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Academy of Surgical Research :: Positions Available

The Academy of Surgical Research welcomes advertisements. Posting fee is $50 per advertisement for current ASR members, $100 per advertisement for non-members. Each posting will be active for 6 months, or until the posted position becomes unavailable, at which time it becomes the responsibility of the advertising company to contact ASR with instructions to remove their ad from the Web site.

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Posted: 2/17/17

Job Title: Surgical Veterinary Technician
Company/Organization: Charles River

Charles River is seeking a skilled surgical veterinary technician to work at a Charles River client site in Boston's Longwood Medical Area. The veterinary technician will work in the large animal surgical group supporting research protocols, working alongside of members of the Boston Childrens research team.

Job responsibilities will include working closely with the veterinarian to perform daily health assessments of the large animals in the Surgical Services Program and maintain all records associated with the research studies. The veterinary technician will provide treatments as recommended by the veterinarian and perform technical functions as required by research protocols. Duties will include diagnostic testing, administering medications to pre, peri-, and post-operative patients; anesthesia administration and monitoring, including placement of IV catheters, intubation and administration of anesthetic agents; provide surgical support including handling and restraint, blood and tissue sample collection, injections and treatments.

The ideal candidate will have experience working with large animals in a research setting or emergency veterinary clinic and possess a BS in Veterinary Technology or related field plus a minimum of two years experience. CVT/LVT certification is preferred.

For additional information, apply online to www.criver.com careers link job #170339 or email patricia.wilkens@crl.com
Posted: 1/20/17

Job Title: Large Animal Surgical Technician
Company/Organization: Aerotek Scientific

Currently I am recruiting on an Large Animal Surgical Technician for a Prestigious Academic Institution in the Central New Jersey area.

Some responsibilities include:
  • Prepares animals for surgery including anesthetic calculations, sedation and induction, intubation, IV catheter placement, specimen collection and surgical site preparation.
  • Performs necessary lab work such as blood, fecal and urine collection and processing.
  • Prepares and maintains surgical instruments through washing, drying and proper storage. Assembles surgical packs and processes sterile packs via autoclave or gas sterilization.
  • Assists with monitoring animals during different phases or post-operative recovery as needed, including performing temperature, pulse, and respiration, auscultation of the heart and lunchs, assessing pain of animals at incision sites, changing wound dressings and administering medications
Knowledge:
  • BA/BS in Animal Science or related field
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of experience working with non-human primates
If you’d like to speak more about the position, or know someone that would be interested, please call me back at 732-447-1655 or forward along my information and attach your most updated resume. Thank you very much and have a great day.

Amanda Timpano
732-447-1655
atimpano@aerotek.com

LAR Large Animal Surgical Technician Job Description

Summary:

Provides veterinary surgical support to all Laboratory Animal Resources (LAR) Facilities. This position reports directly to the LAR Staff Veterinarian.

The surgical technician performs the following duties, under the supervision and/or direction of LAR veterinarians: animal care for laboratory animals during surgical preparation and surgical procedures, triage and treatment of sick or injured animals, and assists the veterinarian with performance of diagnostic and preventative procedures. Maintains surgical anesthesia records and inventory of LAR operating room (OR) related medical supplies. Provides technical support, including induction, maintenance, and documentation during anesthesia and post operative care for all USDA regulated animals.

