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Animal Husbandry & Performance Technologist/Senior Technologist

Animal Husbandry & Performance Technologist/Senior Technologist

Job Description

Working under minimal supervision, the Animal Husbandry & Performance (AHAP) Technologist/Senior Technologist will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of assigned projects in Sacramento. This will include implementation and execution of a variety of ongoing large-scale husbandry experiments, strain characterization studies, model development & refinement projects, and the management of mouse colonies for animal husbandry and diagnostic purposes. The position requires extensive animal handling & biological sample collection, as well as the set-up and operation of complex laboratory & specialized equipment. The incumbent will be knowledgeable of the theoretical basis of the studies the group is working on, and should have the technical competence and judgment to carry out all required laboratory procedures independently. Furthermore, the AHAP Technologist/Senior Technologist is responsible for rigorous data collection, organization, and management, as well as assisting in advanced data analysis of study results & compilation of study reports.

The Senior Technologist position encompasses the skills listed above and is distinguished from Technologist by the degree of technical proficiency and analytical skills; level of independence and scientific judgment; and the ability to contribute to study design and protocol development.

Job Requirements

Required Experience

Knowledge of animal biology as would normally be acquired through completion of a B.S./B.A. degree in Biology, Zoology, Animal Science or closely related discipline or 5 years of equivalent animal experience and course work in mouse husbandry, colony management and genetics.

Experience with laboratory animals to include basic husbandry practices, handling, and use for experimentation is essential. Have (or able to gain) proficiency with biomethods including dosing (i.e., IP, IM, PO, SC and IV), blood collection (i.e., submandibular and cardiac), tissue collection, and basic surgical skills and aseptic techniques.

The ability to accurately record, document, and analyze data is essential; demonstrated, excellent computer software and database skills in Word, Excel, Outlook, AXAPTA and all other appropriate software used in Jackson Laboratory operations.

Ability to be flexible and multi-task in a fast-paced team environment while consistently maintaining a positive and professional demeanor. Detail-oriented and meticulous, with proven, excellent organization skills.

Demonstrable experience in experimental study methodology, implementation, data analysis, and data interpretation is required.

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume as one document by copy and pasting or uploading.

The incumbent must be able to effectively work with other team members, as well as various members of the Laboratory and external vendors. Excellent written and oral communication skills sufficient to permit clear and effective exchange of information with people representing a wide diversity of disciplines and levels of sophistication is essential.

AALAS certification.

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Health Care
Education 4 Year Degree
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Healthcare - Health Services
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 4438
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Animal Husbandry & Performance Technologist/Senior Technologist


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