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Animal Research Technician / Veterinarian - National Institutes of Health
PriceSenz Bethesda, MD

Animal Research Technician / Veterinarian - National Institutes of Health

Bethesda, MD
Expired: over a month ago Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Full-Time
Job Description
Location: IC: NINDS Street: 10 Center Dr Bldg: 10 Room: 7C120
City: Bethesda State & Zip: MD 20892
Weekly Hours - FT: 30-40 hours per week
Overall Position Summary and Objectives
The technician will support support project development of vaccines against HERV-K envelope to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Transgenic mice expressing HERV-K envelope under a neuronal promoter will be immunized with the vaccine compounds before the appearance of clinical symptoms, to test the prevention capability of the vaccines.
Certifications & Licenses - Animal work - work with transgenic mice - biological samples shipping
Min Education - High School
Field of Study - Biology
Software - Microsoft - Power point - Excel
Skills - mice injection - injection vaccine to the mice - mice handling collection mice blood, serum, plasma
Statement of Work Details

Provides laboratory experience needed to maintain experimental animal colonies and collect sequential colony census.

  • Conduct small animal husbandry, animal handling, and specific procedures.
  • Interpret genotyping results and maintain genotyping records.
  • Perform genotyping PCR to maintain transgenic mouse colonies used in projects, including images of genotyping PCR gels and tabulation of genotyping results.
  • Perform animal handling and specific procedures.
  • Perform laboratory task in support of neurological studies in small animals.
  • Manage multiple animal studies running concurrently in different phases.
  • Perform laboratory and animal technical duties to include, but not limited to: weighing animals and feed, blood withdrawals, performing injections, operating behavioral equipment.
  • Maintain animal colonies and organization of animal inventory; monitor procedures; maintain the amounts of animals used and animal procurement.
  • Harvest and collect animal embryos, tissues, and organs.

Prepares / monitors caging environments and animal health.

  • Report any animal health, care, and/or well-being concerns to the appropriate facility management staff and facility veterinarians.
  • Ensure the humane treatment of animals in the laboratory.

Collaborates with veterinarians in the performance of animal surgeries.

  • Prepare animals for surgery and ensure proper disposal of animal carcasses.
  • Handle, dissect and euthanize animals.

Maintains detailed and accurate records.

  • Track and maintain database for all research activities; update and maintain laboratory notebooks and databases; and record procedures performed in laboratory notebook.
  • Collect both in vivo and ex vivo data; collect and maintain data using various systems.
  • Prepare reports for collected data which include representative data, conditions of data collection.
  • Maintain integrity of the research process by following good laboratory practices including: detailed record keeping of methods, routine animal observations, data collections.

Assists with organizing the shipment of mice to and from facility.

  • Work with staff on organizing the animal shipment to and from the facility.
  • Order and receive small animal shipments.

Maintains records of animal protocols.

  • Perform and maintain records of molecular biology protocols.

Maintains laboratory stock of reagents and materials.

  • Perform routine laboratory maintenance including laboratory stock of reagents and materials.
  • Check current inventory in the laboratory and order appropriate animals, media, buffers, reagents, tissue samples and other required materials.

Performs experimental procedures as well as standardized and specialized tests, exams and vaccinations.

  • Prepare animals for experiments.
  • Conduct in vivo drug studies in animal models.
  • Collect blood and tissue samples from animals.

Trains other in proper animal handing and surgical procedures.

  • Provide technical guidance and assistance for researchers interested in well-established protocols.
  • perform subcutaneous mice injections
  • collection blood, serum, plasma
  • samples shipping

- Daily Meet with lab members to present updates - Weekly



Bethesda, MD
20892 USA



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