Advanced Animal Care Technologist, Rare Disease Tr

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

Job Description

The Rare Disease Translational Center is seeking a motivated, detail oriented full time Advanced Animal Care Technologist to join our team at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine. The successful candidate will be working with a dynamic team to support all aspects of the research, including independent management of mouse colonies, making key recommendations regarding breeding management, biosampling and evaluation of mouse disposition. This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking for to be involved in diverse and complex colony management that supports all aspects of research.
The Rare Disease Translational Center supports the overall mission of The Jackson Laboratory: To discover precise genomic solution for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health. The RDTC works directly with foundations and their associated teams of basic and clinical researchers to generate custom mouse models with clinical mutations to treat and cure rare disease. This position is an exciting opportunity to work directly with the Center in supporting this mission.

Key Responsibilities:
Colony Management (70% of time) including maintaining appropriate breeding schemes, managing breeder rotation/replacement, maintain strain pedigree ledgers, precise and legible cage card maintenance, identify and record phenotyping when needed, biosampling, submitting samples for genotyping and ability to interpret genotyping results in addition to other duties focused on colony management
Biomethods (30% of time) including performing animal euthanasia in accordance with established laboratory procedures for humanely euthanizing mice in barrier facilities, animal restrain, ear notch and other identification methods, biosampling for genotyping, various blood sample collection techniques
High School diploma or GED required; associate degree preferred.
Knowledge of mouse genetics as acquired by a degree in the biological sciences or 2 - 3 years work experience in which animal husbandry and colony management were major job responsibilities
Successful completion of The Jackson Laboratory's Genetics I and II courses.
ALAT Certification with LAT certification preferred
Detail oriented, flexible, ability to multi-task and remain focused
Successful proven record of written and oral communication skills sufficient to permit clear and effective exchange of information
Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to manage details accurately
Ability to use word processing, spreadsheet, web browser, and database software to record and report activities
Demonstrated team player with professional, positive attitude and willingness to be flexible

About JAX:
The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution with more than 2,400 employees. Headquartered in Bar Harbor, Maine, it has a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center in Augusta, Maine, a genomic medicine institute in Farmington, Connecticut, and facilities in Ellsworth, Maine, Sacramento, California, and Shanghai, China. Its mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health.
JAX employees work in a collaborative, value-driven, and team-based environment where the focus is on advancing science and improving patients' lives. Researchers apply genetics to increase the understanding of human disease and advance treatments and cures for cancer, neurological and immune disorders, diabetes, aging, and heart disease. JAX was voted among the top 15 "Best Places to Work in Academia" in the United States in a poll conducted by The Scientist magazine!

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: 881601

Posted On: Jan 26, 2023

Updated On: Jan 26, 2023

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