University of Minnesota - 15th Ave Researcher 2, Preclinical Development and Testing in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Job ID354970 LocationTwin Cities Job FamilyResearch-Researchers Full/Part TimeFull-Time Regular/TemporaryRegular Job Code8352R2 Employee ClassCivil Service About the Job We are seeking a Researcher 2 with skills in laboratory animal procedures who is also interested and willing to practice and grow capabilities and experience in regulated research and laboratory administration. Participate with a team of professionals to support University investigators to translate their discoveries into clinical trials and treatments for patients. We work with a diverse array of medical inventions with many different clinical applications, and there is always opportunity here to learn new things and apply your skills to new sets of challenges. DUTIES Laboratory Research (80%) Work with numerous species of laboratory research animals in compliance with animal welfare protocols for each project which are approved by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) Advise on use of animal models and health monitoring of all species on approved protocols Document laboratory procedures to the standard required to reconstruct the study from the information recorded at the time of performance Maintain study records according to laboratory procedures for quality assurance review and filing Contribute to study design, execution, analysis, and reporting Clear, timely, and effective communication with department clients and service providers Administrative Support (20%) Review species and procedure requirements for animal studies, contribute and review content of IACUC protocols to ensure complete data acquisition and compliance with University policies and procedures Maintain current revisions of Standard Operating Procedures and forms Project reporting assistance with templates, content, review, and editing Project client communication in meetings, and in e-mail correspondence and reporting Qualifications All required qualifications must be documented on application materials REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: BS/BA and 1 year of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and work experience to equal 5 years. Demonstrated experience with laboratory research animals; willing and able to work with of any of several species which may be required for the development of products facilitated by our organization Occasional weekend or holiday shifts may be required for treatment administration and/or health monitoring of laboratory animals, a responsibility shared with other research staff Demonstrated experience conducting training and coaching sessions for animal handling proficiency PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) with additional certification in laboratory animal research Experience in a laboratory conducting GLP compliant studies Skilled and experienced with word processing and spreadsheet applications (Word and Excel) About the Department The Center for Translational Medicine (CTM) in the Office of Academic and Clinical Affairs provides a spectrum of research, testing, and advisory services to inventors of novel medicines, therapies and devices from early stage proof of concept models through the final stages of preclinical testing and into early clinical trials. Benefits Working at the University At the University of Minnesota, you\'ll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work. The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes: Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts University HSA contributions Disability and employer-paid life insurance Employee wellbeing program Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Financial counseling services Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no cost Please visit the for more information regarding benefits. 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To learn more please visit: About the U of M The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC) The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation\'s most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations. The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds. The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.