Master Developmental & Reproductive Toxicology ( DART ) Technician

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 02/21/18
11 - 15 years experience
Software
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 02/21/18

Position Responsibilities

  • Perform DART tasks including but not limited to laparohysterctomy in rodents and rabbits, fetal external, visceral, head, and skeletal exams (rodents and rabbits), skeletal processing, sperm analysis using the TOX-IVOS, estrous cycle evaluations
  • Work collaboratively with DART research leader, study directors, supervisors and other team members to support DART study activities
  • Coordinate technical support within the DART team and with other groups
  • Assist in scheduling DART studies
  • Maintain glossaries, training manuals, and SOPs
  • Train other team members on DART techniques and other laboratory techniques
  • Effectively organize and lead a team to execute study protocols
  • Perform tasks according to study protocols, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) or laboratory methods, Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) regulations, and safety guidelines
  • Perform laboratory procedures and data collection and analysis with a high degree of accuracy
  • Develop a good working knowledge of laboratory equipment and experimental procedures and applies this knowledge in the performance of assigned laboratory tasks
  • Effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing, with supervisors, study directors, study coordinators, and coworkers
  • Learn and refine new laboratory skills and techniques
  • Maintain an excellent work attendance record and punctuality on all projects
  • Mentor junior staff

THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent and at least 10 years’ experience in a DART laboratory setting
  • Demonstrated detailed-orientation and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a team setting within a diverse group
  • Must be able to work overtime, weekend, and holiday hours
  • Must be a US Citizen or permanent resident
  • Must be willing to work in a biosafety level 2 (BSL2) and/or 3 (BSL3) environment and able to wear appropriate respiratory protection
  • Must be willing to be immunized with licensed and FDA approved vaccines and medications recommended for persons at risk to occupational exposure of biological agents
  • Must be willing to participate in periodic drug screening
  • Newly hired employees are subject to a 90-day introductory period, during which their performance is evaluated by supervision

Additional requirements may be requested at a future date:

  • Ability to obtain/maintain certification in Chemical Personnel Reliability Program and/or Biological Personnel Reliability Program
  • Ability to obtain/maintain DoJ SecurityRisk Assessment (SRA) approval
  • Ability to obtain/maintain CDC Select Agent Program approval

THE FOLLOWING EXPERIENCE IS DESIRED, BUT NOT REQUIRED, TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION:

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, RVT, animal science, or other related scientific field preferred
  • Provantis data collection system for DART
  • TOX IVOS system for sperm analysis
  • Breeding procedures for rodents and rabbits, examination of pregnant/nursing animals, standard postnatal evaluations of offspring
  • Animal husbandry and handling, test article administration by various routes (gavage, parenteral)
  • Necropsy and/or histology.
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