vital signs monitoring.
- Adhering to all policies and guidelines set-forth by the IACUC, USDA, AAALAC and research protocols.
- Carrying out emergency procedures necessary to treat cardiac or respiratory arrest in an NHP.
- Assisting in surgery to place vascular access ports. Maintaining vascular access ports on a regular basis.
- Collecting frequent blood samples during studies. Processing blood samples.
- Training NHPs for awake brain imaging and behavioral testing.
- Monitoring and documenting the health of NHP colony. Performing environmental enrichment on a regular basis.
- Assisting other investigators with projects.
- Record-keeping and database entry.
Required Education and Experience: Two years of related work experience in the same job family and a Bachelor's degree in a related field; or an equivalent combination of experience and education.
- Experience working with animals, including placement of IV lines, intubation, induction and maintenance of anesthesia, post anesthetic care.
- Ability and willingness to work with NHPs and radiopharmaceuticals.
- Ability to be organized, flexible, with the ability to work independently and efficiently.
- Ability and willingness to be trained in study specific database program, blood processing and radiopharmaceutical handling techniques.
- Ability to comprehend and adhere to various study protocols.
Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at http://bit.ly/2nmPCCF. Please be sure to reference this website when applying for this position.
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