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Spec, Lab Animal Research (req1989)

Company: Frederick National Laboratory
Location: Frederick
Posted on: July 14, 2021

Job Description:


  • Daily tasks associated with the care, breeding and treatment of research animals for experimental purposes
  • Management of rodent breeding colonies consisting of multiple, genetically complex strains and associated record keeping and database management
  • Colony management procedures including: tail clipping, animal identification, weaning
  • Data entry consistent with complex colony management
  • Collection of routine diagnostic samples
  • Coordinating shipment of live animals and specimens
  • Performing rodent experimental procedures including basic necropsy and blood collection
  • Observation and recording of physical signs of animal health
  • Knowledge of safe working practices using chemical carcinogen and biological hazards
  • Work schedule may include weekend and holiday hours


To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:
  • Possession of Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or four (4) years relevant experience in lieu of degree. Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
  • In addition to the education requirement, 0-2 years of progressively responsible experience
  • Any combination of education and progressively responsible technical experience which qualifies the candidate to sit for the LATG Certification exam within 12 months of hire or bachelor's degree in Life Sciences or Veterinary Technology.Will encourage achievement of LATG Certification, however this is not required
  • Experience in management ofgenetically engineered mouse models
  • Ability to work in a team and communicate with management in a demanding scientific environment
  • Ability to keep detailed and accurate computer records and maintain/update data in computer-based applications/databases
  • Knowledge of policies and regulations governing care and use of research animals
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. and to wear respiratory protection equipment if necessary
  • Ability obtain and maintain a security clearance


Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:
  • LAT certification and ability to pass LATG exam within 12 months of hire

  • This position is subject to working with or have potential for exposure to animal(s) and/or animal material(s)
  • This position is subject to working with or have potential for exposure to infectious material, requiring medical clearance and immunizations
  • This position is subject to atmospheric conditions that would require the usage of a respirator, requiring a medical clearance
  • This position is subject to working in or have the potential to exposure to high noise levels for extended periods of time requiring medical clearance
  • This position is subject to the environmental conditions such as working outdoors, high humidity areas indoors, dampness and chilling, dry atmospheric conditions, etc. as part of the job
  • This position is subject to working with radioactive material and requires to become an approved radiation worker

Keywords: Frederick National Laboratory, Frederick , Spec, Lab Animal Research (req1989), Other , Frederick, Maryland

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