Work with LAR staff to order animals, coordinate with Sponsor of project regarding receipt of test compounds and infectious larvae. Monitor animals for possible adverse responses as trained by PI, infect animal with parasites, treat according to protocol(s) and harvest and enumerate worm load. Record all data accurately and promptly and inform PI of progress in a timely manner. Assist with testing of potential anti-parasite drugs using a rodent model. May also involve working with other animal species. Proficiency with dosing and sampling of animal required. Keep orderly records as instructed, perform duties according to a set schedule and be willing to work with animals in a laboratory setting. Must be familiar with basic biological laboratory methods and skills including ability to read basic chemical symbols and prepare simple solutions. Must be able to work independently and as part of a team. Familiarity with both MS Word and Excel is required. Willingness to work flexible hours if it should become necessary. Cross train with other technicians in area of serological diagnostics(no previous training required).
Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work. Related knowledge and experience required to perform assigned duties. Proficiency in dosing and sample collection. Ability to manage and handle animal colony. Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds.
American Recovery & Reinvestment Act Funded:
University of North Carolina - 10 months ago
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