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SoBran, Inc. is seeking an Animal Caretaker II to serve at the National Institutes of Health in Rockville, Maryland (Twinbrook II).
OVERVIEW: Responsible for all activities required for the proper care and maintenance of NIAID Division of Intramural Research animals.
Description of Duties:
Perform duties of Laboratory Animal Caretaker I
Restrain, handle, and manipulate various animal species
Perform daily animal health surveillance checks and report any abnormal conditions of either the animals or the animal room environment to the appropriate person
Implement and maintain breeding programs for the Laboratory of Immunogenetics to include weekly breeder quality assurance checks and up to date record keeping
Maintain animal health records
Perform prescribed treatments on animals
Read and understand technical requirements stated in Animal Study Protocols and discern discrepancies between technical requests and ASPs
Assist in performing animal health and technical experimental procedures as directed
Record experimental data for investigators as required
Assist in the preparation and maintenance of accurate and detailed experimental and animal health records as directed
Perform technical procedures requiring various levels of biohazard containment
Report any abnormal conditions of the animal facility or immediate vicinity to supervisory staff
Perform other duties as assigned
Required Experience: At least two years of experience in a laboratory animal facility or equivalent industry with entry level experience in rodent technical procedures. Must complete the required training and receive clearance on the duties of a Laboratory Animal Caretaker II as outlined.
Required Education: Must have a high school diploma or equivalent; must be certified by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science as an Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) or be currently eligible for the certification and become certified within 6 months of obtaining the position.
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SoBran, Inc. is a rapidly growing technical and professional services company, serving government and industry for 20 years. We partner with customers to solve problems affecting critical missions such as biomedical research, defense, homeland security, environmental protection, and national energy policy. Core SoBran strengths include biomedical research support, engineering, logistics and supply... chain management, mail sanitation and screening, and program management support. Our biomedical services professionals support world class research that impacts the health of people around the world.