CAMRIS International

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ANIMAL TECHNICIAN

ANIMAL TECHNICIAN

# of Openings 
11
Job Locations 
US-MD-Bethesda
US-MD-Baltimore
US-ND-Fargo
US-AZ-Phoenix
US-MD-Rockville
US-NC-Charleston
US-NC-Charlotte
Category 
Proposals
Type 
Contract (STTA Consultant)

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Overview

CAMRIS International is an international development and research firm that realizes innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective program and research management services. With experience working in more than 80 countries, we combine our proven systems with today’s most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world. We apply a customized, customer-centric, cost-effective business approach to offer greater value to our clients and challenge the way things have always been done in our field.

 

CAMRIS clients include U.S. government agencies and multilateral and private organizations. Our core practice areas include public health, agriculture and food security, economic development, education, environment, humanitarian assistance, democracy and governance, and medical research. 

 

This is an opportunity for employment or a contract, but we reserve the right to make no selection or award. Contingent on bid award.

 

CAMRIS is seeking exceptional candidates to provide scientific, technical, and other professional support services to assist the National Institutes of Health (NIH-- which is comprised of the Office of the Director and 27 Institutes and Centers) in meeting its operational objectives.

Responsibilities

 

Provides laboratory experience needed to maintain experimental animal colonies and collect sequential colony census.

Prepares/monitors caging environments and animal health. Collaborates with veterinarians in the performance of animal surgeries. Maintains detailed and accurate records.

 

For Sr roles:

Maintains expired animal protocols, personnel safety training renewals, facility access and animal health surveillance information. Performs safety related quality assurance checks. Provides laboratory experience needed to maintain experimental animal colonies and collect sequential colony census. Prepares/monitors caging environments and animal health. Collaborates with veterinarians in the performance of animal surgeries. Performs experimental procedures as well as standardized and specialized tests, exams and vaccinations.. Provides support in the planning of all experimental animal surgical procedures. Maintains detailed and accurate records. Develops/ recommends new surgical and animal handling techniques and surgical procedures. Trains others in proper animal handling and surgical procedures. Identifies equipment and supply needs for animal handling and surgical procedures. Assists with organizing the shipment of mice to and from facility. Maintains laboratory stock of reagents and materials. Maintains records of animal protocols. Tracks investigators training and permissions for animal related work.

 

Qualifications

1-5+ years of experience working with animals in a research setting.

 

Minimum Education:

 

Bachelor’s, Masters, or Ph. D. in Life Sciences or a related field. Three (3) years of specialized experience plus a Master’s degree is equivalent to a Ph.D. Five (5) years of specialized experience plus a Bachelor’s degree is equivalent to a Ph.D.