RESEARCH TECHNICIAN II (ANIMAL) - 3 positions
- Contractor shall have associate's degree in a biological science with a minimum experience of at least three years in animal research.
- Contractor shall possess the ability to effectively perform surgical preparations for multiple species.
- Contractor shall demonstrate excellent communication skills both oral and written.
- Contractor shall be proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Excel, Access, Power Point) and SharePoint.
- Contractor shall be physically able to stand for long periods of time and be able to carry equipment.
Highly Desired Qualifications:
- Degree: Prefer an academic field related to health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position.
- Certification: Prefer certification by American Association Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS), Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT), or Laboratory Animal Technologist (LAT).
- Maintains sanitation of cages and racks in experimental areas in accordance with all DoD, Federal and local regulations.
- Provide basic husbandry duties as well as prepare an enrichment schedule in accordance with all DOD, Federal and local regulations.
- Perform minor surgery and/or microsurgery on animals.
- Maintains records to comply with regulatory requirements. Knowledgeable of the requirements for AAALAC International accreditation.
- Collects experimental data from animals to include blood pressure, weight, blood analyses or other tests based off project support.
- Assist with statistical analysis of data as performs mathematical calculations as needed.
- Assists with developing standard operating procedures, maintain and document facility sanitation, ensure safety procedures are followed, documented, and maintained.
- Inform the Facility Manager of issues that arise or need repair to maintain the required standards.
- Orders and maintains supplies for the laboratory.
- Create and revise research forms, provide forms and regulatory guidance to research staff with guidance from the Attending Veterinarian (AV) and Branch Chief.
- Schedule and organize internal and external inspections, maintain the tracker for correction to deficiencies and provide a report to the AV as well as the Branch Chief.
- Review animal subjects research protocols as well as related documents to ensure they are followed as approved by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and Air Force policies.
- Maintain records and electronic databases of animal research protocols and their progress.
- Follow established research guidelines and policies for the animal care activities.
- Research regulations, compliance and guidelines with the Animal Care and Use Program.
- Provide quality control to the administrative area of the animal care program.
- Provide administrative support to the branch as well as other duties as assigned appropriate to the required functions of the research mission.
- Work a flexible schedule not to exceed 40 hours, this could include evenings, holidays, and weekends.
- Provide support for the occupational health and safety programs.
Compensation / Benefits: TMG offers comp. pay and benefits pkg. including health insurance; paid holidays, PTO, EAP, Education Assistance, 401(k) and College Savings Plan.
The McConnell Group is an equal opportunity employer EOE M/F/Disabled/Vet