Biological Science Laboratory Technician (Animal) - NIAID - DE
Department Of Health And Human Services - Hamilton, MT

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The NIH is the premier biomedical research center for the world. Its 27 Institutes and Centers employ approximately 18,000 employees doing a vast array of jobs, all supporting efforts for a healthy nation. For information on the NIH mission, goals, and Institutes and Centers, visit NIH Overview

This position is located in the National

Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Allergy and
Infectious Disease (NIAID), Division of Intramural Research (DIR), Rocky
Mountain Veterinary Branch (RMVB), at the Rocky Mountain

Laboratories in Hamilton, Montana.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

U.S. Citizenship requirement met by closing date.

Position is subject to a background investigation.

Position requires Select Agent clearance.

DUTIES:
As a Biological Science Laboratory Technician
(Animal), you will be responsible for the daily care, observation and
monitoring of experimental animal colonies. Additionally, you will

perform the following duties and functions:
Prepare and monitor caging environments, including cage changing and provision of appropriate feed and water.
Perform
daily care, observation and monitoring/recording of the non-human
primate quarantine areas, resident colony and experimental animals.
Assist veterinarians and trained surgeons in the performance of laboratory animal surgery.
Provide technical support to investigators in laboratory animal facilities.
Utilize
laboratory equipment/apparatuses such as pH meters, balometers,
laboratory centrifuges, pipetters, microscopes, electronic scales,
hematological analyzers and microchip animal identification systems.
Maintain
accurate daily records on laboratory animal breeding, genetics, animal
disposition, animal health, individual cage cards, and all experimental
procedures.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Basic Qualification Requirements:
You must demonstrate in your resume at least one
(1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS- 6
level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public
sector, performing the following types of tasks: monitoring animal
health; making and recording close observations of animals; handling
animal caging equipment; maintaining records of animal health procedures
and results; administering anesthesia and monitoring post-surgical
animal conditions; maintaining animal colonies; and taking samples of
fluids and tissues.

OR

Have 1 year of graduate level education that
included courses such as biology, chemistry, statistics, entomology,
animal husbandry, botany, physics, agriculture, or mathematics. At least
12 semester hours of courses are directly related to this position .

OR

Have a combination of graduate level education
and experience that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for
this position .

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If you qualify on the basis of education in lieu of experience, you must submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed, and grades). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package; however, official transcripts will be required prior to receiving an official offer. Click here for information on Foreign Education .

Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with Selective Service.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
If you meet the minimum qualifications for this position, your application and responses to the online questionnaire will be evaluated under Category Rating and Selection procedures for placement in one of the following categories:

Best Qualified - for those who are superior in the evaluation criteria
Well Qualified - for those who excel in the evaluation criteria
Qualified - for those who only meet the minimum qualification requirements

Candidates determined to be Best Qualified will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points, but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category.

Click here to view vacancy questions: View Assessment Questions

If you are a veteran, CTAP or ICTAP eligible, or an individual with a disability, please refer to the following links for additional information and required documents:

Veterans

CTAP

ICTAP

Schedule A Appointments for the Disabled

All such documents MUST be received by 11:59pm ET of the closing date, Friday, January 25, 2013, to be considered.

BENEFITS:
The federal government offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. For more information, check out New Employee Benefits at NIH and OPM's Employee Benefits Information .

OTHER INFORMATION:
We are unable to pay relocation expenses.

A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection/placement.

Additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement. The National Institutes of Health participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program ( E-Verify ). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers. The NIH maintains a tobacco free work environment and campus .

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