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Research Support Specialist II - Bioscience - Military veterans preferred

SoBran Inc. (


  full-time   employee

United States

Join The Winning Team�?�¢�?�?�?�¦Team SoBran - We are an industry leader in designing professional animal care programs, managing animal facilities, and providing high quality technical support for laboratory animal research projects. SoBran's success hinges on our employees. We maintain a professional environment and ensure that our people have the tools and training to achieve; and provide them with opportunities for learning and advancement. Our employees' individual talents contribute to our success! We thank you for your interest in SoBran.

SoBran is seeking a Research Support Specialist II to serve at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

OVERVIEW: Responsibilities of this position are that of a Research Support Specialist II for the NIH, Animal Care Project. These responsibilities include all activities required for the proper care and maintenance of on-site animals.


*All employees are expected to perform their duties as assigned, arrive to work at 7:00 am depart at 3:30 pm M-F. You will be required to work on the weekends as scheduled. The weekend hours are from 7 am to 3:30 pm. (no more than 8 hours per day). In addition you will be expected to work extra hours during an emergency situation or if any unexpected situation arise until work is completed.

Primary duties may include the following:

Understand and follow all SOPs and Quality Assurance Standards.
Provides research technical support to Dr. Harbison lab.
Duties include providing technical services (such as tail snips, tissue collection, timed mating�?�¢�?�?�?�?s, etc.)
Provide colony management oversight of animals assigned to Dr. Harbison�?�¢�?�?�?�?s lab.
Use a mouse colony database program to manage the colony and track data.
Safely and correctly handle and restrain animals for observation and/or minor procedures.
Serve as liaison for mouse imports, exports, re-derivations, cryo-preservation with NHLBI shipping coordinators.
Participate in weekly lab meeting.
Always think safety first when performing daily duties.
Perform miscellaneous duties as assigned.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Background Requirements:

B.S. degree in biology, animal science, or similar discipline preferred.
Experience working with mice in biomedical research.
Possesses required knowledge to perform in a specialized area in lead role; detail-oriented.
Fundamental knowledge of medical terminology.

Our commitment
SoBran, is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, or disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.

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