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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



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.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain C++/C# data analysis/processing projects
  • Develop cutting edge solutions to maximize performance and expand scalability and distributed processing capabilities of the system.
  • Provide troubleshooting and root cause analysis of any problems.
  • Professionally communicate your designs and implementations to the members of the team and clients.
  • Manage timelines to complete objectives.

Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years experience developing and maintaining C/C++ and/or C# code
  • Experience in object-oriented software development environment
  • 1+ year(s) C# and .Net development
  • Familiarity with Java and/or Python development
  • Understanding of multi-tier application design and development
  • Experience developing and deploying software in both Windows and Linux environments
  • Able to manage own development schedule
  • Team player attitude with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Immediate availability

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CNS Drug Discovery and/or ChemInformatics background (a big plus)
  • Working knowledge of cross-platform performance optimization primitive libraries (e.g., Intel IPP, Xlib, oOpenglGL, oOpencvCV)
  • GPU-oriented development
  • Knowledge of machine learning algorithms and their implementations (e.g., SVM, Bayesian Networks)
  • MATLAB development and deployment
  • Linux administration
  • Understanding of computer vision algorithmsencoding, pattern recognition and image/video analysis
  • ASP.Net and/or PHP development and deployment
  • T-SQL development and data modeling

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.

Job Responsibilities:

90% of time, Priority A

  • Review, comprehend, and comply with all SOPs, IACUC policies, safety, and quality assurance standards related to assigned work area.
  • Daily husbandry of the animals in the vivarium to include the provision of feed, water, clean cages, and enrichment.
  • Basic sanitation and maintenance of colony rooms to include sweeping and mopping of animal quarters, rotating animal cages, racks and room supplies for cleaning according to schedule, disinfecting all areas in room.
  • Monitor the health of the animals and report any sick or dead to the PVC and room lab contact staff.
  • Receive and house shipments of animals.
  • Bedding sample collection for sentinels.
  • Maintain accurate documentation records as required; including room logs.
  • Monitor room conditions including temperature, humidity, room and rack airflow, and lighting; with timely reporting of any issues to facilities.
  • Maintain adequate PPE, PVC kit, and other common room supplies by monitoring levels, and restocking as required.
  • Monitoring of animal health, and perform procedures such as teeth trims, antibiotic treatments, animal handling, euthanasia, and other simple procedures as certified trained and as required.
  • Assist with training of new staff as needed.
  • Assist with cathether flushes as needed.

10% of time, Priority B

  • Participates in animal care staff meetings to discuss workflow and staffing concerns, and contribute ideas regarding efficiency improvements.
  • Participates in scheduled training modules for required annual training and refresher training for identified procedures.
  • Notifies supervisor of equipment malfunctions or problems in colony rooms in timely manner.
  • Notifies supervisor of any non-compliance or animal welfare issues.
  • Prepares wet feed diet as required.
  • Preparation of live animals or biological samples for shipping.
  • Training of new husbandry staff as required.
  • Assist in cage wash areas as required.
  • Disposes of vivarium waste in accordance with established protocols.
  • Performs additional cleaning or duties upon request.

Required Qualifications:

  • Communicates information accurately, clearly, and concisely to ensure understanding. Follows established work schedules and communicates well with supervisor, demonstrating respect to management and colleagues.
  • Attention to detail mandatory, records information accurately, ability to follow instructions, and work both independently and as a team member.
  • Observes carefully in order to respond appropriately, answer questions, or obtains needed information to perform required tasks.
  • Cooperates and communicates with all PGI staff in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Maintains confidentiality of research study information.
  • Demonstrates good judgment, completes assignments in a timely manner, and adjusts well to changes in work schedule, work flow, and priorities.
  • Ability to regularly lift up to 50 pounds and move heavy equipment around in a safe manner. Ability to stand, bend, reach, or crouch while working.
  • Ability to work on weekends and holidays as required to maintain compliance in oversight of animals 24/7.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • AALAS certification required within two years of employment at PGI.
  • Two years experience in a laboratory animal facility.

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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  • PsychoGenics
  • 765 Old Saw Mill River Road, Tarrytown, NY 10591
  • tel: (914) 406-8019
  • fax: (914) 593-0645