Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Location: Hyde Park Campus
Maintain breeding colony and breeding colony film isolators, records, and lines (includes tag, tail, wean, and colony status records)
Prepare materials for experimental procedures with germ-free animals, perform experimental interventions with germ-free animals and assist the Principal Investigator group to perform experiments within the facility
Assist with basic husbandry activities within the GRAF including health checks, cage change, materials introduction into flexible film isolators.
Assist with film isolator recycle/rebuild, perform weekly film isolator culture set-ups
Train PI groups and other research personnel working in the GRAF
Assist with husbandry, cage wash, facility and or technical interventions at the Howard T. Ricketts Laboratory (HTRL) as work demands and schedule permits
Perform facility maintenance and upkeep (equipment and supplies) and administrative support to the Director of GRA
Â Maintains technical and administrative support for a research project.
Installs, sets up, and performs experiments; interacting with students and other laboratory staff under the direction of the principal investigator.
Maintains recruiting and scheduling research subjects; assisting with developing or amending study protocols; assisting with developing data collection tools; assisting with building databases; and, providing general administrative support. Has general awareness in research techniques or methods, regulatory policies and procedures, and relevant scientific field.
Performs other related work as needed.
Bachelorâ™s degree in a scientific field OR in a field relevant to the research being conducted
Previous work experience in an academic environment and biomedical research
Two years of experience in a scientific animal research setting and experience in a gnotobiotics facility
Licenses and Certifications:
AALAS at any level
ABSL3 experience and Select Agent Clearance
Computer knowledge and skills
Excellent written, verbal and organizational skills
Ability to demonstrate excellent interpersonal/communication skills
Qualification for Select Agent clearance
Knowledge of regulatory compliance
Willingness to work successfully as a member of a team, ability to communicate effectively with faculty, graduate students and various administrative offices at all levels of the University, ability to prioritize
Decision making skills and ability to work under pressure of frequent deadlines
High level of tact and discretionary judgment with regard to access of confidential material
Ability to work on more than one project at one time and meet deadlines
Capacity to handle multiple tasks in a short amount of time
Must be detailed and organized and respect confidentiality
Ability to analyze and solve problems
Ability to interact with all levels of staff within the division
Requires a fair amount of walking between facilities, also entails standing at hoods and sitting at isolators in facility, laboratory and office environment
Clearance and training for use of respiratory protection including half-face respiratory and/or PAPR
Cover Letter (preferred)
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Internal Number: JR09264
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