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We are currently seeking an Animal Facility Specialist II to serve at the National Institutes of Health in Poolesville, Maryland.
OVERVIEW: Responsibilities of this position are that of Animal Facility Specialist II for the NIH, Laboratory Animal Research Contract (LARC). This description is not inclusive of all duties required to successfully complete the job each day. It is intended to reflect SoBran’s contractual obligations to the LARC. Employees are expected to complete all assigned duties each day.
This position’s responsibilities include:
Understand and follow all SOPs and Quality Assurance Standards
Coordinate daily tasks to ensure everything is completed in a thorough and efficient manner
Manage a team of veterinary technicians to ensure everyone is working as an efficient and cohesive team
Develop and foster effective teamwork with staff and management team
Set and clarify goals for staff, prioritizes and coordinates work schedules
Lead by ways that exceed the expectation of the staff
Use imagination and creativity when seeking solutions to problems, considers the potential impact on other areas of the program
Identify and communicate signs of abnormal health and behavior in multiple species
Communicate any animal issues with vet staff and relay information to husbandry staff
Work with Government client and assist with all tasks as needed
Identify and fix facility related maintenance issues
Conduct a weekly facility walk through and identify any issues and follow up with staff to ensure all items have been resolved
Safely and correctly handle and restrain animals for observation and procedure
Collect and record physiological data (pulse, respiration, heart rate, body temperature, etc.)
Calculate drug dosages and administration frequencies
Maintain drug inventory according to DEA reporting standards
Maintain and QA medical records
Assist the veterinarians and research staff with surgical preparations and procedures
Collect, preserve and prepare blood, urine, stool, and tissue samples for testing and shipment
Prepare and administer clinical treatments as directed (Topical, PO, IM, SQ, IV, ID) to critical and chronic animals.(Weekends)
Identify and report abnormal animal behavior
Provide technical guidance and training to level I and II staff
Assist with breeding colony management and record keeping
Collect post-mortem specimens for shipment or evaluation
Interview potential applicants for open positions
Create daily and monthly reports
Conduct disciplinary sessions and performance reviews
Participate in/ present weekly facility related or SOP training
Read and edit SOP’s as needed
Perform miscellaneous duties as assigned
Required Schedule: All employees are expected to arrive to work at the time specified for the position to which they are assigned. Work hours typically occur between 6:00 am and 5:30 pm M-F. These assignments may include working on weekends and holidays and will be at the discretion of the Program Management Staff. Weekend/Holiday hours range from 5:30 am – 3:30 pm.
Required Experience: 5 years of experience in the Laboratory Animal field working with multiple species preferred, will consider candidates with comparable experience and length of service in companion animal practice.
Employees’ appointed to the position of Animal Facility Specialist II must meet one of the following standards prior to appointment:
A Bachelor’s degree in one of the Physical Sciences, Animal Sciences, or related discipline
Associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology and practical experience in the required position
Certification: Existing LAT certification and complete LATG within 1 year of hire/eligibility required
SoBran, is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.
Additional Salary Information: SoBran offers competitive wages and a comprehensive benefit package.
Internal Number: 18153
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.