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BIOQUAL, Inc. is fully accredited by the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC) and has a long history of providing state-of-the-art facilities and trained, experienced research scientists, veterinarians and animal care personnel for clients involved in infectious disease investigations, cancer research, and a wide variety of other in vivo and in vitro studies including those requiring Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) documentation and conditions.

ANIMAL CARETAKER

The full-time Animal Caretaker performs standardized procedures associated with operation of a laboratory animal facility under general supervision. An animal caretaker performs any combination of duties to attend animals including nonhuman primates, ferrets, lagomorphs and rodents. This includes tasks in animal care, sanitation, operations support, quality control and technical assistance. He/she performs these duties under supervision until skill, training and understanding of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are demonstrated.

Responsibilities for the position include:

Understand and follow appropriate procedures according to animal species as presented in Facility SOPs.

Feed and water animals according to schedule set down according to animal species and/or research protocol.

Clean and sanitize cages, water bottles, racks, and animal rooms.

Understand and operate cage washer and autoclaves.

Examine animals daily for signs of illness or reactions and reports such observations to the animal technician supervisor or the Project Director.

Monitor and record humidity and temperature in appointed rooms daily, noting unusual sounds, odors, and ventilation changes.

Perform all tasks in a way to minimize or prevent transfer of infection.

Know structure and meaning of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar as well as basic signs/symbols used in Veterinary Medicine.

Job Requirements/Qualifications:

Handle laboratory animals

Lift and carry up to 50 pounds

Bend, stoop, and stretch

Operate animal care equipment

Wear respiratory protection

ANIMAL TECHNICIAN

The full-time Animal Technician provides a variety of technical, housekeeping, and record keeping tasks associated with nonhuman primates, ferrets and mice. These tasks are performs under general supervision, but spends a major portion of time performing specialized technical procedures necessary to maintain continuous operation of an animal facility or to assist in the conduct of animal experiments.  The Animal Technician may assist an animal facility supervisor in supervisory tasks such as training new employees, scheduling and reviewing work, and writing reports.

Responsibilities for the position include:

Assist with necropsy procedures including tissue collection

Collects, verifies, and correlates facility records and makes timely reports to the supervisor

Collects blood, tissue and various fluid samples from the animals

Performs various IV, SC, intranasal and intramuscular injections

Performs anesthesia and euthanasia as required

Read and understand standard operating procedures (SOP’s) for animal facilities

Perform routine inoculations

Assist in the processing and shipment of serum/tissue samples

Attend seminars and training

Job Requirements/Qualifications:

Considerable knowledge of the care and handling of laboratory animals

Knowledge of the biology and physical characteristics of animals used in research and the ability to recognize signs of illness and abnormalities

Knowledge regarding the methods and materials used in laboratory work

Able to work and communicate professionally with investigators, supervisors and caretakers

Able to make accurate observations, keep current, accurate, and complete records

Able to read, understand, and interpret written and oral instruction and perform math calculations in conduct of experimental procedures

3-5 years of experience

BS in Biology, Animal Science or a related field; or completion of college level Laboratory Animal Technician program; or at least a high school diploma, ALAT, LAT or LAT’G certification from AALAS and at least 1 additional year of experience in biomedical research

ASSISTANT BIOSAFETY OFFICER

The Assistant Biosafety Officer assists the Biosafety Officer with ensuring a safe working environment for BIOQUAL employees and ensuring regulatory compliance for the company.

Responsibilities for the position include:

Maintain Chemical Inventory Lists and SDS Binder monitoring

Alternate Responsible Official Responsibilities and Select Agent Inventory control

Prepare for and participate in facility inspections by Regulatory Agencies, including USDA and AALAC

BSL3 / ABSL3 Annual Safety Check-lists

Attend Facility Health and Safety Meetings

Write and Review SOPs

Alternate Radiation Safety Office Responsibilities

Participate as a member in the IBC and IACUC committees

Review Health & Safety plans including the Biosafety Manual, Radiation Protection Program, Exposure Control Plan, Chemical Hygiene Plan, and Health & Safety Manual

Job Requirements/Qualifications:

Able to make accurate observations, keep current, accurate and complete records

Able to read, understand and interpret written and oral instruction

Experience working in the laboratory

Current knowledge of biosafety regulations, and understanding of safe A/BSL2 and A/BSL3 working conditions, including with select agents

BS and/or MS in Biology Animal Science or a related field; or completion of college level Laboratory Animal Technician program; or any equivalent combination of related training and experience is preferred.

MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN

The Maintenance Technician performs duties as assigned which contribute to the proper functioning and appearance of the facility.

Responsibilities for the position include:

Perform a wide variety of general building maintenance and repair services.

Install light bulbs, doors, bulletin boards, and cabinets.

Paint interior and exterior walls; assemble furniture.

Perform preventative maintenance and equipment repairs.

Keep equipment records of repairs and preventative maintenance performed.

Keep all work areas and mechanical rooms clean, safe and well organized.

Create and maintain a good parts and material inventory and accountability of tools.

Job Requirements/Qualifications:

At least 2 years of maintenance experience

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

The full-time Research Associate is responsible for conducting in vitro experiments in order to produce reliable and precise data to support scientific investigations. The Research Associate should be familiar with the SOPs relating to the laboratory for which they take responsibility for carrying out routine tasks accurately and following strict methodologies to perform a variety of analyses. They must have experience in laboratory techniques that are supportive of the intended research provided in approved protocol.

Responsibilities for the position include:

Perform all functions required studies. If manipulation of animals or animal related specimens is required, appropriate SOPs according to animal species must be understood and followed.

Prepare specimens and samples necessary for carrying out studies.

Understand and follow the appropriate SOPs for operation of standard laboratory equipment, for example freezers, centrifuges, scales, biocontainment hoods, pipetters, incubators and pH meters.

Record, interpret, and prepare electronic results to present to Study Director or PI.

Ensure the laboratory is well-stocked and resourced.

Keep up with technical developments in specialty fields within which they are responsible.

Follow and ensure strict safety procedures and safety checks, including knowledge of aseptic techniques for handling infectious or potential infectious organisms.

Know structure and meaning of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar as well as basic signs/symbols used in Veterinary Medicine.

Assist with report writing, SOP writing, and GLP compliance.

Interact professionally with clients.

Train new laboratory members in laboratory techniques.

Operate complex laboratory equipment such as PCR machines, TAQman analysers, high speed centrifuges, flow cytometers, ELISA readers, Elispot readers, and clinical pathology analyzers, Design assay system independently.

Job Requirements/Qualifications:

BS in a Scientific Research Field

3-5 years of laboratory experience

BIOQUAL offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including:

  • Medical and dental insurance,
  • Life and long-term disability insurance,
  • Paid sick and vacation leave,
  • 401(k) Retirement plan,
  • Tuition reimbursement program.

Individuals interested in these positions should download and fill out the following  application in PDF format, then email or mail to addresses listed below:

BIOQUAL EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION

Human Resources Director
BIOQUAL, Inc.
4 Research Court
Rockville, MD 20850-3220
EEO M/F/D/V

hrdept@bioqual.com

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