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Research Assistant I

Company: PARSONS
Location: Silver Spring
Posted on: August 13, 2019

Job Description:

Research Assistant ISilver Spring, MD Parsons is in search of a Research Assistant I who can provide technical support to investigators for in-vivo studies of traumatic brain injury, polytrauma, and other injury models in accordance with IACUC approved animal protocols in large and small animals. Duties will include performing animal handling, surgical procedures, anesthesia monitoring, blood sample collection and processing, utilization of equipment for physiological data acquisition, data recording and analysis, and intensive post-operative care of experimental animals. Post-operative care will include animal handling, administration of blood and fluids, data collection, euthanasia, necropsy and tissue collection. Additional duties will include entering experimental data into Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel and GraphPad, as well as data processing, laboratory and animal record keeping, and other duties as assigned. Individual must possess excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal, time management, and computer skills. Previous experience with laboratory animals preferred. 1. Assisting with/or performing surgical and experimental procedures in support of research studies of traumatic injury, hemorrhagic shock and bleeding arrest in swine and rats. 2. Provide intensive supportive post-operative care to experimental animals including observation, assessment and appropriate experimental treatment in consultation with appropriate veterinary and/or scientific staff. 3. Performing protocol related technical procedures (i.e. blood sample collection and processing, infusions, monitoring and recording of physiological parameters, euthanasia, tissue collection, etc.) 4. Experimental data collection and entry into Microsoft Access database and Microsoft Excel, as well as using electronic data collection system. 5. Data processing using Microsoft Excel or equivalent programs Requirements Bachelor's Degree in biology, animal science and/or neuroscience, experimental psychology or related discipline. Previous experience in research laboratory or clinical veterinary practice preferred. 0-2 years relevant experience Previous experience with laboratory research animals and an appreciation of animal welfare issues preferred. Computer proficiency including knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint or similar is expected. Must demonstrate ability to learn new procedures and to work independently. Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of team. Must be willing and available to work early mornings, late evenings, occasional overnights, weekends and/or "on-call" shifts. Physical Capabilities: Long periods of standing and sitting; intricate work with hands; handling of specimens or chemicals Ready for action? We're looking for the kind of people who see this opportunity and don't hesitate to act. Parsons is a leader in the world of Engineering. We hire people with a broad set of technical skills who have proven experience tackling some of the greatest challenges. Take your next step and apply today. Parsons Referral PlanMaybe this opportunity isn't the right fit for you, but you know someone who is? Why not join our Parsons external referral program? When you refer other top professionals and they are hired, you are rewarded with an incredible financial incentive. Help us find top talent

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