At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we're not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we're driving excellence and improving outcomes. We're treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.
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Are you looking for a vivarium based position? 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 independently leading and maintaining productive and healthy rodent breeding colonies to support research at MSK and Weill Cornell Medicine. You will generate the appropriate numbers of mice of the correct genotype and age as requested by investigative staff. Other daily tasks include harvesting tissues for genotyping, interacting extensively with investigative staff, record keeping, billing, and identifying animal health issues.
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
1-2 years mouse husbandry experience
Bachelor's 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.
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At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes. For the 28th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2018, as well as one of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work for 2018. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.