The University of Maryland School of Medicine has an opportunity for a Laboratory Animal Research Assistant to work in the Program in Comparative Medicine. The Laboratory Animal Research Assistant is responsible for performing animal-based research activities and animal clinical care in a laboratory setting with a variety of species. Work is performed in accordance with USDA animal welfare regulations, the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, Public Health Services (PHS), Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW), Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALACi), and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) guidelines.
This Exempt, Regular position offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
Essential Functions :
Perform technical services such as administering treatments, obtaining biological samples, providing pre/postoperative care, and euthanasia on a wide variety of species.
Conduct daily observations of animal health, record all findings, examinations, and treatments.
Ensure laboratories performing Good Laboratory Practice studies abide by regulations as defined in Title 21 US Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 58.
Collect and review data as it relates to collaborative research projects.
Generate data reports.
Observe, identify, and report animal health related problems as needed.
Assist in the collection of biological samples for research purposes, and diagnostic testing/animal health monitoring (e.g. ELISAs).
Compile and analyze data as it relates to quarantine and sentinels.
Assist with specialized veterinary procedures such as physical examinations, treatments, surgery, radiology, and necropsy procedures, on a wide variety of species.
Assist veterinarians in administering treatment to a wide variety of species in the facility 24hours/day, 365 days/year.
Ensure that all rooms are properly stocked with supplies, clean, and orderly.
Ensure laboratory work in accomplished in accordance with animal welfare regulations, USDA, the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, Public Health Service (PHS), Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW), Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) guidelines.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor's degree in biology, agriculture, veterinary science, biochemistry, chemistry, or field of study related to the animal science. Preferred Experience: Prior experience working with laboratory animals in a research setting, working with animals in a veterinary medical practice experience and/or experience participating in pre-clinical GLP studies. Other: May consider a combination of directly related experience and education.
The Hiring Range is in the low to mid $40,000s, 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.
UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy.
Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff - E3329C
Employee Class : Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Financial Disclosure: No
Organization: School of Medicine - Research & Graduate Studies
Job Posting: Jan 21, 2021
Unposting Date: Feb 5, 2021, 4:59:00 AM
Internal Number: 154561
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