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Animal Biologist - NIH - Bethesda, MD

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Bethesda, MD 20814
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Kelly Government Solutions is a strategic supplier and business partner to the federal government and its key suppliers. Through our partnership with the National Institutes of Health, Kelly Government Solutions offers administrative, IT, engineering, scientific, and healthcare professionals the opportunity to work with one of the most prestigious research organizations in the world. We are currently seeking an **Animal Biologist - NIH - Bethesda, MD** to work onsite with the National Institutes of Health in **Bethesda, MD** .

This is a long-term contract position which offers:

+ Competitive salary with comprehensive benefit package

+ Tremendous growth opportunity

+ Opportunity to work at NIH, the world's foremost medical research center

+ Learn more about what Kelly can do for you at

TASKS. The contractor shall:

+ Perform procedures in support of pre-clinical animal and tissue studies in the Mouse Imaging Facility (MIF) on various imaging devices. This includes but is not limited to:

+ Animal preparation including anesthesia, injection catheters, and physiological monitoring,

+ Meet with investigators during planning meetings to discuss imaging study needs, procedures and logistics,

+ Maintain detailed and accurate records.

+ Maintain all MIF areas in a clean, neat and orderly fashion according to AAALAC standards. This includes but is not limited to:

+ Identifying equipment and supplies needed, restocking supplies in all areas of MIF,

+ Assist with routine maintenance checks and calibrations on all equipment. Maintain accurate records of equipment and facility repairs and inspections. This includes a log book of equipment problems and service visits,

+ Prepare MPW and sharps containers for removal (includes carcass freezer) as needed,

+ Change cold sterilization solution every two weeks.

+ Ensure that all animal-related work is being performed in accordance with the investigators approved Animal Study Proposals (ASP) as well as all MIF guidelines. Help keep records of animal protocols; ensure that investigators are up-to-date with required training and permissions for performing animal-related work. Notify the MIF veterinarian of any personnel or procedural deviations from ASPs, or any other concerns for animal welfare. This includes but is not limited to:

+ Ensure that all facility users take all recommended safety precautions and wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as described in their ASP and MIF Guidelines to maintain a safe work environment,

+ Maintain accurate records of investigator training.

+ Perform husbandry duties of the MIF. This includes but is not limited to:

+ Preparation of disposable mouse cages so they are available for investigator use,

+ Twice daily animal room checks,

+ Animal medical treatments as needed,

+ Sweeping and mopping rooms and hallways,

+ Decontamination and sanitation of rooms or racks as needed.

+ Maintain a safe work environment. This includes but is not limited to:

+ Flush eyewash stations weekly,

+ Maintain up to date components of NHP bite and scratch kits,

+ Maintain accurate records of animal-related injuries.

+ Perform daily tasks and help in all areas of the MIF as needed when another employee is out of the office (whether absent employee is on campus or off campus).

+ Perform other technical/administrative tasks as directed by Point of Contact to support the continued safe operation of the Mouse Imaging Facility

REQUIREMENTS. The contractor must have:

+ Bachelors degree in Biology or a related discipline such as Veterinary Technician training.

+ Minimum of two (2) years of experience in an animal facility, veterinary clinic or animal laboratory.

+ American Association for Laboratory Animal Sciences (AALAS) certifications highly desirable (ALAT, LAT, LATG).

+ Knowledge of basic computer skills including email, word processing and spreadsheets.

+ Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

+ Strong communication skills, both oral and written.

+ Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills.

+ Ability to work in the presence of high magnetic fields.

+ Must be physically able to lift 50 pounds.


Note that the phone number for our NIH branch is not listed. Due to the high volume of inquiries, we regret that we cannot accept phone calls. All qualified candidates will be contacted.

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Posted: 2019-12-30 Expires: 2020-01-30

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