Research Associate - Breeding
This position is for a Research Associate in the Breeding team at PsychoGenics (level of Research Associate commensurate with experience). The breeding team is responsible for the breeding and maintenance of several transgenic mouse models for various research groups. Primary tasks performed on a daily basis in mice include: Setting up breedings, checking for plugs, identifying neonates, ear notching, toe tattooing, tail tattooing, ear tagging, weaning, sacrificing animals and identifying/treating common mouse health issues. Other tasks such as adult dosing and sentinel blood collection/processing may be required. Ideal candidate must be able to account for every mouse in the colony and maintain clear and accurate files. Must be proficient at using Microsoft Excel and Word. Strong organizational and multitasking skills required. Must review, comprehend and comply with all SOPs and IACUC, safety and quality assurance standards related to assigned work area at all times.
Animal technician with at least 2 years of mice handling and breeding experience. Leadership, organizational, multi-tasking skills required along with willingness and ability to work independently and as part of a team. Occasional weekend work required. Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office program in particular Word and Excel.
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