Duties:
  • Surgical technicians are considered essential services staff. Essential services staff performs jobs that are necessary and required to maintain basic University operations during scheduled or unscheduled work closures due to emergencies, events or other situations.
  • Prepares animals for surgery including anesthetic calculations, sedation and induction, intubation, IV catheter placement, specimen collections and surgical site preparation.
  • Performs necessary lab work such as blood, fecal and urine collection and processing, etc.
  • Prepared the OR for procedures, including setting up instruments and stocking supplies.
  • Monitors anesthesia and animal vitals during surgical, interim and terminal procedures.
  • Maintain records and performs the appropriate treatment for animals under the direction of the staff veterinarian.
  • Assists in coordinating the operating room schedule, coordinating this schedule between the veterinary staff and researchers.
  • Operates specialized equipment in support of the OR suite – digital x-ray, ventilator, etc.
  • Prepares and maintains surgical instruments through washing, drying and proper storage. Assembles surgical packs and processes sterile packs via autoclave or gas sterilization.
  • Operates, cleans and maintains gas anesthesia machines, autoclave and other surgical equipment routinely utilized.
  • Assists with monitoring animals during different phases or post-operative recovery as needed, including performing temperature, pulse, and respiration, auscultation of the heart and lungs, assessing pain of animals at incision sites, changing wound dressings and administering medications.
  • Monitors mandatory documentation maintained by researchers (e.g., post-operative monitoring) for the attending veterinarian.
  • Responsible for the oversight of the OR suite to make sure all calibrations and maintenance is performed and documented.
  • Schedule regular maintenance of veterinary equipment in the OR suite, to ensure that equipment is functioning properly and to remain in compliance with regulations and guidelines.
  • Maintains a reasonable stock of drugs and supplies used in the appropriate care of laboratory animals.
  • Ensures, that drugs and supplies are not out of date. Assists LAR Management with performing monthly audits of the OR suite.
  • Administers the dispensing and documentation of controlled drugs under the direct supervision of the attending veterinarian and according to state and federal guidelines.
  • Ensures that appropriate safety protocols are followed when hazardous materials are used in connection with research animals.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Staff Veterinarian.
Essential Qualifications:

Required:
  • BA/BS in Animal Science or related field and/or
    -AALAS certification at the Laboratory Animal Technologist Level
    -Minimum 2-3 years experience working with non-human primates in a responsibility described above.
    -Knowledge of research animal physiology, pharmacology, and general animal care required.
    -Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a laboratory animal resources team and ability to share knowledge with other animal care staff, students, and new researchers.
    -Proven ability to work independently and communicate well with different levels within the organization, and work well with a diverse team for a common goal consistent with the mission of the Laboratory Animal Resources Department.
  • Ability to handle assignments and changing priorities as circumstances may dictate.
    -Excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate well person to person as well as email.
    -Ability to use Microsoft Office Applications including Outlook and other software applications used in animal research.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
  • The final candidate will be required to successfully pass a background check.

Posted: 10/19/16

Study Director – Medical Devices (Fort Collins, CO)

We are looking for a hard-working, detail oriented and dedicated Study Director, as described in the Food and Drug Administration’s GLPs, to join an exciting career oriented team to work in biomedical research. You would have overall responsibility for the technical conduct of a study as well as for the interpretation, analysis, documentation, and reporting of results. Utilize your writing, research, data interpretation, and interpersonal skills to interact with clients, draft protocols, analyze data, and write reports. Work with medical device or pharmaceutical industry clients using large and small laboratory animal models.

Preference will be given to candidates with at least 2 years of relevant experience working in a biomedical research facility with a variety of species, including dogs, sheep, and pigs and a variety of study types with a focus on those that are related to medical device product development and testing. General computer skills and a working knowledge of Excel and Word are required. Knowledge of FDA-GLPs, experience working in a GLP environment, and current regulatory awareness is preferred.

The candidate must be committed to quality research and customer service, be energetic, positive, self-motivated and work well as part of a team. This will be a full time position and offers enormous opportunity for training and professional growth. Some weekend or evening work may be required.

Preference will be given to candidates with one or more of the following:
  1. A candidate who has been a study director in a contract research organization with a focus on medical device studies.
  2. A DVM and/or a PhD degree in a relevant biological science particularly in cardiovascular or cardiopulmonary physiology, neurobiology, or orthopedics.
  3. Experience working with intravascular devices, and/or, conducting interventional cardiology or interventional radiology procedures and studies.
  4. Experience doing surgery to include any of the following: soft tissue, minimally invasive procedures including laparoscopy or endoscopy or orthopedic surgery.
  5. SRS or SRT certification through the Academy of Surgical Research
Please email your resume and cover letter.

Compensation: Competitive salary based on education, experience, and certification.

Benefits include health insurance, 401k, paid time off……… and living in Colorado.

Contact: Donald H. Maul, DVM, MS | President
don.maul@preclinicalresearch.com
Posted: 10/6/16

Surgical Technologist/Senior Surgical Technologist

Surgical Services has a regular, full-time Surgical Technologist/Senior Surgical Technologist position available at The Jackson Laboratory in Sacramento, California. Responsibilities include but are not limited to, performing a wide variety of surgical procedures on mice, shipment of surgical orders, tissue collection and providing surgical training. The incumbent will be self-motivated, detail oriented and enjoy working in a team environment. This individual will report to the Manager of Surgical Services.

