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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

Scientist/Project Manager

Provide scientific and operational coordination of a NIH contract over a period of 5 years. Responsible for both scientific related tasks as well as operational/ administrative related responsibilities.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage and monitor NIH task orders and project deliverables and timelines.
  • Provide guidance and hands-on assistance on new test development.
  • Prepare study reports and presentation materials and other related SOPs as needed
  • Partner with management to plan studies and ensure that staff adheres to schedules and timelines.
  • Develop plans for backup and succession of personnel on the project.
  • Track the level of effort (labor) and material expenditures and work with Finance team to prepare monthly invoices.

Qualifications:

  • MS or PhD degree in behavioral neuroscience, pharmacology or related discipline.
  • 7+ years of related preclinical behavioral neuroscience experience in a scientific project management role.
  • Experience in Pain research strongly preferred as well as surgical experience.
  • Previous management/supervisory experience preferred.
  • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple responsibilities and priorities.
  • Computer proficiency in MS Office required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and organization skills.
  • Demonstrated independent analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Knowledge of regulations.
  • Ability to interact appropriately with all levels of employees and work effectively as a member of a team.

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



Vivarium Custodian

Responsible for all custodial needs of the PGI Paramus site. Monitor and assist with ordering consumable supplies as required for the vivarium operations, clean and organize stock rooms. Assist with delivering packages. Stock PPE for entire site. Sweep and mop floors in designated areas. Review, comprehend and comply with all SOPs, IACUC protocols, safety and quality assurance standards, as related to the assigned work area, assist cage wash and ACS with moving caging, sanitizing colony, surgery, and testing rooms.

Job Responsibilities:

1.  Custodial, and Cage Assembly Duties

  • 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.
  • Maintain accurate vivarium documentation and room logs as required.
  • Monitor room conditions including temperature, humidity, lighting, and pest control.
  • Maintain adequate supplies by monitoring levels, perform restocks as required.
  • Notifies supervisor of equipment malfunctions or problems in colony rooms.
  • Notifies supervisor of any non-compliance issues.
  • May assist with preparation of live animals or biological samples for shipping.
  • Assist in cage preparation areas as required.
  • Clean equipment following established standard operating procedures.
  • Disposes of Vivarium waste and carcasses in accordance with established protocols.
  • Performs additional cleaning or husbandry duties upon request.
  • Maintains and sanitizes equipment and machines according to established procedures.
  • Operates and maintains water filtration system.
  • Remove trash, sweep, mop, and provide general cleaning and sanitization of all Vivarium areas including floors, corridors, racks, sinks, counters, test rooms, and other areas as assigned.
  • Restocks consumable supplies as needed (paper towel, garbage bags, biohazard bags, disinfectant, and PPE).
  • Responsible for VHP and assisting with VHP.

2.   Supportive duties

  • Assists and helps with new projects as assigned and overseen by supervisor.
  • Perform weekly cage wash assessments following a preset guidelines/checklist and submit to the Vivarium Operations Director for review with follow up emails to staff.
  • Monitor inventory of vivarium supplies (to include but not limited to: food/bedding, PPE, disinfectants). Transport feed to different areas of the building.
  • As directed by supervisor, learn new skills and techniques to assist research groups, &/or in training other staff.
  • Performs monthly checks for expired disinfectant and other vivarium supplies.
  • Assist staff with cage wash duties as needed.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Experience in handling rodents is a plus.
  • Must be proficient in use of a standard computer application such as Microsoft Word & Excel.
  • Must be able to update and maintain a database and be able to clearly communicate verbally and via electronic mail.
  • Willingness and ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • A basic understanding of the science behind each task.

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



Animal Care Technician

  • Review, comprehend, and comply with all SOPs, IACUC policies, safety, and quality assurance standards related to assigned work area.
  • Daily husbandry of the rodents 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; assist with sentinel program procedures as needed.
  • 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.
  • Ensure availability to work on weekends and holidays as required.
  • 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.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to regularly lift up to 50 pounds and move heavy equipment in a safe manner.
  • Ability to regularly stand, bend, reach, or crouch while working.
  • Strong communication skills interacting with vivarium management and research staff.
  • 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 required.
  • Experience in a laboratory animal facility strongly preferred.
  • Achieve ALAT certification after 1 year of employment.

