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Under general supervision, perform duties relating to technical research services which will include various research and special projects as directed by campus veterinarians. Focus on specialized behavioral tests, metabolic tests, and imaging procedures for the assessment and evaluation of animal phenotypes for investigator clients of Animal Care Program Rodent Phenotyping Core. Perform standardized tests based on research needs of investigator clientele. Maintain testing protocols and standard operating procedures for Rodent Phenotyping core.
Devise updates to standard testing protocol by researching scientific methods and published literature. Perform technical duties related to Rodent Phenotyping Core – including scheduling, coordinating research activity, maintain core rooms and equipment in good working order. Work with other areas of Animal Care Program for scheduling and organization of animal studies. Perform database input and generate analysis reports for clients and staff veterinarians.
Theoretical knowledge of biology and the necessary skills and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties; or a combination of education and experience.
Theoretical knowledge of basic anatomy of common laboratory species. Skills in basic collection techniques and sample collection methods.
Extensive work with mice. Demonstrated experience and skill handling small rodents.
Proficient skill and experience using Excel.
Strong ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form.
Ability to organize and coordinate a variety of tasks.
Ability to follow laboratory policies and procedures. Ability to follow all necessary safety procedures.
Extensive work with mice.
Job offer is contingent on a clear background check.
Pre-employment physical and TB test are required.
Must be willing and able to work with hazardous materials.
Occasional overtime evenings and weekends may be required.
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