Washington College is seeking two part-time Coordinators of Living Plant and Animal Resources.
The Coordinators will share responsibility for helping to develop and maintain institutional standard operating procedures, guidelines and requirements pertaining to the care and use of plants and laboratory animals in research and education in order to ensure compliance with USDA and NIH regulations in the area of environmental controls and animal husbandry standards.
They will also instruct technicians, students, and investigators in animal facility techniques and procedures, use of equipment and record keeping, and assist faculty and students in the preparation of course-related laboratory exercises and execution of independent research projects.
One will serve on the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC.)Education:
2 or 4-year college degree, in biology, or related degree in the life sciences or at least 3-5 years' experience working within a laboratory animal facility.
Current certification by the American Association of Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) as a Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) or the willingness to obtain that certification within 18 months of starting in the position is required.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG) certification preferred.
Knowledge of USDA and NIH regulations, and research related work experience, including small animal surgical procedures, and previous experience maintaining an aquaculture or horticultural laboratory is highly desirable.
Experience and Background: Knowledge of The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (NRC1996) and regulations governing the use of animals in research in the United Stated that are part of The Animal Welfare Act.
Familiarity with standard procedures for day-to-day operation of a research animal vivarium housing vertebrates (including fish, reptiles, and laboratory rodents).
Familiarity with standard procedures required for day-to-day operation of a greenhouse facility.
Knowledge of OSHA regulations as they may apply to faculty, staff, and student workers involved in daily care and maintenance of animals housed in the vivarium.
Through knowledge of Microsoft suite of software
Good communication and interpersonal skills.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications.
Washington College is located on Maryland's Eastern Shore, a one-hour drive of Washington D.C., Baltimore, and Philadelphia.
Location/Region: Chestertown, MD (21620)