New Iberia Research Center: Research Associate, Pre-Clinical Technologist 1

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

United States

November 10, 2021

Description

Position Title : New Iberia Research Center: Research Associate, Pre- Clinical Technologist 1

Department : 901004NIRC Research Resources

Responsibilities :

The mission of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is to offer exceptional education informed by diverse world views striving to develop innovative leaders who advance knowledge. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges accredits the University, which offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the arts, sciences, and professional programs. The University is a public research university with high research activity, an enrollment of over 18,000 students and 800 faculty members. UL Lafayette is the largest of nine universities in the University of Louisiana System. The University offers degree programs in 55 undergraduate disciplines. Additional information about the University is available on the University's webpage at: https:// louisiana.edu./

The New Iberia Research Center is a $54 million biomedical research center, which provides resources for the conduct of basic and applied research requiring the use of non-human primates aimed at the solution of human health and societal problems. The NIRC conducts research on funded by NIH, DoD and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and serves as a partner to the pharmaceutical industry. The NIRC is a Center of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Within the NIRC, the Director, Associate Director-NIRC CRO Research Director, Chair of Veterinary Medicine, Quality Assurance Auditor, Head of Sponsored Programs, IT and Facilities Management comprise the Executive Team. RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Research Associate, Pre-Clinical Technologist 1 will independently conduct in life procedures utilizing non-human primates and/or rodent models of infectious studies, nutrition, cardiovascular, efficacy, immunogenicity, pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics. Other duties to include:

  • In life study task performance including diversified dose administration, biological sample and tissue collections in compliance with NIRC Standard Operating Procedures and study specific research protocols.
  • Conduct acclimation training for pole and collar restrainer system.Apply species specific affiliated behavior and positive reinforcement techniques to facilitate model develop for alert studies.
  • Demonstrate and utilize knowledge of non-human primates' species specific normal behavior and physical attributes and condition in order to effectively execute daily observations to detect the presence of disease, illness, distress and/or variance from normal behavior, recognize adverse responses to test article, etc.; responsible for reporting findings to veterinarian and study director, if applicable.
  • Evaluation of administration sites for evidence of reactions including redness, erythema, swelling
  • Analyzing study data and interpret results.
  • Maintaining a detailed log of study related activities.
  • Clean, maintain and prepare supplies and work areas.
  • Setup, adjust, calibrate, clean, maintain, and troubleshoot laboratory and field equipment.
  • Measure or weigh compounds and solutions for use in testing or animal feed.
  • Isolate, identify and prepare primate specimens for examination.
  • Monitor and observe studies, concurrent recording of raw data facilitating reconstruction and interpretation per NIRC SOPs.
  • Effectively communicate with other applicable personnel to ensure husbandry, veterinary, and behavioral needs of study animals are met.
  • When applicable provide specified feeding to non-human primates
  • Qualifications: Bachelor of Science degree or equivalent degree with scientific emphasis. Previous experience in a contract research setting is preferable. Four years' experience in veterinary/animal care and/or contract research setting may be substituted for the degree.

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