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This Animal Research Technician II will be responsible for:
Daily observation, research medication
Biological sampling (blood
Performs bone marrow aspiration, CSF collection, and simple
Surgical and post-operative support, and maintaining tether
Daily communication with the team regarding animal status and project
Maintaining research and medical
Scheduling and coordinating with lab members as well as veterinary, husbandry and behavioral
Inventory control, supply
In order to qualify, you must have:
High School Diploma, Associate Degree in Biological or animal Sciences or related field preferred
Five (5)-year experience of supporting complex research animal models.
Knowledge of technical/sampling procedures in nonhuman primates or other large animals.
Thorough understanding of large animal protocols, regulations and ability to comply with IACUC requirements.
Experience with surgical assistance
Experience with inhalant and injectable anesthesia induction and monitoring
The team relies heavily on each other so a positive attitude, willingness to learn, and excellent written and verbal communication skills are a must!
Ability to work flexible schedules, including weekends and holidays, as required.
Effective written and oral communication skills, and ability to write legibly and follow instructions precisely Effective analytical and problem-solving skills, and good attention to detail.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills, able to work collaboratively in a team environment.
Proficiency using MS Office and excellent organizational skills.
Knowledge of hazardous chemical handling requirements (cleaning agents, anesthetic agents).
Knowledge of exposure to potential allergens (animal fur, animal dander).
Ability to follow safety protocols and wear required Personal Protective Equipment.
Excellent customer service skills.
Ability to understand and follow both oral and written instructions specific to researcher protocol requirements.
Must be self-motivated and able to work independently; must be able to collaborate effectively and work as a member of a team.
American Association for Laboratory Animal Science Certification at the LAT or LATg level and/or LVT.
Experience with NHP jacket and tether systems and management of indwelling catheters
Experience with staff training, SOP writing, compliance monitoring
Please note: During a public health emergency, individuals in this role may be expected to take on additional duties to respond to organizational needs
Boston Children's Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including a, affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement, cell phone plan discounts and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off). Flexible schedule (if applicable). Discover your best.
Boston Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability
Internal Number: 3121219
About Boston Children's Hospital
Boston Children's Hospital is a 395-bed comprehensive center for pediatric health care. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Children's offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age.