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.
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.
Handle laboratory animals.
Lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
Bend, stoop, and stretch.
Operate animal care equipment.
Wear respiratory protection.
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 research studies. The Animal Technician may assist an animal facility supervisor in supervisory tasks such as training new employees, scheduling and reviewing work, and writing reports.
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 LATg certification from AALAS and at least 1 additional year of experience in biomedical research.
The IACUC Coordinator oversees and ensures the IACUC conducts its oversight of animal research in accordance with federal regulations, Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) standards, and BIOQUAL’s IACUC policies and procedures. This position reports to the IACUC Chair and the Institutional Official (IO).
Experience working with AWA/PHS (OLAW) regulations regarding animal subject research is preferable.
Certified Professional IACUC Administrator (CPIA) Qualifications preferred IACUC specific training is required within 6 to 9 months of starting this position, such as IACUC 101, PRIM &R or AALAS.
The Maintenance Technician performs duties as assigned which contribute to the proper functioning and appearance of the facility.
At least 2 years of maintenance experience.
The Project Manager is responsible for the administrative and technical requirements in support of animal housing and technical support services contracts
AALAS Certification; LAT level, LATg +/- Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
At least three years of scientific project experience in a laboratory animal setting.
Demonstrate ability to manage and delegate responsibility to caretakers and technicians.
Ability to communicate in writing and verbally with scientists and researchers.
Understand and use proper safety procedures including training personnel.
QUALITY CONTROL SPECIALIST
The Quality Control Specialist verifies and works with laboratory and animal technical staff to maintain the desired level of quality in written and electronic records, reports, and documents by the continued use of inspections, oversight and corrective action plans. They participate in the development and oversight of the company quality assurance plan.
Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Science, AALAS certification or equivalent, At least 2 years of relevant job experience in laboratory and animal related field.
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.
BS in a Scientific Research Field.
3-5 years of laboratory experience.
The Staff Scientist is responsible for administrating study protocols. This includes supervising laboratory and animal technicians, developing and coordinating study protocols and schedules with client, preparing final reports and publications.
PhD in microbiology, immunology, infectious disease or related field.
Extensive experience with all aspects of flow cytometry, including instrument standardization, calibration, and assay optimization.
Proficiency in Flow Jo, Diva or other related software is required.
Knowledge or experience in working with animals is preferred; working knowledge of NHPs is ideal.
Be able to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines.
Must have excellent written and communication skills.
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.
- 10 paid Holiday per calendar year
Individuals interested in these positions should download and fill out the following application in PDF format, then email or mail to addresses listed below:
Human Resources Director
9600 Medical Center Drive, Suite 101
Rockville, MD 20850-3336
BIOQUAL is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on age, race, color, gender, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state and local laws.
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