Minimum qualifications include knowledge of animal anatomy and physiology as would normally be acquired through an AS degree in Animal Science or related field or 2 years of relevant experience. This position requires demonstration of aseptic surgical technique and the ability to successfully perform surgeries on rodents while using a microscope for extended periods of time.

The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to work independently, and exercise good judgment in decision-making. Ability to work with computer software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook is preferred. Must be able to work a flexible work schedule including weekends; occasional travel may be required.

The Jackson Laboratory is an independent, nonprofit, biomedical research institution with more than 1,400 employees, and 3 campuses located in Bar Harbor, Maine, Farmington, Connecticut and Sacramento, California. The Laboratory’s mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Please submit resume and cover letter as one document to complete application process at www.jax.org/careers, job posting#5870.
Posted: 10/3/16

16-017
Location: St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN
Full-Time
Industry: Biotechnology, Medical Equipment, Life Sciences Sales
Manages Others: NO
Job Type: Biotech, Health Care, Sales
Education: CVT [or DVM], SRS, surgical experience and peri-operative care experience with large and small laboratory animals
Experience: 1 – 3 years
Travel: up to 50%

Description
________________________________________
Research Surgeon
________________________________________
A career at Data Sciences International, Inc. ("DSI") is an experience where employees are energized and aligned by our purpose – Advance biomedical science to improve human and animal health. Our values, strategies, and practices reflect our commitment to this purpose. You will find an environment where innovation and the basic values of trust, teamwork, and doing what’s right for the good of the organization are cherished and rewarded.

DSI is seeking a surgeon to provide surgical expertise and proficiency to contribute to the advancement of the DSI mission, vision, and company values. A team-member who will provide surgical services to external customers as part of an integrated solution, and collaborate with internal colleagues to assist in the development of new products and surgical techniques. Someone committed to continuous improvement who will work to develop a comprehensive understanding of surgical best practices to support customers and drive internal innovation. A flexible and open-minded individual who wants to use their skills and experience both within DSI’s Surgical Services department and throughout the entire organization. During all activities, the surgeon must maintain the highest standards of animal welfare.

DESIRED/PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Ability to perform macro and micro surgery on animals used in the pre-clinical field
  • Use of dissecting microscope
  • Anesthetic patient monitoring
  • Peri-operative animal care
  • Basic animal handling experience
  • Goal-oriented, task-driven decision making skills
  • Windows software
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Ingenuity
  • Attention to quality and detail
  • Nice if qualified candidate had surgical experience with DSI telemetry.
DSI’s success is also shared; in addition to a competitive compensation and benefits programs, we have established several plans that provide opportunities for incentive compensation and employee stock ownership to all employees. DSI’s solutions are recognized as the clear global standard of excellence in innovation, scientific rigor and efficiency for the study of systems physiology.

Our people and unique technology give us a strong and stable position as well as opportunities for growth in both the biomedical research and human clinical markets. If you are interested in becoming a part of our innovative team please apply via our website at www.datasci.com.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

FLSA: Exempt
Posted: 9/28/16

Department: Pre-Clinical Affairs
Job Title: Scientist I / Scientist II – Pre-Clinical Surgeon
Position Level: EX-08/09
Posting Date: September 2016

Bard Davol Inc., a subsidiary of C. R. Bard, Inc., located in Rhode Island, is a leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of innovative, life-enhancing medical technologies. We focus our business on key surgical specialties, including Soft Tissue Repair, Surgical Fixation, Biomaterials and Orthopedic/Wound Management Irrigation.

Our company has a strong tradition of developing our employees to learn, grow and excel. We are continually building our team with qualified, team oriented individuals to enhance the success of our company.

Davol headquarters is situated in a central location, surrounded by a scenic coastline with easy access to T.F. Green Airport, AMTRAK Train Stations and Route 95, a major highway connecting to Providence, Connecticut, Boston and New York City within a short amount of time.

