Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Internal Number: 107222-en_US
Johns Hopkins University Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery has a position available for an Animal research specialist. The specialist will primarily provide clinical, operative, and post-operative care and other research support for rodents (mice and rats), rabbits, pigs, nonhuman primates and other species. The specialist will also perform microsurgical procedures as well as provide technical and anesthetic support for research faculty (principal investigators) and postdoctoral research fellows during clinical surgeries and case management.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
- Knowledge of current regulations, policies and principles for the care and use of laboratory animals.
- Knowledge and experience with basic surgical and microsurgical techniques and procedures.
- Ability to handle, restrain and determine the sex of laboratory animals without causing injury or harm to animal, self, and others.
- Ability to understand and follow detailed oral and written instructions.
- Ability to read and write in order to maintain records, read instructions, labels, etc.
- Ability to interact and work with faculty, students, staff, and visitors in a knowledgeable, respectful and courteous manner.
- Ability to discuss animal related projects with investigators and report these discussions to the supervisor.
- Ability to work under environmental conditions that require the use of safety equipment.
- Ability to lift, carry or otherwise move and position objects and materials weighing up to 50 lbs.
- Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Chemistry or related field required.
- Two years laboratory experience in the specialty or performing related techniques.
- Master's degree, with related graduate research, may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
- Certified Veterinary Technician strongly preferred.
- Two years related laboratory work experience preferred.
Classified Title: Animal Research Specialist
Working Title: Animal Research Specialist
Starting Salary Range: $40,100-$55,140-$70,180 Annually (Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F/37.5 HRS
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: School of Medicine - East Baltimore Campus
Department name: 60009388-SOM PRS Research
Personnel area: School of Medicine
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Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
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