History of being an effective Vivarium Manager/Supervisor and Research Assistant. With 20 year of experience with Laboratory Work. Experience with several animals model of human disease. On-hands experience, practice and techniques in animal procedures. Inoculation implant, bleeding, necropsy, dosing (Subcutaneous, Intraperitoneal, Intramuscular, Oral gavage, Intravenous, Intranasal, Intradermal, Retroorbital )Full understanding of the underwriting process and team needs. Meticulous in Protocol Review, SOP execution, document evaluation, report writing and file. Knowledge of Quality Control Operation. Knowledge in ordering of species and materials that are being used in the research facility. Knowledge in operation of laboratory processing equipment. Experience in operating/using STUDYLOG data collection software. Excellent at juggling multiple tasks, coordinating with team members and managing support staff. Resilient and creative when working under pressure.
Direct supervision of employee tasks. Management of daily operation of a animal facility. Execution of multiple efficacy studies testing various therapeutic agents and combination regimens in mouse tumor models. Training and mentoring of new employees. Setting breeding cages and managing pay codes as necessary to produce experimental animals. Monitoring mice daily in the animal facility for health and breeding status; assessing and following up as necessary with PI. Establishing and validating new animal models. Performing relevant procedures on tumor induction, drug administration, general necropsy and tissue sample collection. Excellent skills in problem solving and attention to detail, resulting in outstanding quality of work; tracking and correction of study deviations. Reviewing animal protocols and annual reports for IACUC revision. Managing software designed to run animal studies. Husbandry of an existing animal facility, facilitating the execution of mouse studies, coordinating the work of research associates in close collaboration with scientists in various multidisciplinary teams. Responsible for maintaining current IACUC protocols and proposing future protocol amendments. Managing external vendors and contracts, purchasing of supplies and equipment, keeping track of periodic equipment maintenance and calibration. Responsible for the high quality of data produced in studies, consistent with current established protocols and SOPs.
Lead Technician of Animal Care Team responsible for: Animal health checks and follow up with research personnel; equipment sanitization; waste disposal (including hazardous waste); bedding and cage changes; monitoring environment of animal facility; recording animal care and animal facility/room information; facility maintenance including filter changing and room sanitization. Ensured adherence to SOP's, documentation and recordkeeping. Assisted with facility equipment maintenance including calibrations. Oversaw facility repairs. Prepared tissue samples for transport. Assisted in minor toxicology techniques. Additionally, created and managed a shipping and receiving team responsible for allocation and proper identification of animals received, analyzed health reports from vendors and maintained strong communication with research personnel.
Animal Care Technician
Basic Handling and restraint
Animal identification methods, such as ear tagging,color code/skin or coat marking, tail ID with indelible ink,implanted transponder.
Blood collection techniques such as SC, IP, IV, IM
Anesthesia techniques with inhalant and injectable
Euthanasia techniques such as CO2 inhalation, Thoracotomy under anesthesia, cervical dislocation under anesthesia, narcotic overdose IV, IP
Bedding and cage changes; Animal health checks; Equipment sanitization; Waste disposal (including hazardous waste); Recording of animal care and animal facility/room information. Facility Maintenance: Filter Changing; Room sanitization.
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