Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
About the Job: This position will collect data according to GLP regulations. They will participate in surgical procedures, including pre and post-operative care of small and large animal models for research. These include ensuring that the lab has all required supplies in appropriate quantities to function smoothly. They need to be personally motivated to succeed in a high-paced work environment. Position is eligible for overtime and the hourly wage will be $18-20. Specific duties include: Study Support – 30% • Maintain meticulous records and collect data accurately in accordance with GLP guidelines • Organizes data into tables and text utilizing Microsoft Access, Excel and Word • Assist with data entry of monthly lab activity into Access database • Responsible for sensitive and confidential material • Conducts research in accordance with GLP regulations • At the direction of the study director, assist in the assembly and review of study related data.
Surgical Support – 30% • Participates in surgical induction and recovery of large and small animal models • Assist with complex laboratory/surgical procedures when adequately trained, including but not limited to, angiographies, endoscopic, interventional procedures, and general and cardiac surgery • Monitor animal’s condition (heart rate, respiratory rate, temperature, etc.) during procedures and the duration on study.
Research Lab Inventory Management: 30% • Oversee and manage lab inventory and create lists of items to be ordered o Create requisitions in EFS system o Receive upon arrival and process invoices for payment • Monitor requisitions for timely receipt and trouble shoot order problems • Research information needed for special order items/new products • Manage vendor information in lab company contacts spreadsheet (Excel) and in EFS vendor forms • Set up new accounts with lab vendors in EFS system • Retrieve prescriptions from pharmacy and maintain research lab drug log • Blood data entry: log, receive, QC and file in data books and spreadsheets • Package and ship study related materials (lab images, tissues, research data) following material handling guidelines • Trouble shoot missing lab or research items
Lab Support – 10% • Calibrate equipment and be able to troubleshoot equipment properly • Initiate and revise lab SOPs as needed • Clean lab, instruments and equipment • Assemble instrument and packs as needed • Other duties as assigned
The University of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including: Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave Low cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts Excellent retirement plans with employer match Disability and employer paid life insurance Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75%-100% of eligible tuition Student loan forgiveness opportunity Opportunities for growth and promotion Employee Assistance Program
Bachelor’s degree in a social or natural science with at least one year of experience, or a combination of education and work experience to equal five years
Must be willing to work a flexible work week; core lab hours are 7am to 3:30pm
Must be able to lift 50lbs by oneself, must be able to sit and stand for long periods
Must rotate on an on-call schedule for evenings, weekends, and holidays
Experience with data analysis, and working as a team member in a lab setting
Experience with conducting research according to scientific protocols and summarizing data in reports
Experience with animal models for medical research, specifically implantable devices
Experience with animal and some human anatomy and physiology
Experimental surgical skills and experience with sterile procedure
Experience with conducting research according to GLP regulations
Experience with University EFS system
Proficiency with MS Word, Excel and Access
Internal Number: 339358
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