Animal Caretaker II

at Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research
Location Bethesda, Maryland
Date Posted July 31, 2022
Category Trades & Services
Job Type Not Specified

Description

Animal Caretaker II

Job ID: req2767
Employee Type: nonexempt full-time
Division: Laboratory Animal Science Program
Facility: NIH
Location: NIH Campus 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892 USA

The Frederick National Laboratory is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and operated by Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc. The lab addresses some of the most urgent and intractable problems in the biomedical sciences in cancer and AIDS, drug development and first-in-human clinical trials, applications of nanotechnology in medicine, and rapid response to emerging threats of infectious diseases.

Accountability, Compassion, Collaboration, Dedication, Integrity and Versatility; it's the FNL way.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Laboratory Animal Sciences Program (LASP) provides exceptional quality animal care and technical support services for animal research performed at the National Cancer Institute at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research. LASP executes this mission by providing a broad spectrum of state-of-the-art technologies and services that are focused on the design, generation, characterization and application of genetically engineered and biological animal models of human disease, which are aimed at the development of targeted diagnostics and therapies. LASP contributes to advancing human health, developing new treatments, and improving existing treatments for cancer and other diseases while ensuring safe and humane treatment of animals.

KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Variety of routine tasks associated with the general laboratory animal care in biomedical research
  • Feeding and housing laboratory animals
  • General laboratory animal housekeeping
  • Cleaning tasks associated with the upkeep of a research animal facility
  • Ordering and stocking supplies
  • Keeping simple records
  • Utilizing computer skills for email, training, and basic data entry
  • Operate automatic washing and cleaning equipment
  • Work schedule may include weekend and holiday hours
  • Collecting hair, fecal and blood samples for diagnostic testing
  • Work may involve the use of potentially hazardous material, including biological and chemical carcinogen or radiological materials or may be located in areas where such materials are used, require the use of personal protective equipment and adherence to strict safety protocol

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • Requires an 8th grade education or higher
  • Two (2) years laboratory animal care experience
  • Ability to keep basic records
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. and wear respiratory protective equipment as necessary
  • Basic knowledge of computers
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Ability to handle laboratory animals
  • HS diploma
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Eagerness to learn new skills
  • Excellent organization and observation skills

JOB HAZARDS

  • This position is subject to working with or have potential for exposure to animal(s) and/or animal
    material(s)
  • This position may require continuous or intermittent exposure to and exertion in environmental
    conditions such as working outdoors, temperature extremes, humidity extremes. etc. as part of the job

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) Drug Free Workplace (DFW)

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