Overview: The position of Scientist I / II – Pre-Clinical Surgeon reports to the Sr. Manager, Pre-Clinical Affairs and Scientific Communications, and is responsible for providing scientific expertise in the coordination and execution of biomedical animal research studies to aid in the design and development of medical devices. An additional responsibility of this position is to serve as the primary or consultant surgeon for all Pre-Clinical studies executed by Davol.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Integrally involved with all aspects of Pre-Clinical Affairs animal study execution including familiarity with surgery/immunology fundamentals, protocol development, study coordination, scheduling, implementation, data analysis/interpretation, and report writing.
  • Serving as the primary or consultant Pre-Clinical Surgeon on all assigned studies executed by Davol.
  • Leading the Pre-Clinical Affairs efforts of several project teams simultaneously.
  • Interfacing with internal Scientists/Engineers, and acting as the Sponsor Study Director at external animal research laboratory facilities.
  • Coordinating the preparation/sterilization of appropriate test/control articles for implantation.
  • Involvement with Pre-Clinical Affairs study quoting and budgeting as necessary.
  • Reviewing scientific literature in order to stay current as needed in the industry.
  • Special projects as assigned.
Basic Qualifications:
  • Scientist I / Pre-Clinical Surgeon: Bachelor’s of Science degree in veterinary/animal science, biology, physiology, or related field, with a minimum of 2 yrs hands-on experience in either an academic, industrial or CRO laboratory setting or Master’s of Science degree in veterinary/animal science, biology, physiology, or related field, with a minimum of 1 yrs hands-on experience in either an academic, industrial or CRO laboratory setting.
  • Scientist II / Pre-Clinical Surgeon: Bachelor’s of Science degree in veterinary/animal science, biology, physiology, or related field, with a minimum of 3 yrs hands-on experience in either an academic, industrial or CRO laboratory setting or Master’s of Science degree in veterinary/animal science, biology, physiology, or related field, with a minimum of 2 yrs hands-on experience in either an academic, industrial or CRO laboratory setting.
  • SRS or SRT certification through the Academy of Surgical Research required.
  • Familiarity with surgery/immunology fundamentals as evidenced by successful animal study execution within the medical device industry.
  • Previous experience as a Pre-Clinical study director/coordinator.
  • Experience with analysis/interpretation of medical device histopathology.
  • Statistical / Analytical capabilities and familiarity with the use of statistical software.
  • Familiarity with anatomy and physiology fundamentals.
  • Familiarity with the biological aspects of wound healing.
  • Knowledge of Good Laboratory Practices (GLP).
  • Must be able to trouble-shoot and problem solve to support successful animal study execution.
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to travel overnight approximately 10% of time.
*Determination of level will be based upon years of experience & demonstrated knowledge/skills.

If you are interested in the above position and consider yourself qualified, please apply on-line at http://careers.crbard.com/.

Davol Inc. offers a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package and growth opportunities. For more information on Davol Inc. and C.R. Bard Inc., please visit our websites: www.davol.com and www.crbard.com.

Davol Inc. and C.R. Bard, Inc. are Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employers, M/F/D/V. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
Posted: 8/4/16

Job Title: Medical Research Manager Lab

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • General Duties and Responsibilities

> Establishes and ensures schedule, budget and quality commitments are met for the client.

> Manages (motivates, communicates) internal team members to ensure that client expectations are met.

> Understands investigational product(s) including high-level understanding of the Medical Device Development Process.

> Understands the intended clinical use of the test article being tested.

> Handles challenging situations, and knows when to call-in help.

> Interacts as needed with clients, auditors, inspectors, subcontractors, consultants, and other individuals or departments.

> Performs project in compliance with regulations.

> Effectively manages cross-functional projects.

> Serves as the primary contact for the client, as assigned by management, and keeps the client informed of schedule and any unforeseen events or issues.

> Knows and understands the Animal Welfare Requirements and serves as Principal Investigator.

  • Sales/Marketing Duties and Responsibilities

> Participates in meetings with prospective and current clients and works with Sales to develop proposals.

> Identifies opportunities to bring in new projects/clients.

> Offers opportunities to clients for expansion of MRO services to be provided by NAMSA.

Senior Medical Research Manager

In addition to the items listed above:

> Speaks at conferences, webinars, or other marketing venues.

> Develops study design and provides scope of project and relevant information to support the creation of proposals.

Principal Medical Research Manager

In addition to the items listed above:

> Speaks at conferences, webinars, or other marketing venues.

> Develops study design and provides scope of project and relevant information to support the creation of proposals.

  • Role-Specific Duties and Responsibilities

> Serves as the Study Director for GLP studies and is the single point of control for straightforward multidisciplinary (In Vivo and In Vitro Biocompatibility, Chemistry, Microbiology) preclinical projects. As Study Director, assures the following:

· The protocol, including any changes, is understood, approved and followed.

