Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, assists in and supports research projects that involve neurobiological study in non-human primates. Position duties includes performing specialized and routine procedures, behavioral training of NHPs, assists during aseptic surgeries, ensures regulatory compliance, assists postdoctoral associates, maintains equipment, manages DEA requirements, tracks expenses and purchases, schedules and coordinates lab meetings, monitor NHP for illness/injury/distress and notifies veterinarian when appropriate, weighs and administers drugs, ensures enrichment for NHP, assists with lab duties including supply inventory, equipment inventory, ordering and tracking. Provides documents/information as needed to the business office.
Acclimation and behavioral training of non-human primates (NHP).
Prepare and assist in aseptic surgeries for implantation of surgical and recording implants in NHP.
Assure regulatory compliance, including regulations related to animal research and chemical safety, including assistance with the training and orientation of new students and other research staff in the laboratory.
Train new students and other research staff regarding the safety in handling NHP.
Maintain equipment and supplies in the laboratory. Track expenses and purchases of laboratory supplies.
Perform preliminary data analysis.
Monitor NHP for potential illness/injury/distress and notify veterinary staff when appropriate.
Weigh and administer drugs, oversee environmental enrichment for NHP, and coordinates related activity with other members of the lab.
Coordinate with the department business office and other university offices as needed.
High School Diploma/GED and some college coursework in the Biological Sciences required.
One (1) year of related laboratory experience required.
Bachelor's degree in Science or Engineering preferred.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Demonstrated proficiency in windows-based word processing, internet, and spreadsheet.
Ability to work independently, as a team member, and under direct supervision.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to work with a diverse research staff and with confidential materials.
Ability to follow protocols, policies and procedures and respond appropriately when presented with novel situations.
Demonstrated excellent record of attendance and punctuality.
Classified title: Laboratory Coordinator
Working title: Laboratory Coordinator
Role/Level/Range: ACRO 37.5/E/02/CD
Starting Salary Range: $16.26 - $22.35 (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Fulltime
Employee Status: Non-Exempt
Schedule: Monday-Friday – Varies – 37.5hrs/Wk
Location: Homewood Campus – Baltimore, MD
Department name: 10001392-Mind Brain Institute
Personnel area (School): SOAS – School of Arts and Sciences
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