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Animal Biologist Small Animal
Guidehouse Bethesda, MD

Animal Biologist Small Animal

Bethesda, MD
Expired: February 01, 2024 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Vision , Medical , Dental , Life Insurance , Retirement
  • Full-Time
Job Family:
Laboratory Animal Technician (Digital)

Travel Required:

Clearance Required:
Ability to Obtain Public Trust

What You Will Do:
We are currently searching for an Animal Biologist Small Animal. The purpose of this position is to perform and train veterinary procedures to laboratory and research scientists and fellows and assist in therapeutic ultrasound procedures in experimental animals including mice, and rats; operating computer and laboratory equipment; aid in the development of Animal Care and Use Committee (ACUC) protocols; participate in the planning of and performs research studies; ordering and maintaining the necessary supplies for laboratory imaging use; demonstrate the proper use and methods associated with MRI scanners and associated software and develop new methods and procedures or substantially modify existing guideline to resolve technical problems. This is a full-time onsite opportunity in Bethesda, MD.
  • Study the principles of living systems, with particular focus on the effects on animal biology, veterinary medicine, imaging techniques and ancillary laboratory equipment and up to date with the current Animal Care and Use Committee (ACUC) for appropriate care of animals. Maintain and update animal protocols for new and existing techniques.
  • Prepares animals for experimental imaging and therapeutic studies including anesthesia, shave, Nair, injection catheters, physiological monitoring, retro-orbital infusion, intraarterial infusion, intracardiac injection, subcutaneous tumor implantation, intraperitoneal injection, surgical techniques, necropsies, blood and tissue sample collection, and proper disposal of animal carcasses.
  • Carry out molecular biological experiments, including cell culture, tissue homogenization, protein and RNA extraction techniques, multiplex enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, Western blotting, RT-PCR, tissue handling and flow cytometry.
  • Perform a variety of specialized tissue fixation, embedding, sectioning, staining and immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence techniques and perform analysis of animal tissues; prepare frozen slices and paraffin section appropriately stained to demonstrate normal and abnormal structures and performs light and confocal microscopy.
  • Update and maintain laboratory notebooks and databases; collect, quantitative analysis; data analysis, figure preparation, and image acquisition; maintain complete and detailed records of all experiments and interpret data.
  • Maintain spreadsheet of experiment animal records and clinical care/observations.
  • Handle, dissect and euthanize animals.
  • Handle experimental animals including tail vein injections, administration of anesthesia and monitoring of animal viral signs.
  • Perform experiments and maintain primary tissues and cells in culture, utilizing sterile techniques.
  • Work with staff to process tissue for immunohistochemistry.


What You Will Need:
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • At least one (1) years of experience in laboratory setting.
  • Experience in Biology, Molecular Biology, Physiology, Pharmacology, Biomedical Engineering, Nuclear, Industrial Radiology, or Biological Technologies.
  • Knowledge of computers including an understanding of computer software
  • Knowledge of a variety of operating systems
  • Knowledge of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) safety standards, Therapeutic Ultrasound, imaging physics, devices, and techniques that effect imaging technique

What Would Be Nice To Have:
  • Experience in analyzing experimental data.
  • Experience in performing animal surgical procedures with small animals.

What We Offer:

Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.

Benefits include:
  • Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays
  • Parental Leave
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Group Term Life and Travel Assistance
  • Voluntary Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Health Savings Account, Health Care & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Transit and Parking Commuter Benefits
  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability
  • Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development, Certifications & Learning Opportunities
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach
  • annual membership
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Supplemental Benefits via Corestream (Critical Care, Hospital Indemnity, Accident Insurance, Legal Assistance and ID theft protection, etc.)
  • Position may be eligible for a discretionary variable incentive bonus

About Guidehouse
Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco.

If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities, or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email at All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation.

Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.



Bethesda, MD



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