Senior Animal Research Support Specialist - CCMT

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Job Type: 

COLKET - Colket Translational Research Req ID: 28427

Shift: Days

Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

The Raymond G. Perelman Center for Cellular and Molecular Therapeutics (CCMT) is dedicated to the understanding, development and application of gene and related cell and nucleic acid therapies and the promotion of professional and public education in the field.  The CCMT fosters a multidisciplinary approach among researchers and scientists in search of cures for debilitating and life threatening disorders.  The Senior Animal Research Support Specialist will manage animal-related technical procedures to maximize support for research projects, Principal Investigators and professional staff in the CCMT. 

Job Responsibilities

The Senior Animal Research Support Specialist will:

•    Work with their management team and a diverse group of researchers to obtain and deliver biological samples and data from a variety of laboratory animal species
•    Ensure data collection practices conform to FDA regulations regarding GLP-like and GLP animal studies
•    Assist with creation and implementation of new Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) program to ensure compliance for hosting and performing Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) studies 
•    Using extensive technical animal procedure skills, conduct biological sampling procedures, animal welfare monitoring, necropsy, and behavioral monitoring as needed for non-GLP, GLP-like, and GLP animal studies
•    Conduct surgical preparation and anesthesia monitoring for surgical procedures in multiple species for non-GLP, GLP-like, and GLP animal studies, in accordance with FDA regulations
•    Manage supply inventory in animal procedural spaces
•    Maintain detailed record-keeping for all animal-related procedures and observations, in accordance with all necessary regulatory bodies, including the FDA, USDA, AAALAC, and institutional research compliance groups
•    Assist with rodent colony breeding management as needed
•    Assist with animal husbandry, including caring for nonhuman primate, sensitive rodent strains, and other laboratory animal species as needed

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations
AALAS LATG certification within one year of placement into position
Required Education and Experience

Required Education: High school diploma/GED


Required Experience: 

  • Five (5) years of veterinary technician experience 
  • Three (3) years of anesthesia/surgical support experience
Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Education: 

  • Graduation from a 2-year veterinary technician program
  • Bachelors degree


Preferred Experience: 

•    At least 2 (two) years of experience performing GLP studies in both nonhuman primates and rodents

Additional Technical Requirements
  • Excellent verbal, written, and communication skills
  • Ability to achieve project objectives on multiple, complex projects running simultaneously
  • Advanced knowledge of regulatory and compliance requirements related to animal care/use in research 
  • Advanced anatomical knowledge in and experience with tissue isolation from multiple animal species during necropsy procedures 
  • Advanced knowledge of GLP documentation and quality assurance practices

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

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Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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