Animal Biologist

  • Post Date:October 28, 2021
  • Apply Before: March 28, 2024
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Job Description

Sygnetics is searching for an Animal Biologist for the Maryland area.
This person will provide support services to satisfy the overall operational objectives of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communications Disorders. The primary objective is to provide services and deliverables through performance of support services.

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s

Certifications & Licenses:
Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences or other related discipline.
ALAS certification
Requires a minimum of 2 years’ experience

Skills (Ranked By Priority):
Strong communication skills, both oral and written

1, 2, 3, 4, 5 represents priority rankings, where 1 is highest priority and 5 is lowest priority of those ranked

Software:
MS Office Suite

Field of Study:
Biology

DELIVERABLES:
Establish and maintain mouse breeding cages – Ad-Hoc
Wean mice into new cages. – Ad-Hoc
Daily checks of mouse health and for new litters. – Ad-Hoc
Maintain the records of the colony using Transnetyx software. – Ad-Hoc
Bring mice to the lab for members’ use. – Ad-Hoc
Fill out technical request forms for Shared Animal Facility(SAF) Staff – Ad-Hoc
Coordinate with SAF staff and NIDCD vet staff for mouse import and export. Coordinate with SAF staff for mouse transfer within NIDCD. – Ad-Hoc
Cull unused animals. – Ad-Hoc
Send tail samples to Transnetyx for genotyping – Ad-Hoc
Tail clip and tattoo for genotyping (on the job instruction will be provided by NIDCD). – Ad-Hoc
Administer post-op care for surgical animals including topical and injectable anesthetic (on the job instruction will be provided by NIDCD). – Ad-Hoc
Administer tamoxifen when required by oral gavage or injection (on the job instruction will be provided by NIDCD) – Ad-Hoc
Attend lab meetings – Ad-Hoc

STATEMENT OF WORK DETAILS:
functional responsibility:

Studies the basic principles of animal life and the effects of varying environmental factors.

Perform behavioral assays in association with the primary research project
functional responsibility

Conducts research and performs experiments on the selection and breeding of animals.

Work with staff to maintain, breed, genotype and phenotype transgenic animal colony; maintain records of animal colony
1

Set up animals to be available in numbers and at the time required
2

functional responsibility

Maintains animal colonies.

Communicate and collaborate with investigators regarding colony and support duties
3

Inspect all animals each day for viability and health status
4

Work with staff to maintain, breed, genotype and phenotype transgenic animal colony; maintain records of animal colony
5

Work with staff on maintaining animal colonies, including setting up mating pairs and checking plugs, genotyping animals by tail biopsy, injecting animals with hormones or other compounds; inject cells into immunocompromised animals; monitor and analyze tumor growth
functional responsibility

Performs simple surgeries on animals.

Perform animal preparation including anesthesia, injection catheters and physiological monitoring
functional responsibility

Prepares and analyzes animal tissues.

Manage genotyping of samples of transgenic animals
functional responsibility

Performs molecular biology techniques.

Perform tissue and cell culture; use sterile technique
functional responsibility

Performs immunohistochemistry on animal tissues.

Work with staff to process tissue for immunohistochemistry
functional responsibility

Analyzes experimental data.

Update and maintain laboratory notebooks and databases; collect, analyze and interpret data
functional responsibility

Edits and writes research papers and protocols.

Work with staff on the preparation of data and images for use in research presentations and publications
functional responsibility

Selects, devises, plans, and executes the most appropriate experiments for analysis and interpretation of data, for developing strategies, for pursuing significant observances, and for ensuring accuracy of data.

Work with staff on the modification of laboratory protocols and experiments based on literature findings
1, 2, 3, 4, 5 represents priority rankings, where 1 is highest priority and 5 is lowest priority of those ranked