Cage Wash Technician
Provide vivarium operations specifically cage wash tasks in compliance with PGI Animal Care and Use Program Description, according to Animal Welfare regulations, AAALAC International standard, PHS OLAW Assurance, and NYS DOH. Comply with established standard operating procedures related to assigned work area. Maintain cage wash operations to meet daily work load requirements, to include cleaning and preparing animal cages, caging supplies, and other vivarium equipment for cleaning process and use, filling cage and caging supply requests. Operate cage wash, bottle washer, water filtration systems, autoclave, and floor scrubbing machines properly following safety guidelines. Maintain and sanitize cash wash equipment and machines, cleanliness of cage wash rooms, and cleaning and sanitization of assigned vivarium areas. Maintain adequate PPE, and room supplies in work area by monitoring levels, and restocking as required. Assist with environmental monitoring, and pest control programs. Maintain accurate work area documentation, and room logs, vivarium experimental rooms, and support areas, monitor room conditions including temperature, humidity, and lighting as required. Assist in some rodent animal husbandry tasks as required, such as receive shipments of animals, receipt of food and bedding and other vivarium supplies, pack and dispose of vivarium waste, and euthanasia procedures as required.
Candidate must have good communication skills, have the ability to regularly lift up to 50 pounds and move heavy equipment around in a safe manner, and have the ability to stand, bend, reach, or crouch while working. Position requires availability to work on weekends and holidays as required to maintain compliance in oversight of animals 24/7. High school diploma or GED preferred, computer skills a plus.
To apply for the position please send your resume to Judy.Watson@psychogenics.com
In vivo Electrophysiology Job Description
Qualified candidate we are looking for should be a motivated, talented and disciplined scientist having expertise with in vivo single unit (extracellular) recordings. Applicants must possess a Ph.D. degree in Neuroscience or a related field, or MS with at least 5 to 10 years of experience. Superior communication skills and a demonstrated record of accomplishment are a must.
Design and perform experiments using In vivo extracellular recording; Excellent Stereotaxic and general surgery skills are a must; Hands on experience with animal handling, tissue collecting and blood sampling, blood vessel cannulation and dosing using different routes (IV, IP, PO) are required. Ensure that presentations and reports are available to clients in a timely manner. Contribute to manuscript preparation as needed. Train and supervise scientists as needed.
Experience with surface and deep EEG in rodents, and especially knowledge in EEG signals analysis experience. Experience with multiple electrode array and tetrodes recording, and experience with in vivo electrophysiology in preclinical models of neuropathic pain.
To apply for the position please send your resume to Sheng.Zhong@psychogenics.com
Sr. C++/.Net Developer Position
We have a great opportunity to contribute to bio-/chem-informatics/machine learning projects and to design/code original ideas and solutions. You will be an essential member of a small Informatics team working together to use C++, C#, Java, Python and MATLAB to create scalable, high quality solutions to meet the demands of fast growing highly sophisticated biotechnology business. This work will be done in a team environment with constant communication among team members as well as internal and external clients. The work environment requires multi-tasking and delivering quality work on multiple projects. Your ability to communicate is one of the key components to your success in this position.
To apply for the position please send your resume to Ian.Russell@psychogenics.com
Animal Care Technician
Provide animal care and husbandry in compliance with PGI Animal Care and Use Program Description, and in accordance with Animal Welfare regulations, AAALAC International Standard, PHS OLAW Assurance, and NYS DOH. Husbandry of rodents in the vivarium to include providing feed, water, clean cages, identifying sick animals, and notifying research staff according to established standard operating procedures. Maintenance of colony rooms to provide a healthy environment for animals. Receive shipments of animals. Assist with the following programs according to established standard operating procedures: Program of Veterinary Care, sentinel and quarantine programs, environmental monitoring, and pest control. Maintain documentation log sheets as required. Maintain vivarium experimental rooms and support areas as required.
To apply for the position please send your resume to Denise.Imbrogno@psychogenics.com
NeuroDegeneration Group - Research Associate
This position is for a Research Associate for the Systems Biology/Neurodegenerative group at PsychoGenics (level of Research Associate commensurate with experience). Primary tasks performed on a daily basis in mice and rats include compound dosing using various routes of administration, behavioral testing, data handling, tissue collection, and stereotaxic surgical techniques would be a plus. The candidate will be directly involved in graphing and analyzing data to better understand occurring trends and to highlight potential phenotypes in various mouse lines. Strong organizational and multitasking skills required. Will review, comprehend and comply with all SOP’s and IACUC, safety and quality assurance standards related to assigned work area at all times. Occasional weekend work required.
Minimum qualifications: Bachelor's degree in the biological sciences preferably related to behavior, pharmacology or psychology. Experienced in the handling and dosing of small animals (preferably mice) in a laboratory setting with stereotaxic surgical experience preferred. Leadership, organizational, multi-tasking, trouble shooting and deductive reasoning 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 Windows, Word, and Excel
To apply for the position please send your resume to Kim.Cirillo@psychogenics.com
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