The McConnell Group, Inc
  • 19-Nov-2021 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Dayton, OH, USA
  • Full Time

RESEARCH TECHNICIAN II (ANIMAL) - 3 positions


Mandatory Qualifications:

  1. Contractor shall have associate's degree in a biological science with a minimum experience of at least three years in animal research.
  2. Contractor shall possess the ability to effectively perform surgical preparations for multiple species.
  3. Contractor shall demonstrate excellent communication skills both oral and written.
  4. Contractor shall be proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Excel, Access, Power Point) and SharePoint.
  5. Contractor shall be physically able to stand for long periods of time and be able to carry equipment.

Highly Desired Qualifications:

  1. Degree: Prefer an academic field related to health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position.
  2. Certification: Prefer certification by American Association Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS), Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT), or Laboratory Animal Technologist (LAT).

Tasks:

  1. Maintains sanitation of cages and racks in experimental areas in accordance with all DoD, Federal and local regulations.
  2. Provide basic husbandry duties as well as prepare an enrichment schedule in accordance with all DOD, Federal and local regulations.
  3. Perform minor surgery and/or microsurgery on animals.
  4. Maintains records to comply with regulatory requirements. Knowledgeable of the requirements for AAALAC International accreditation.
  5. Collects experimental data from animals to include blood pressure, weight, blood analyses or other tests based off project support.
  6. Assist with statistical analysis of data as performs mathematical calculations as needed.
  7. Assists with developing standard operating procedures, maintain and document facility sanitation, ensure safety procedures are followed, documented, and maintained.
  8. Inform the Facility Manager of issues that arise or need repair to maintain the required standards.
  9. Orders and maintains supplies for the laboratory.
  10. Create and revise research forms, provide forms and regulatory guidance to research staff with guidance from the Attending Veterinarian (AV) and Branch Chief.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Maintain records and electronic databases of animal research protocols and their progress.
  14. Follow established research guidelines and policies for the animal care activities.
  15. Research regulations, compliance and guidelines with the Animal Care and Use Program.
  16. Provide quality control to the administrative area of the animal care program.
  17. Provide administrative support to the branch as well as other duties as assigned appropriate to the required functions of the research mission.
  18. Work a flexible schedule not to exceed 40 hours, this could include evenings, holidays, and weekends.
  19. 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



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