Job ID: #9425

Research Assistant II (Animal Science)

Boston, MA
Science Science
Animal Science / In Vivo Research

Position located in Boston, MA


Responsibilities of the Research Assistant II (Animal Science):

  • Mouse husbandry in isolators.
  • Breakdown and setup of flexible film and semi-rigid isolators.
  • Preparation of sterile supplies including food and bedding.
  • Use of heavy facility equipment including autoclaves and cage washer.
  • Management of mouse colonies; breeding various schemes, weaning, and timed mating.
  • Maintaining transgenic mouse colonies; identification, mating, weaning, genotyping.
  • Perform biological testing for quality control.
  • Collecting of biological diagnostic samples (blood, feces, tissue) and mouse dissection: harvesting organs.
  • Collection and maintenance of data; record keeping
  • Ensure facility compliance with all local and federal animal use regulatory entities.
  • Act as backup for other technicians, as needed, and performs other duties as assigned.


Requirements of the Research Assistant II (Animal Science):

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences, RVT or LAT certification or related field or equivalent ALAT, or LAT certification by the American Association for Lab Animal Science.
  • Must have experience with managing a colony and performing manipulations (injections, tail biopsies, gavages, etc.
  • Experience with gnotobiotics and germ-free mouse husbandry an asset.

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