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TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE I , Mechanical Engineering , to join a multidisciplinary group of researchers and staff that support initiatives focused on developing clinically-relevant solutions to human diseases. Will plan, schedule, and conduct in vivo studies along with all related activities; keep accurate health records, project schedules, study data, and results; participate in the modification and annual review of protocols; maintain and develop standard operating procedures (SOPs) for in vivo-related activities; summarize and document research results/findings; research and provide content for presentations, grants, and fellowship proposals; ensure safety standards/procedures are followed, prepare lab for inspections, and correct any problems; train and coordinate the work of lower-level staff, student employees, and/or temporary staff; and communicate, interpret, and provide training on lab policies.
Job Requirements REQUIRED : a B.S./B.A. in a relevant field; two years' specialized lab experience, which may include experience gained as an undergraduate; strong basic animal handling/care skills; experience with sample collection and administration, IACUC protocols, and SOPs; desire to work with animals and learn new techniques/procedures; strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; ability to work independently and as part of a team; comfort summarizing and reporting results to researchers; commitment to exceeding quality standards, providing exceptional services, and producing accurate and high-quality work; meticulous attention to detail; practiced documentation skills; and awareness of basic safety issues and how to follow safety procedures and maintain a safe work environment. PREFERRED : experience with large and small animals in a research field, basic understanding of regulatory requirements, and AALAS (American Association of Laboratory Animal Science) certification and/or CVT (certified veterinary technician). Job #18770
Internal Number: 18770
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