Did you know we offer breeding colony specialist roles?
The bi-institutional Husbandry and Operations provides monitoring and humane care for all animals housed within Memorial Sloan Kettering and Weill Cornell Medical College vivaria 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
This section is comprised of over 150 Animal Care Technicians, Facility Supervisors and Managers caring for upwards of 250,000 animals. Many of our employees are certified at various levels of competence by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, an association of professionals that advances responsible laboratory animal care and used to benefit people and animals. These certifications demonstrate a deep understanding of the knowledge and required skillset in this field. Our goal is to provide the highest quality care to the animals in our charge to improve research and animal management at MSKCC and WCMC.
Key responsibilities include provides supervision and training of Breeding Colony Specialists with support from manager. Also performs all duties related to Breeding Colony Specialist - key responsibilities include independently managing and maintaining productive and healthy rodent breeding colonies to support research at CCMP. Also generate the appropriate numbers of mice of the correct genotype and age as requested by investigative staff, harvesting tissues for genotyping, interacting extensively with investigative staff, record keeping, billing, identifying animal health issues, and other associated tasks.
In this position, you will be responsible for:
setting up matings
performing plug/pregnancy checks
retiring breeding pairs/cohorts
identification of animals
troubleshooting of breeding issues in consultation and collaboration with RARC Veterinary staff
Initiates transfer of animals to investigators using EnCCoMPass.
Perform husbandry and clinical services
crafting and transporting cages
generating labels/tags for cage identification and breeding records
performing injections (IP, IV, RO, SC) for investigators
performing euthanasia of neonatal and adult mice using appropriate methods including cervical dislocation
treating animals with clinical issues
Perform accurate data/record keeping of mouse colonies through use of Microsoft Office, FileMaker Pro, or other appropriate methodologies.
Compile costs and recharges investigators for services and supplies provided or dispensed by the department.
Communicates with investigators, colony management staff, and RARC Operations staff verbally & electronically regarding breeding colony management and address issues and problems.
Do you have this experience?
1-2 years mouse husbandry experience
Bachelors Degree in Veterinarian Technology, Animal Science, or Biology, preferred
AALAS certification at Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) level or higher or Academy of Surgical Research (ASR) certification (any level) or Master of Laboratory Animal Science (MLAS) from a regionally and nationally accredited U.S. college or university or an international equivalent, preferred.
Licensed Veterinary Technician with certification at the AALAS LATG level, preferred.
Internal Number: 2019-32608
About Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
As one of the world's premier cancer centers, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is committed to exceptional patient care, leading-edge research, and superb educational programs. The close collaboration between our physicians and scientists is one of our unique strengths, enabling us to provide patients with the best care available today as we work to discover more effective strategies to prevent, control, and ultimately cure cancer in the future. Our education programs train future physicians and scientists, and the knowledge and experience they gain at Memorial Sloan-Kettering has an impact on cancer treatment and the biomedical research agenda around the world.
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