· All experimental data, including observations of unanticipated responses of the test system, are accurately recorded and verified.

· Unforeseen circumstances that may affect the quality and integrity of the nonclinical laboratory study are noted when they occur, and corrective action is taken and documented.

· Test Systems are as specified in the protocol.

· All applicable Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) regulations are followed.

· All raw data, documentation, protocols, specimens, and final reports are transferred to the archives at the close of the study.

> Uncomplicated (routine) preclinical study design and protocol development.

> Develops testing strategy; troubleshoots test article preparation issues.

> Upon completion, assembles and reviews data, and determines the results and conclusions of the study.

> Evaluates, analyzes and interprets data and presents in a clear, well-organized, scientifically sound report.

> As necessary, prepares protocol submissions for IACUC review and responds to committee comments/questions.

> Coordinates and manages client visits to NAMSA.

> Supports client during/after regulatory submission process and responds to any regulatory scrutiny.

> Interacts with regulatory bodies, including but not limited to FDA.

> Travels as needed to manage client expectations.

Senior Medical Research Manager

In addition to the items listed above:

> Moderately complex study design and protocol development.

> Leads moderately complex multidisciplinary (In Vivo and In Vitro Biocompatibility, Chemistry, Microbiology, Functional) preclinical projects.

> Critically evaluates, analyzes, and interprets moderately complex data and presents in a clear, well-organized, scientifically sound report.

Principal Medical Research Manager

In addition to the items listed above:

> Complex study design and protocol development.

> Leads complex multidisciplinary (In Vivo and In Vitro Biocompatibility, Chemistry, Microbiology, Functional) preclinical projects.

> Critically evaluates, analyzes, and interprets complex data and presents in a clear, well-organized, scientifically sound report.

Qualifications and Skills

Medical Research Manager

> Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline with a minimum of 5 years of study director, laboratory or quality assurance experience.

> Project management experience preferred.

> AALAS certification recommended.

> Fluency in English and local language, if different, required.

Senior Medical Research Manager

> Bachelor of Science degree with a minimum of 8 years of study director, laboratory, or quality assurance experience. Must include 5 years of previous study director experience.

> Masters of Science degree with a minimum of 5 years of study director, laboratory, or quality assurance experience. Must include at least 1 year of previous study director experience.

> Project management experience and regulatory interface required.

> AALAS certification recommended.

> Fluency in English and local language, if different, required.

Principal Medical Research Manager

> Bachelor of Science degree with a minimum of 15 years of study director, GLP laboratory, or quality assurance experience. Must include 10 years of previous study director experience.

> Masters of Science degree with a minimum of 10 years of study director, GLP laboratory, or quality assurance experience. Must include at least 5 year of previous study director experience.

> PhD with a minimum of 5 years of study director, GLP laboratory, or quality assurance experience. Must include at least 3 year of previous study director experience.

> Project management experience and regulatory interface required.

> DABT recommended.

> Fluency in English and local language, if different, required.

Technical Competencies

  • Knowledge of Good Laboratory Practices for Nonclinical Laboratory Studies (21 CFR Part 58)
  • Knowledge and experience with quality systems
  • Familiarity with medical device development process from pre-clinical to commercialization
  • Awareness of applicable guidelines and regulations including, but not limited to USDA, USP, FDA, ISO, MHLW
  • Demonstrated knowledge of a laboratory, analysis of scientific data, technical writing, organizational and communication skills.

Working Conditions

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds (12 kgs). Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Extensive use of a computer keyboard.
Contact: Jordan Kachmarik
Company: NAMSA
www.namsa.com
Email: jkachmarik@namsa.com
Posted: 8/4/16

Job Title: Project Lead Technologist
Job Family: Research
Department: in vivo Biocompatibility

