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SoBran is seeking a Research Support Specialist II to serve at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.
OVERVIEW: Responsibilities of this position are that of a Research Support Specialist II for the NIH, Vaccine Research Center (VRC) Laboratory Animal Research Contract (LARC).
Description of Duties:
Understands and follow all SOP’s and Quality Assurance Standards
Perform basic and advanced technical procedures (e.g. injections, blood, mucus and tissue collection, biopsies, BAL’s etc.) in support of VRC research studies
Assist with specialized procedures (e.g. surgeries, apheresis, necropsies etc.)
Monitor animal health and communicate abnormalities with the VRC veterinarian and scientific staff for 200+ non-human primates
Provide pre and post monitoring of vital signs (respiration, heart rate, body temperature, pulse, etc.) of animals scheduled for technical procedures
Assist veterinarian with examinations and procedures, and alert veterinarian of emergencies or animal problems
Assist Project Manager with project needs which include scheduling, helping to prepare for procedures, solve everyday problems with minimal supervision, while maintaining an air of professionalism
Maintain laboratory equipment and technical support areas
Always think safety first when performing daily duties
Perform all technical procedures in accordance with federal and facility policies
Work independently and interact with all levels of the organization
Assume shared responsibilities with other defined staff in the absence of the Project Manager
Maintain accurate records of technical procedures
Participate in weekly staff meetings
Perform all other duties as assigned by management
Schedule Requirements: All employees are expected to perform their duties as assigned, arrive to work at 7:00 am and depart at 3:30 pm M-F. In addition you will be expected to work extra hours during an emergency situation or if any unexpected situation arise until work is completed.
Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a laboratory animal research environment
Highly professional, focused, and a quick learner
Excellent communication skills and accurate lab record keeping a must
Specific computer knowledge, use of databases such as Access.
B.S. or M.S. (preferred) degree in a scientific discipline or have a B.S. or AA degree and practical lab experience in the required position
AALAS Certification at the LATG Level (or achieving this certification within 1 year of employment)
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Internal Number: 18622
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.