Job ID: 171966988

Job Summary
Employment Type
Full Time
Years Experience
1 - 3 years
$15+ Hourly
Job Description

Join The Winning Team…Team SoBran - We are an industry leader in designing professional animal care programs, managing animal facilities, and providing high quality technical support for laboratory animal research projects. At SoBran, we care about people. SoBran's success hinges on our employees. We maintain a professional environment and ensure that our people have the tools and training to achieve; and provide them with opportunities for learning and advancement. Our employees' individual talents contribute to our success! We thank you for your interest in SoBran. 

SoBran is seeking a Research Support Specialist I (Rodent Quarantine Manager) to serve at the National Institutes of Health campus in Poolesville, Maryland. 

OVERVIEW:  Responsibilities of this position are that of a Research Support Specialist – Rodent Quarantine Manager for the NIH, Laboratory Animal Care Project.  These responsibilities include all activities required for the proper care and maintenance of laboratory animals. This person is expected to be familiar with the day-to-day activities, personnel and issues within the facilities. We expect the individual to be forward thinking and create and assist in developing plans to enhance the learning abilities and performance of the staff working on this contract. The position will assist the Program Management in the efficient allocation of the budget and develop and maintain an effective relationship with the Government staff.

Description of Duties:

  • Understand and follow all SOPs and Quality Assurance Standards
  • Alert veterinary staff and supervisor of emergencies, signs of abnormal or poor health, abnormal behavior or other animal concerns
  • Alert supervisors of any facility variances or concerns and document as instructed
  • Perform and document animal health checks
  • Perform animal husbandry duties as assigned
  • Perform and document daily facility and room maintenance and sanitation as assigned
  • Safely and correctly handle animals
  • Maintain all documentation records accurately
  • Ensure supplies are kept at adequate levels
  • Receive, examine, transfer, identify and properly house shipped or transferred animals
  • Prepare and submit required written records, charts, logs and inventories as requested by the Task Manager
  • Collect, preserve, and prepare blood, urine, fecal and skin samples
  • Assist investigators with protocol specific needs
  • Maintain quarantine colony management and record keeping
  • Assist other animal caretakers as assigned
  • Lead by example in ways that exceed the expectation of the staff
  • Assume a position as a team leader which includes helping to prepare the floor, solve everyday problems with minimal supervision, assist other caretakers, and supervisory staff while maintaining an air of professionalism.
  • Assume shared responsibilities with other defined staff in the absence of the Task Manager
  • Participate in weekly technical or SOP training
  • Assist and/or perform ANY contract related activity as assigned by the Task Manager
  • Perform all other duties as assigned

Schedule Requirements:  All employees are expected to perform their duties as assigned. Works hours may vary but typically are schedule between 6:00 am and 3:30 pm M-F, and 5:30 am-1:00 pm on weekends and holidays.

Required Experience: 2-3 years prior laboratory animal experience preferred 

Required Education:

  • A BA/BS in the Animal or other related science
  • A High School diploma and equivalent experience

Certification:  Employees must hold a current AALAS certification at the LAT level, or achieve this certification within one year of appointment to the position.

Compensation: Commensurate with education/experience


Our commitment

SoBran, is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, or disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws. 


SoBran, Inc.

SoBran was founded in 1987 with a commitment to service. Now with 800+ employees, we combine the agility of a small business with the resources of a larger company. Whether supporting scientists developing vaccines, managing complex supply chain operations, or protecting critical infrastructure and workplaces, we work hand-in-hand with you...
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