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



Senior Research Associate - Behavioral Pharmacology

We are looking for a highly motivated Senior Research Associate in behavioral neuroscience. The successful candidate will work in a team of scientists and researchers supporting the preclinical studies using rodent models and tests. The primary responsibilities of the candidate will include, but are not limited to conducting preclinical research of drug abuse liability, pain, cognition, and other assays as needed. The candidate will be responsible for surgeries, proper execution of experiments and preliminary data analysis. The candidate must be capable of working across teams and independently.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Execution of rodent studies in behavioral pharmacology, including drug abuse liability studies (such as intravenous self-administration and drug discrimination)
  • Executions of rodent surgeries in relevant studies (especially jugular vein catheter surgery in rats)
  • Preliminary experimental data analysis and draft of study report

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelors or Masters degree in life sciences, neuroscience, or psychology with 5+ years of laboratory and behavioral experience with rats and/or mice
  • Experience with a variety of behavioral tests with rats and mice, including operant conditioning based experiments
  • Surgical skills and dosing experience (IP, SC, PO, etc.)
  • Knowledge of pain assays desirable
  • Able to work well in a group atmosphere as well as independently
  • Good organization and troubleshooting skills
  • High level of commitment, excellent motivation to perform and to learn
  • Able to comprehend and comply with all SOP and IACUC, safety and quality assurance protocols
  • Computer skills on Microsoft Office and statistical software

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



Research Associate 2/ Research Associate 3 - Behavioral Pharmacology

We are looking for a highly motivated Research Associate in behavioral neuroscience. The successful candidate will work in a team of scientists and researchers supporting the preclinical studies using rodent models and tests. The primary responsibilities of the candidate will include but are not limited to conducting preclinical research of drug abuse liability, pain, cognition, and other assays as needed. The candidate will be responsible for surgeries, proper execution of experiments and preliminary data analysis. The candidate must be capable of working across teams and independently.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Execution of rodent studies in behavioral pharmacology pain assays preferred
  • Executions of rodent surgeries in relevant studies (jugular vein catheter surgery in rats a plus)
  • Preliminary experimental data analysis and draft of study report

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelors or Masters degree in life sciences, neuroscience, or psychology with 2+ years of laboratory and behavioral experience with rats and/or mice
  • Experience with a variety of behavioral tests with rats and mice, including operant conditioning based experiments
  • Surgical skills and dosing experience (IP, SC, PO, etc.)
  • Knowledge of pain assays desirable
  • Able to work well in a group atmosphere as well as independently
  • Good organization and troubleshooting skills
  • High level of commitment, excellent motivation to perform and to learn
  • Able to comprehend and comply with all SOP and IACUC, safety and quality assurance protocols
  • Computer skills on Microsoft Office and statistical software

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



Research Associate 3 – Immunohistochemistry

Position Details

  • Conduct laboratory projects from embedding to sectioning, labeling to imaging
  • Conduct laboratory projects in different departments
  • Work with samples which will be of animal and human origin
  • Embed, prepare and analyze biological tissue samples
  • Tissue cutting
  • Do histochemical stainings, immunohistochemistry
  • Do imaging and image analysis
  • Work with standard histological equipment such as cryostats; microtomes, microscopes and digital slide scanner
  • Place laboratory orders

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences required
  • 3-5 years’ experience in IHC and Histology
  • Demonstrated skills including paraffin and/or cryo cutting, handling chemicals, lab math and preparation of solution and dilutions, immuno-histochemical protocols and microscopy
  • Excellent communication skills, organizational skills, and attention to detail

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



Research Associate/ Senior Research Associate - Neurodegeneration Group

  • Primary tasks performed on a daily basis in mice will include Test Article dosing (IP, SC, IV, PO) using various routes of administration, behavioral testing, tissue collection (anatomical dissection of brain region, along with peripheral organs and muscles) and data handling (graphing and analyzing data).
  • Stereotaxic surgical techniques in rodents would be a plus, but not required.
  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills required.
  • Understanding of and compliance with company SOP’s and IACUC guidelines as well as safety and quality assurance standards related to the assigned work.
  • Follow proper protocol and safety procedures, as well as question and/or report any deviations to study protocols.

Qualifications include:

  • Bachelors or Master’s degree in the biological sciences, neuroscience, or related field.
  • Minimum three years of experience in handling and dosing of rodents in a laboratory setting.
  • 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.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Occasional weekend and holiday work will be required.

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







 

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