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepares all testing/test article and animals according to written instructions and protocols.
  • May execute routine tests per NAMSA SOPs, with appropriate data analysis.
  • Performs routine calculations, interprets results, and can route all positive results or unusual testing occurrences to Management.
  • Maintain ancillary records (logbooks, worksheets).
  • Independently conducts routine studies according to written instructions and protocol.
  • Is routinely involved with the conduct of more complex studies in both study design and execution, as required by primary department.
  • Assists with client audits as needed.
  • May review reagent preparation worksheets, raw data, documentation, and final reports as applicable per primary department.
  • May trend and evaluate QC data as appropriate.
  • Administers the test article or extract according to written instructions and protocols.
  • Conducts daily health observations.
  • Conducts necropsies.
  • Provides suitable care for the welfare of the animals according to written instructions and protocols.
  • Manages assigned projects of testing for in vivo Biocompatibility.
  • Provides leadership on assigned areas, delivering written instructions/protocols and worksheets.
  • Leads and is responsible for all phases of assigned project lifecycles and on time performance.
  • Responsible for client contact with regards to unexpected testing results, project updates, deliverables, and advises assigned clients on routine technical issues.
  • Mentors and trains staff in general laboratory testing as well as more complex instrumentation training.
  • May supervise 1-3 other Associates.
  • May be involved in process improvement efforts (internally or multi-functional).

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in scientific discipline appropriate for hiring department and at least five years of related laboratory experience. Preferably 1-2 years of supervisory, quality assurance or project management experience.
  • LAT required.

Technical Competencies

  • Awareness of applicable guidelines and regulations appropriate for primary department, including but not limited to USDA, USP, Tripartite, FHSA, CTFA, FSA, ICH, EP, and/or JP.
  • Knowledge of metric system, scientific applications, experimental design, and data evaluation.
  • Can write technical documents and communications (SOPs, protocols, Trackwise records) with minimal management input.
  • Proficient at applicable NAMSA systems (LIMS, Trackwise, MasterControl, etc.) as appropriate per primary department.
  • Ability to work in GMP/GLP environment.
  • May ensure that department work is compliant with appropriate regulatory standards.

Working Conditions

  • Physical activities include standing, walking, sitting, using hands to finger, handle, or feel, and reaching with hands and arms. Occasionally required to climb or balance.
  • Vision abilities required include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Physical requirements include frequently lifting up to 25 pounds (12 kgs) or more on occasion.
  • Employee must be able to talk and hear.
Contact: Jordan Kachmarik
Company: NAMSA
www.namsa.com
Email: jkachmarik@namsa.com
Posted: 8/4/16

Job Title: Senior Surgical Technologist
Job Family: Research
Department: in vivo Biocompatibility

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists in performing routine surgical procedures as assigned by the Supervisor and/or attending veterinarian.
  • Set up surgery for assigned studies. Includes preparing surgical packs, instruments, and gowns. Prepares ancillary documents and all necessary supplies for termination of assigned studies.
  • Prepares all testing/test article and animals according to written instructions and protocols.
  • Performs routine calculations, interprets results, and can route all positive results or unusual testing occurrences to Management.
  • May assist with training of new associates or associates learning a new skill/task.
  • May prepare and maintain reagents required for testing.
  • Maintain ancillary records (logbooks, worksheets).
  • May conduct routine studies according to written instructions and protocols.
  • Participate in the development and improvement of documents, test systems, quality systems, and workflow.
  • May order, stock, review and approve supplies for testing.
  • May perform environmental monitoring and trend data.
  • May review reagent preparation worksheets, raw data, and documentation as applicable per primary department.
  • Administer the test article or extract at appropriate dose.
  • Conduct daily health observations.
  • Conduct necropsies.
  • Provide suitable care for the welfare of the animals according to written instructions and protocols.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in scientific discipline or Associate of Science in Veterinary Technology required.
  • AS requires a RVT or LVT.
  • ALAT preferred, LAT preferred
  • 2-4 years related work experience.

Technical Competencies

  • Awareness of applicable guidelines and regulations appropriate for primary department, these may include USDA, USP, Tripartite, FHSA, CTFA, FSA, ICH, EP, and/or JP.
  • Knowledge of metric system, scientific applications, experimental design, and data evaluation.
  • Can write technical documents and communications (SOPs, protocols, Trackwise records) with minimal management input.
  • Proficient at applicable NAMSA systems (LIMS, Trackwise, MasterControl, etc.) as appropriate per primary department.
  • Ability to work in GMP/GLP environment.

