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Teamwork, Excellence, Creativity and Entrepreneurial Spirit

At PsychoGenics we value teamwork, excellence, creativity and entrepreneurial drive. We are excited about our mission and endeavor each day to build a company that fosters that excitement. We believe that our employees are our most important and valued asset and we are committed to the creation of a working environment that encourages each employee’s professional and personal development. We believe in rewarding the efforts of our employees through competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits plan.

Job Openings

Research Associate, Behavioral Pharmacology

The Research Associate assists in the execution of behavioral and psychopharmacological experiments involving small rodents under the Behavioral Pharmacology Team at PsychoGenics.

Job Responsibilities:

Qualified candidates should help in conducting tests and procedures for pre-clinical studies. Responsibilities include drug formulation, small rodent (mice/rats) dosing (po, iv, ip, and sc), behavioral testing (ex: depression, anxiety, psychosis, motor coordination), proper animal care and data analysis. Applicant should have basic knowledge of statistical analyses and graphing programs. Additional responsibilities include understanding of and compliance with company SOP’s and IACUC guidelines as well as safety and quality assurance standards related to the assigned work

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in the biological sciences preferably related to behavior, neuroscience, pharmacology or psychology. Applicant with prior experience in handling small rodents (preferably mice and/or rats) in a laboratory discipline is desirable. Experience with Microsoft Windows, Word, & Excel is required. Ability to quickly learn new software for experimental procedures preferred. Organizational & multitasking skills, as well as the ability to work well in a team environment are required. Experience in rodent behavioral testing and dosing are preferred. Occasional weekend and holiday work will be required.

To apply for the position please send your resume to Taleen Hanania





Cage Wash Technician

Provide vivarium operations and cage wash tasks 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. Maintain cage wash operations to meet daily work load requirements. Assist with the following programs according to established standard operating procedures: environmental monitoring, and pest control. Maintain documentation log sheets as required. Maintain vivarium experimental rooms and support areas as required.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Review, comprehend, and comply with all SOPs, safety, and quality assurance standards related to assigned work area.
  • Clean animal cages and caging supplies, and other vivarium equipment following established standard operating procedures.
  • Prepare animal cages and caging supplies, and other vivarium equipment for cleaning process.
  • Fill cage and caging supply requests.
  • Maintain and sanitize cash wash equipment and machines according to established standard operating procedures.
  • Operate cage wash, bottle washer, water filtration systems, autoclave, floor scrubbing machines properly following safety guidelines.
  • Notify supervisor of equipment malfunctions immediately upon finding.
  • Maintain cleanliness of cage wash rooms, cleaning and sanitization of assigned vivarium areas, according to established standard operating procedures.
  • Dispose of vivarium waste in accordance with established standard operating procedures.
  • Receive and store food and bedding supplies according to established standard operating procedures.
  • Maintain accurate documentation logs 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, and room supplies in work area by monitoring levels, and restocking as required.

Required Qualifications:

  • Communicates information accurately, clearly, and concisely to ensure understanding.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED.

To apply for the position please send your resume to Denise Imbrogno



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 will include Test Article administration using various routes of administration, behavioral testing, tissue collection and data handling (graphing and analyzing data). Stereotaxic surgical techniques would be a plus, but not required. Strong organizational and multitasking skills required. Additional responsibilities include understanding of and compliance with company SOP’s and IACUC guidelines as well as safety and quality assurance standards related to the assigned work.

Minimum qualifications: Master’s degree in the biological sciences preferably related to behavior, pharmacology or psychology. Experience in handling and dosing of mice in a laboratory setting. Leadership, organizational, multi-tasking, trouble shooting and deductive reasoning skills required, along with a willingness and ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Must be willing to work in a dynamic fast-paced environment with tight deadlines. Must be willing to follow proper protocol and safety procedures, as well as question and/or report any deviations to study protocols. Candidate should willing to learn new procedures and tasks quickly and efficiently, as well as being easily adaptable to changing testing methods. Candidate must have working knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel and powerpoint.

Occasional weekend and holiday work will be required. PsychoGenics is not offering relocation or visa sponsorship for this position.

To apply for the position please send your resume to Kim Cirillo







 

Career Opportunities

  • PsychoGenics
  • 215 College Road, Paramus, NJ 07652
  • Tel: (914) 406-8000
  • Fax: (914) 406-8090