Research Assistant II

Life Sciences
- Silver Spring, Maryland
Posted 4 weeks ago

Position: Research Assistant II (humanization mice) Requirements:

  • A four-year college degree in the biological or life sciences field or CVT or RVT is preferred and a minimum certification level of AALAS Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) at time of employment.
  • Shall have specialized experience performing one or more of the following; biological, physiological, microbiological or toxicological tests according to prescribed standards under the direction of Safety, the Veterinary Staff, or Principal Investigators (PIs)/Study Directors;
  • shall have technical knowledge and expertise in the use of common and specialized lab instruments such as pH meters, anesthesia, surgery, surgical instrumentation, balances, centrifuges, incubators, autoclaves, analytical lab equipment, computer equipment, imaging equipment such as MRI, IVIS, Digital X-Ray, dual viewing port surgical microscope with camera, CT Scan, sonogram, work with non-human primates BSL 2 work involving animal care, health observations and security procedures, and/or support and advising PIs.


  • Providing animal health care and environmental enrichment services, including but not limited to: handling and restraint of animals, environmental parameters as required, assessing the presence of vermin and effectiveness of control efforts, performing animal health checks, assisting in the local delivery/transport of animals.
  • animal surgeries; Humanization surgery on mice, splenectomy on mice, rodent dissections perfusion on guinea pig, ear tagging and tail sniping, IV, IP and SQ injections, gavage mice and rats, IV cannula flashing, and bleeding on rabbits and ferrets.
  • Maintain accurate and detailed records
  • Maintain animal health records
  • Perform prescribed treatments on animals
  • Restrain, handle, and manipulate various species
  • Perform daily animal health check surveillance checks and report any abnormal conditions of either the animals or the animal room environment to the appropriate person
  • Perform procedures requiring various levels of biohazard containment.
  • Report any abnormal conditions of the animal facility or immediate vicinity to supervisory staff.
  • Perform or assist investigators in the performance of technical procedures, these include but are not limited to immunizations, bleeding of experimental animals, weaning, mating, re-derive animals, fecal collection and grooming of various species.
  • Prepare and submit required written records, charts, logs, and inventories in a timely manner.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

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