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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

Animal Care Technician

Overview of Position:

Animal Care (AC) Technician position in support of PsychoGenics (PGI) vivarium operations. AC tasks are performed in compliance with PGI Animal Care and Use Program Description, according to Animal Welfare regulations, AAALAC International standard, PHS OLAW Assurance, and NJS regulations. Candidate must adhere to and comply with Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) policies, safety, PGI quality assurance standards, and established standard operating procedures related to assigned work area. AC provide animal care and husbandry of rodents in the vivarium including provision of food, water, clean cages, enrichment, monitoring animal health, minor treatment procedures, animal handling, and euthanasia. AC assist with vivarium operation programs according to established standard operating procedures to include Program of Veterinary Care (PVC), sentinel and quarantine programs, environmental monitoring, and pest control. Colony rooms, experimental rooms, and support areas maintained and sanitized to provide a healthy environment for animals. Accurate and completeness of vivarium documentation, including vivarium room logs required. Monitoring of room conditions including temperature, humidity, lighting, room and rack airflow as required. Receive shipments of animals. Maintain adequate personal protective equipment, PVC kit, and common room supplies in work area by monitoring levels, and restocking as required. Prepare and dispose of vivarium waste.

Candidate must have good communication skills interacting with vivarium management and research staff. Candidate must have the ability to regularly lift up to 50 pounds and move heavy equipment 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 animal care and use, providing oversight of animals 24/7. High school diploma or GED, and experience in a laboratory animal facility preferred, computer skills a plus.

To apply for the position please send your resume to Rebecca Buonadies



Research Associate / Breeding Team

Overview of Position:

This position is for a Research Associate to work with the Breeding Team at PsychoGenics (level of Research Associate commensurate with experience). The breeding team is responsible for the breeding and maintenance of numerous 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
  • Identifying/treating common mouse health issues
  • Adult dosing and sentinel blood collection/processing may be required
  • Review, comprehend and comply, consistently, with all SOPs and IACUC, safety and quality assurance standards related to assigned work area.

Ideal candidate must be able to account for every mouse in the colony and maintain clear and accurate files.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Animal technician with at least 2 years of mice handling and breeding experience.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science.

Required/Preferred Qualifications:

  • Leadership, strong organizational, and 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 specifically Word and Excel.

To apply for the position please send your resume to Judy Watson Johnson



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 Rebecca Buonadies



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







 

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