BioResearch Technician

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Position TitleBioResearch TechnicianAdvertised TitleBioResearch TechnicianLocationTroy, NY CampusSearch NumberS19-01014Full Time/Part TimeFull TimePortfolioDivision of ResearchBusiness UnitCenter for Biotechnology & Interdisciplinary StudiesJob Summary

The BioResearch Technician performs all tasks related to the day-to-day operation of the animal research facility, including animal care and husbandry, facility sanitization and maintenance, and support for basic research procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

• High School diploma or equivalent
• Two (2) or more years of relevant experience with laboratory rodent husbandry

Preferred Qualifications

•AVMA accredited associates degree in Veterinary Technology or Laboratory Animal Science preferred
•AALAS certification preferred
•Experience working in a scientific or research environment preferred
•Experience with anesthesia procedures or surgery preferred
•Experience with management of transgenic animal lines preferred

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

•Excellent interpersonal skills; the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
•Basic knowledge of federal regulations regarding animal maintenance and handling
•Knowledge of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (“the Guide”)
•Ability to work cooperatively with supervisor, faculty, technicians, animal care workers, inspectors and veterinarians
•Experience sanitizing rooms and equipment
•Ability to keep accurate records and prepare reports as mandated by the Animal Welfare Act and “the Guide”
•Ability to make careful observation and objective assessment
•Basic knowledge of research animal biology, husbandry and health
•Knowledge of basic animal research procedures
•Ability to work well in a team environment
•Ability to anticipate and solve problems
•Ability to work independently

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


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    Posted: 8/16/2019
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