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Surgical Training Technologist (Rodent)

at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, United States

Job Description

Job Summary: The Surgical Training Technologist provides training, in both hands on and lecture format, in a wide variety of perioperative procedures and for JAX staff and non-JAX people at all levels, from animal care technicians to Ph.D. scientists. The incumbent may provide training in basic major surgical procedures. In addition to training, the incumbent is responsible for stocking and maintaining the surgical training lab and assisting in the development and refinement of the surgical techniques. The Surgical Training Technologist works to develop and refine their proficiency as a trainer, advance their surgical skills and expand their expertise in perioperative procedures (e.g. anesthesia, pain assessments, aseptic technique). This is a highly visible position; the incumbent must represent The Jackson Laboratory at the highest standards.

Surgical Training Technologists are provided with support and encouraged to pursue certifications through the Academy of Surgical Research (SRT, SRS) and the American Association of Laboratory Animal Science (ALAT, LAT, LATG).

Key Responsibilities

*Training: Provides and documents training in a variety perioperative procedures (e.g. anesthesia, pain assessments, aseptic technique, post operative care). May provide training in basic major surgeries including but are not limited to ovary removal (ovariectomy), testicle removal (castration) and vas deferens ligation (vasectomy).
*Surgery: Performs basic major surgical procedures for surgical training or refinement/development purposes and executes all related surgical tasks such as pre-operative health assessment, providing safe and effective anesthesia, administering and recording correct dosage of medications, monitoring intra-operative vitals, ensuring successful anesthetic recovery. Additionally, maintains accurate, consistent, and complete surgical documentation.
*Works to develop and refine training proficiency, advance surgical skills and expand expertise in perioperative procedures.
*Assists in the development/refinement of surgical techniques. Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
*Ability to work with rodents.
*Ability to provide mentorship and/or training.
*Ability to aseptically perform basic major surgeries on mice while working under a microscope.
*Must possess strong written and oral interpersonal skills to work in a high profile environment which permit the clear and effective exchange of information with people representing a wide diversity of disciplines and levels of technical skill.
*Possess a strong attention to detail along with patience and flexibility to adjust teaching approaches and techniques that accommodate students with different capabilities, skill levels and levels of confidence.
*Ability to work in a fast-paced work environment while maintaining a positive attitude.
*Must have good working knowledge of Microsoft applications such as Outlook, Teams, Word, and Excel.
*Ability to work a flexible work schedule and travel occasionally.
*Ability to perform confident, responsible animal handling and a variety of biomethods.
*Proven and consistent high level of attention to detail.
*Actively seeks to improve skills, facilitate learning, and understand job related items.

Pay Range: $20.15 - $33.74

About JAX:
The Jackson Laboratory is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution with a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center and nearly 3,000 employees in locations across the United States (Maine, Connecticut, California),Japan andChina. Its mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health.

Founded in 1929, JAX applies over nine decades of expertise in genetics to increase understanding of human disease, advancing treatments and cures for cancer, neurological and immune disorders, diabetes, aging and heart disease. It models and interprets genomic complexity, integrates basic research with clinical application, educates current and future scientists, and provides critical data, tools and services to the global biomedical community. For more information, please visit.

EEO Statement:
The Jackson Laboratory provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, national origin, veteran status, and other classifications protected by applicable state and local non-discrimination laws.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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Job Posting: 1079086

Posted On: May 14, 2024

Updated On: May 14, 2024

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