Lab Animal Research Specialist

  • Location: Frederick, MD
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #33136

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Cancer Institute (NCI) – Frederick

Key Roles/Responsibilities

Perform a variety of duties in support of CAPR operations:

  • Animal technical functions such as tail clipping and ear notching
  • Weekly body weights
  • Animal health observations
  • Dosing by several compound administration routes/methodologies
  • Mandibular bleeds
  • Animal surgeries and diagnostic sampling for inter-building transfers
  • Tumor detection and measurement by various methods
  • Performing animal necropsies
  • Data entry and management in several databases and Excel workbooks
  • Learning, understanding, and implementing required compliance protocols (e.g. Animal Care and Use Committee registries), animal welfare guidelines, and standard operating procedures (SOP)
  • Work schedule may include weekend and holiday hours (once or twice per month for 2-3 hours per day)


Basic Qualifications

  • 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.
  • Ability to perform a variety of technical procedures on laboratory animals (rodents)
  • Experience in rodent handling, and husbandry
  • Knowledge of Standard Operating Procedures for animal facilities, and the basic requirements for maintaining laboratory animals
  • Ability to keep computer records and maintain/update data in computer-based applications / databases
  • Detailed and accurate record keeping skills
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a NACI (basic federal)  security clearance


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