At Boston Children's Hospital, success is measured in patients treated, parents comforted and teams taught. Join our acclaimed Division of Critical Care Research and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included .
We are seeking an experienced animal specialist to join our research team in the Anderson and Langer lab at MIT. Here, we engineer devices to protect insulin-producing cells from the immune system. After transplantation of these cell-laden devices into animal models, the cells function to control diabetes without the need for daily insulin injections. Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Maintains all aspects of mouse colony care including ordering, spreadsheets of mouse colony numbers, and animal welfare documentation.
Performs ethically approved mouse surgeries/procedures in accordance with local governance- to investigate material biocompatibility and function of islet cell replacement therapies for diabetes including:
-subcutaneous (SC) injections
-intravenous (IV) injections
-intraperitoneal (IP) injections
-laparotomy (device implantation)
-islet cell kidney transplantation
-islet cell hepatic portal vein transplantation
-other transplant procedures
Performs routine glucose tolerance tests and bleeds to monitor material/islet cell graft function including:
-saphenous vein blood collection
-tail vein bleeds
Maintains the health and well-being of laboratory animals by providing routine health checks, documentation and administration of fluids/insulin, etc .
Sterilize s surgical tools and maintains all equipment/documentation required for mouse related procedures.
Performs online ordering of research materials for the diabetes team through the online peoplesoft ordering application.
Monitors supply needs and communicates needs to Supervisor or Lead Technician in a timely manner.
Manages, updates results, and conveys data in a clean, orderly manner through the use of excel and powerpoint presentations.
Identifies problems and notifies Supervisor or Lead Technician.
To qualify, you must have:
Bachelor's degree in Biology, Biochemistry, or a related field.
Work requires a minimal knowledge of the basic mouse handling skills:
IV/IP/SC mouse injections
some experience with mouse surgeries
some experience with mouse blood collection techniques
training for more specific mouse procedures will be provided but some previous experience with mouse handling procedures is required.
The ability to work independently and schedule daily experiments, keep accurate records of data and procedures in the lab, and communicate effectively with other team members to accomplish project goals.
Boston Children's Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits. Boston Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.
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