Animal Biologist - NIH - DIR/LVD

Job Locations US-MD-Bethesda
# of Openings
1
Category
NIAID
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

CAMRIS is a clinical and life sciences firm that realizes innovative solutions to challenges worldwide through high-quality, cost-effective program and research management services. We combine our proven systems with today’s most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world. Our core practice areas include HIV/AIDS, microbiology and infectious disease research, vaccine research, development and production, global health security, biodefense, and clinical research.

 

CAMRIS attracts the next generation of scientists to work at premier government research and development institutions with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, under world leaders in health research. Our exceptional benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage, 401k plan with employer contribution, paid holidays, vacation, Medical and Flexible Spending Accounts, and life insurance. If you enjoy being a part of a high performing health and research organization dedicated to making the world a healthier place, please apply today!

 

We are seeking an Animal Biologist to support the overall functions of the Laboratory of Viral Diseases (LVD), Emerging Virus Immunity Unit (EVI), NIH: 

 

Responsibilities

  • Perform work and be comfortable with and handling small lab animals (mice).
  • Perform and handle work with BSL-2 pathogens and willingness to work with BSL-3 pathogens with appropriate training.
  • Perform infections and harvest tissues initially with a supervisor’s guidance and then independently.
  • Process collected tissues for downstream assays, including but not limited to tissue homogenization, tissue digestion and immunostaining, and RNA extraction, with appropriate guidance and training then independently.
  • Maintain a mouse colony including breeding, genotyping, and census of laboratory animals.
  • Establish protocols or instruction/SOP and maintain accurate experimental logs, with attention to detail.

Qualifications

  • Work location: Bldg 33, RM 1E05
  • Requires vaccination against agents used in animals, including influenza virus.
  • Must strictly adhere to all safety in the lab and maintain any necessary certifications and trainings.
  • Communicate and work as a team and interact with other laboratory personnel, having strong interpersonal skills.

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