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SoBran is seeking a Veterinary Technician II to serve at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland (LARC 11).
This is a general summary of the responsibilities associated with the position of Veterinary Technician I for the NIH, Laboratory Animal Research Contract (LARC). This description is not inclusive of all duties required to successfully complete the job each day. It is intended to reflect SoBran’s contractual obligations to the LARC. Employees are expected to complete all assigned duties each day. The duties include rodent breeding colony management and associated technical procedures such as tail clipping, ear tagging, ear punching, tattooing of both tails and toes, weaning and collection of routine diagnostic samples; record keeping and database maintenance. This person will need to be familiar with both general and local anesthesia of rodents. Assist research staff with establishing new or retiring breeders when requested. Properly handle and transfer animals using micro-isolator techniques. The technician will be trained and proficient in such a way that the work is accomplished in accordance with SOPs, policies and guidelines associated with the expectations of their position. They are to serve as the subject matter expert. We expect the Research Technician to be forward thinking and create and assist in developing plans to enhance the performance of the staff working on this contract. The technician must possess strong verbal and written communication and teaching skills. The technician will assist the Program Management in the efficient allocation of the budget, write and maintain reports and develop and maintain an effective relationship with the Government staff.
This position’s responsibilities include:
Understands and follows all SOP’s and Quality Assurance Standards
Prepares and submits required written records, charts, logs and inventories as requested by the Principal Investigator
Perform Laboratory procedures (Genomic DNA preparation from tail clips and PCR from genomic DNA to genotype animals)
Maintain breeding colony management and recordkeeping
Basic knowledge of math and statistics through education and/or demonstrated experience
Coordinate and communicate special projects or procedures as requested
Use of computer programs to maintain data as requested
Safely and correctly handle and restrain animals for observation and procedure
Collect, preserve and prepare blood and tissue samples for testing and shipment
Place and maintain all forms and methods of animal identification in all species
Participate in all required trainings (topics may include: animal specific information and technical procedures, medical care, OSHA, regulatory, ASP support, and standard operating procedures)
Achieve and maintain a proficiency score of at least 95% within one year of appointment, and each year thereafter
Responsible for maintaining adequate supply of equipment
Knowledge of operational principles behind the techniques and procedures used
Collect post-mortem specimens for shipment or evaluation
Participate in weekly technical or SOP training
Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs; bend, stoop, climb and stand for a prolonged period
Perform miscellaneous duties as assigned
Schedule requirements: Work hours for this position are 7:00 am to 3:30 pm M-F. You may be required to work on the weekends as scheduled. The weekend hours are from 7:00 am to 11:00 am. In addition, you may be required to work extra hours during an emergency situation or if any unexpected situation arise until work is completed.
Required Experience: 5 years of experience as a veterinary technologist in the Laboratory Animal Field working with multiple species preferred, will consider candidates with comparable experience and length of service in companion animal practice.
Required Education: Employees’ appointed to the position of Veterinary Technician II must meet one of the following standards prior to appointment:
An Associate's degree in Veterinary Technology
A Bachelor's degree in one of the Physical Sciences, Animal Sciences, or related discipline
Existing LAT certification and complete LATG within 1 year of hire/eligibility required
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