Working Conditions

  • Physical activities include standing, walking, sitting, using hands to finger, handle, or feel, and reaching with hands and arms. Occasionally required to climb or balance.
  • Vision abilities required include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Physical requirements include frequently lifting up to 25 pounds or more on occasion.
  • Employee must be able to talk and hear.
  • May be required to be on-call for continual equipment monitoring. The associate will respond in accordance with criteria outlined in standard operating procedures.
Contact: Jordan Kachmarik
Company: NAMSA
www.namsa.com
Email: jkachmarik@namsa.com
Posted: 6/13/16

Surgical Research Associate

Job Summary

Toxikon is committed to staying at the forefront of the life science product development. The department of Pre-Clinical Veterinary Services is uniquely equipped to assist in the development of tomorrow's lifesaving medical devices and drugs. Alongside our two vivarium's, our fully equipped surgical and procedure spaces offer the latest in surgical equipment, monitoring and imaging. Located 20 miles outside Boston, all facilities are located on a single campus.

Essential Duties
  • Performing peri-operative activities (preparing animals for surgery, monitoring animals under anesthesia, recovering animals, post-operative care)
  • Preparing surgical packs
  • Restocking the OR and ordering supplies.
  • Preparing surgical forms and other data sheets as needed for specific studies
  • Other study activities as determined by study load
Minimum Requirements
  • Associates or Bachelor's Degree in Biology or Animal Sciences required. Certifications (CVT, SRA/SRT, LAT) preferred
  • A strong desire and experience working with animals.
  • Highly motivated individual with good communication skills, computer skills and ability to analyze and solve problems.
  • An independent thinker who can work well in a fast-paced, team oriented, GLP environment
This position is located in Bedford, MA.

For additional information about Toxikon go to www.toxikon.com.

Toxikon offers a comprehensive benefits program including: paid vacation, sick and personal time, 401(k) plan with company match, medical, dental, vision care, life insurance, short and long-term disability insurances, flexible spending accounts, employee assistance program, employee referral bonus, discount programs and more.

Toxikon is an equal opportunity employer. As an equal opportunity employer we do not unlawfully discriminate against any applicant because of race, sex, gender, ethnicity, religion, creed, age, color, military/veteran status, genetic condition or information, Family and Medical Leave entitlement, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, marital status, qualified physical or mental disability, transgender status, or any other legally protected class in accordance with federal, state and local laws.


Posted: 6/13/16

ESRS Study Director

Toxikon Corporation, originally founded in 1977, is a Contract Research and Testing company with laboratories in Bedford, MA and Belgium. Our mission is to provide quality pre-clinical research services to Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, and Biotech industries.

Job Summary

Toxikon is seeking an experienced Study Director to work in the Efficacy and Surgical Research Services (ESRS) department. The successful candidate will have extensive interaction with sponsors on study design, protocol development and technical execution and need to manage day-to-day activities of the studies. They will be responsible for providing surgical research support in the area of anesthesia, operative procedures, pain management and post-operative care. Additionally, as a Study Director, they will be responsible for the reporting of data and will be responsible for the technical conduct of safety testing studies according to GLP/FDA/ISO and other various regulatory guidelines. Final reports should meet and exceed all turnaround times.

Essential Duties
  • Development of new test/surgical procedures, protocols and associated validations and services for the ESRS department.
  • Assist/manage technical site visits of the department related to assigned projects and assisting Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs with all vendor/regulatory audits.
  • Assist the Director of Veterinary Services/Attending Veterinarian in providing technical and clinical veterinary support to research projects and maintaining compliance with all State and Federal regulations (FDA, USA, AAALAC, MADPH and OLAW).
  • Advise sponsors regarding animal models, species selection and special requirements with the development and use of animal/surgical models.
Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelors, SRS, Masters or DVM (or equivalent) required.
  • Experience with creativity in modeling of experiments for different applications and have strong technical lab experience.
  • Highly motivated individual with good communication skills, computer skills and ability to analyze and solve problems.
  • Independent thinker who can work well in a fast-paced, team oriented, GLP environment.
  • An interest in collaborative and/or independent research is desirable.
This position is located in Bedford, MA.

For additional information about Toxikon go to www.toxikon.com.

Toxikon offers a comprehensive benefits program including: paid vacation and sick time, 401(k) plan with company match, medical, dental, vision care, life insurance, short and long-term disability insurances, flexible spending accounts, employee assistance program, employee referral bonus, discount programs and more.

Toxikon is an equal opportunity employer. As an equal opportunity employer we do not unlawfully discriminate against any applicant because of race, sex, gender, ethnicity, religion, creed, age, color, military/veteran status, genetic condition or information, Family and Medical Leave entitlement, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, marital status, qualified physical or mental disability, transgender status, or any other legally protected class in accordance with federal, state and local laws.

 
 
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