We are seeking talented Science Majors in the fields of Biology,
Animal Science, Zoology Animal Behavior, Veterinary Technology, and
Dairy Science, Equine Science and similar majors to work as a
Research Associate in our Ann Arbor, MI location.
In this position you'll be responsible for the management of all
pharmacological aspects of multiple, simultaneous client studies in
a hands-on fashion.
RESPONSIBILITIES / DUTIES
* Liaise with fellow study managers to provide quality service
to clients. Set and adhere to realistic experimental timelines and
communicate those with clients and staff. * Expertise of small
animal handling and manipulation/restraint to include procedures
not limited to in vivo: dosing, measuring, weighing, and surgeries;
ex vivo: necropsy and sampling. Extensive understanding of clinical
signs, may consult with Supervisor to understand underlying
potential causes. * Possess an understanding of multiple disease
models and related pharmacology, biology, procedures and data
generation. * Assist with drafting of SOPs, VUFs, and other
documents. * Manage study-related client communications.
Responsible for provision of timely interim study updates to
include analysis as necessary and final reports. Will consult
Supervisor to handle more complex issues. * Coordinate and schedule
of inter-team studies and projects. * Autonomously perform drug
preparation. Knowledge of underlying calculations and ability to
follow clients' specifications. * Maintain laboratory supply stocks
and periodically clean laboratories and equipment. * Utmost
attention and awareness of humane animal care practices and
initiatives to be applied in daily work. In-depth knowledge of
Animal Care and Use principles and applications * Perform all other
duties as assigned
* Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience in scientific
discipline* * *Combination of education and/or equivalent relevant
experience with in vivo pharmacology will be considered in lieu of
* Five to seven years of relevance research experience involving
in vivo pharmacology* * *Zero to two years of relevant research
experience with Ph.D.
* Good interpersonal skills. Ability and willingness to learn
new things. Animal handling experience preferred but not required.
Computer literacy preferred. Mechanical knowledge preferred but not
* LAT, LATG. ALAT Certifications strongly preferred
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
* Works in a research environment with exposure to sharps and
substances of unknown hazard. * Must function and adequately
perform all responsibilities associated with the job while adhering
to various established safety and PPE (Personal Protective
Equipment) requirements * Works in a research environment with
exposure to sharps and potentially caustic chemicals and substances
of unknown hazard. Must function while adhering to various PPE
requirements. Noise level in Vivarium is moderate to loud. *
Ability to lift 50 pounds and bend and move within rack/bubble
environment. * Regularly works with animals with risk of exposure
to allergens, zoonotic diseases and biohazards. * Laboratory is
BioSafety Level II.
* This position requires overtime, weekend, holiday and/or
afterhours shift coverage, as needed.