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Study Support Assoc./Aquatics Ashburn United States,  

Posted on : 08 June 2017

Project Description

ResponsibilitiesApply your knowledge and experience in the animal science environment as you take your career to the next level! This is your opportunity to join our dedicated team of research technicians supporting top neuroscience researchers from around the globe at one of the nation s premiere research facilities. The research campus is located in Ashburn Virginia, a reasonable commute from Northern VA, DC, WVA and parts of MD.Your primary role will include providing technical research services directly supporting the research protocols, working in partnership with research staff members in the conduct of biomedical research to include:Use established database systems to manage and track breeding and experimental animals on protocols. Perform animal husbandry and animal care support services to multiple species (e.g. providing feed, water, clean cages, and daily observations of each animal). Receive, examine and properly house incoming animal shipments; provide environmental enrichment appropriate to the species housed. Provide other minor technical support (e.g. restraining animals, collecting blood, performing injections, and clinical treatments) as directed. Culture live feeds; perform technical procedures related to aquatic species (e.g. facilitate animal breeding and embryo collection; perform prescribed Veterinary treatments, etc.). Conduct all in-house water quality tests accurately and perform preventative maintenance for Zebrafish life support systems and maintain all aquatic support equipment. Effectively troubleshoot aquatic animal housing systems. Collect species-specific dragonfly nymphs in local area ponds and waterways with client provided equipment (e.g. waders, nets, buckets, etc.)QualificationsEducation: High School Diploma and a minimum of two years of post-high school education.Experience: Minimum one year experience working in a research animal facility and performing minor technical procedures including, but not limited to, restraining animals, performing injections, and administering clinical treatments. Experience working with aquatic species and/or amphibians/reptiles required.Certification/Licensure:


Ashburn Virginia

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