Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Location: Hyde Park Campus
Unit-specific Responsibilities 1) Manage the import/export of rodent non-commercial orders, coordinate with other institutions and veterinarians regarding health status, shipment and receipt of animals coming from external/non-approved sources. Manage all related paperwork and communications pertaining to import/exports, maintain colony case records for all incoming and outgoing shipments.
2) Coordinate and perform rodent clinical activities, maintain clinical case records, communicates with veterinarians and investigative staff, administer treatments when required, coordinate/manage outbreak response in conjunction with veterinarians, maintain information on available isolators for quarantine, maintain records of special breeding and technical services for quarantine.
3) Assist with the rodent quarantine and sentinel program, coordinate transfer of animals from quarantine to procedural facilities, collect diagnostic samples and performs necropsies. Assure completion of health observations and facility rounds as needed including some weekends and holidays.
4) Prepare reports for investigators concerning health information after quarantine and prepare breeding reports for investigators after quarantine process is complete
5) Train, advise and assist in instructing investigators and research staff in animal handling and technical procedures related primarily to research of principal investigators, hold meetings with new investigators to plan activities
1) Strong organizational and communication skills.
2) Ability to interact and communicate effectively, oral and written, with faculty, investigators, administrators, staff and outside vendors.
3) Ability to initiate problem solving and to prioritize tasks.
4) Good judgment and decision-making skills.
1) Bachelor's Degree in a field relevant to the research being conducted AND 1-3 years of experience with biomedical research environment required OR Associate's Degree in Veterinary Technology (prefer Certified Animal Health Technician in Illinois or other states)Â 2) AALAS certification at any level
1) Previous animal research related experience, including animal husbandry and medically oriented animal care experience.
2) The ability to lift up to 75 pounds maximum with frequent lifting or carrying of objects weighing up to 20 pounds, to push or pull objects weighing up to 100 pounds maximum.
3) Occasional stooping, kneeling and reaching.
4) Requires 20% sitting and 80% standing and walking.
5) Excellent dexterity of hands and fingers.
1) Cover Letter
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