Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Laboratory Researcher III for the Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED). As part of ORED, independently provides diversified care, feeding, transportation, breeding, maintaining colony health status and genotyping for all animals used in the ABSL2/3 core facility. This position coordinates and assists in the general maintenance of the ABSL2/3 core facility and other areas as assigned. The Laboratory Researcher III is responsible for daily maintenance of the animal colony rooms to be in compliance with animal welfare regulations, university and CMR policies.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Ensures the humane care and treatment of the animals.
Participates in leading, directing and training Laboratory Animal Care Technicians, Senior Laboratory Animal Care Technicians, and others.
Performs animal husbandry and colony monitoring procedures (surveillance, RODAC testing, genotyping) with special attention to the needs of virus free species, observing and reporting signs of illness, injury or distress in animals.
Interacts with their supervisor regarding needs of individual research projects and PI's and becomes familiar with all project protocols as it relates to daily husbandry needs of the colony rooms they maintain.
Ensures areas of noncompliance with regulations are reported; daily animal census are recorded and performs euthanasia when instructed.
Participates in research projects under the supervision of the PI’s as approved by CMR management and guides/instructs Lab Animal Care Technicians and others.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Requires a Bachelors of Science education or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
A minimum of two year of research related animal handling experience.
Must have AALAS Laboratory Animal Technician Certification or AALAS Laboratory Animal Technoligist Certification.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license and be willing to travel, when necessary, to sites throughout New Jersey for business demands.
Group-leading experience for the performance of the job.
Must be able to read, write, follow instructions and communicate in the English language.
Must be detail oriented.
Understanding ABSL2/3 guidelines, genetics, breeding of mice is desirable.
Certified AALAS Laboratory Animal Technician or Technologist level.
We prefer the specialized training, specific knowledge, skills, and abilities, as demonstrated by the Certified Technologist level.
On prolonged daily basis must be able to perform the physical demands of the job of being able to lift 50 pounds, push and pull heavy loads of equipment, bend, stoop and reach, and work in cage wash and animal room conditions while wearing safety apparel and personal protective equipment (PPE).
Additionally the position requires the ability to stand or walk on hard surfaces for most of the work day, including slippery surfaces.
The work environment includes potential exposure to zoonotic diseases, and the use of hazardous and restricted chemicals.
Potential exposure to animal dander, fluids and soiled waste as well as cleaning chemicals.
The wearing of PPE could increase body temperature.
Must be able to lift 50 lbs and participate in the Occupational Health Program for animal workers.
Regular workweek may be other then Monday through Friday.
Will include weekends and/or holidays as needed.
Must be able to pass pre-employment physical examination.
Clean Driving Record
Posting Number: 19ST4332
Location: Rutgers University-Newark
Internal Number: 102289
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.