Research Assistant Lab Animal - (170000KL)
The University of Maryland, Baltimore Department of Anesthesiology Research within the School of Medicine is seeking Laboratory Animal Research Assistants. The main duty of the Laboratory Animal Research Assistants is to perform animal survival surgery for producing animal stroke and hemorrhagic shock models in the laboratory of Anesthesiology department at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Work is performed in accordance with animal welfare regulations, USDA, the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, Public Health Services (PHS), Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW), Association for assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC), and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) guidelines.
The goals of the Department of Anesthesiology Research Laboratory are to conduction federal funded state-of-the-art research projects in the areas of brain ischemia and hemorrhagic shock.
This is a contractual position
UMB offers a generous benefits package that includes 10 vacation days, 11 personal and holidays, 5 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and supplemental retirement options; and limited tuition remission for employees enrolled at UMB.
- Perform animal survival surgery for producing animal stroke and hemorrhagic shock models in the laboratory and other routine laboratory maintenance and research activities such as: general housekeeping, daily observations of animal health, collection of biological specimens for diagnostic testing and monitoring of animal health; performing animal neurobehavioral measurements; diagnostic molecular (ELISA), bacteriological, or biological assays, breeding colonization processes.
- May perform advanced laboratory research activities on variety of animals species such as: obtaining blood, and tissue samples, perform post-operative care, implantation or placement of medical devices, administration of pharmaceuticals and nutrients, including anesthesia, and perform euthanasia process. May participate in the design of research studies.
- Compile and analyze research data using various relevant computer software applications and statistical methods.
- Assist with literature research, editing and preparing manuscripts, scientific illustrations and computer graphics for publication.
- May perform administrative duties such as: training and guiding students and/or other laboratory technicians; assisting in developing policies, procedures and/or methods for laboratory experimentation; and ordering supplies.
Bachelor's degree in biology, agriculture, veterinary science, or field of study related to the animal science.
Consideration may be given for a unique combination of education and experience.*
Require training related to occupational safety and health, environmental compliance, shipping of hazardous materials and/or ionizing radiation.
Bachelor's degree in an unrelated field with at least 18 credits in a field related to the research of the clinic or laboratory, as appropriate, or Bachelor's degree in unrelated field with at least one year of experience in a field directly related to the research of the clinic or laboratory, as appropriate. Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
Other: May include working in biohazardous/select agents and/or in Biosafety Level 3 Laboratories (BLS3) which require successful completion of Department of Justice security clearance for work with Select Agents and Toxins, as required by Federal regulation.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Skill in animal surgical procedures, husbandry care and handling with variety of species, including rodents.
- Ability to understand and utilize scientific/medical terminology and research theory in both oral and written communications.
- Skill in statistical interpretation and data analysis using statistical software as well as spreadsheet and database software applications.
- Ability to use measurable and verifiable information for making decisions or judgments.
- Ability to network with, and provide information to key groups and individuals.
- Ability to work as part of a team.
- Ability to use a consultative approach to resolve issues in area of responsibility.
Conditions of Employment: Candidates selected for employment may be subject to medical inquiries and/or medical examinations to determine ability to perform the job. Biosafety Laboratory Level 3 have additional guidelines specific to working in BLS3 environments requiring the receipt of BLS3 training, ability to demonstrated proficiency in BLS3 practice and techniques, and participate in medical surveillance. May be required to have current tetanus and/or diphtheria shots.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience
If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Human Resource Services at 410-706-2606, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
: Exempt Staff - E3329C
Employee Class Exempt Contingent II
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
: Day Job
: Medicine - Anesthesiology
: Mar 16, 2017
: Apr 5, 2017, 11:59:00 PM