Parsons Corporation Research Technician II in San Antonio, Texas
Research Technician II
San Antonio, Texas, United States
Research Technician III
San Antonio, TX
Parsons is seeking a Research Technician III to provide support to NAMRU-SA and its collaborating institutions in the conduct of the following research areas: expeditionary and trauma medicine, cellular and immune based adjuncts for casualty care, directed energy and bioeffects, systems engineering and evaluation, epidemiology and biostatistics, environmental surveillance and biomaterials, and maxillofacial injury and disease in consonance with the mission of the Combat Casualty Care and Operational Medicine and Craniofacial Health and Restorative Medicine directorates at the NAMRU-SA.
The Research Technician III assists research team in the research related to combat casualty care in the areas ofhemorrhage and resuscitation, transplant surgery, immunomodulation, direct energy Bioeffects. This position resides in the Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio. A highly qualified candidate will have in-depth knowledge of animal-based research.
Conducts and supports surgical procedure, operating room maintenance, animal disease prevention and health surveillance, appropriate animal housing, record keeping for contract personnel, and ensuring specific pathogen free techniques; services shall not include inherently Governmental functions.
Handle and restrain (daily) various small and large animal species.
Maintains traffic patterns, sterile equipment, pest control, and record keeping.
Conducts daily and weekly inspections or areas of contractor responsibility to ensure compliance with standards.
Aids the Government in coordinating animal procurement and shipping procedures; services shall not include inherently Governmental functions.
Coordinates animal research work activities between Research Scientist, animal care staff, and research technicians.
Responsible for supporting laboratory-based research applying the latest scientific knowledge towards the solution of a broad range of theoretical and practical problems in the areas of hemorrhage and resuscitation, immunomodulation, directed energy bioeffects, bioassay development, craniofacial, infectious diseases.
Implements and maintains research files.
Recommends changes to protocols and standard operating procedures for research under contract and for review by the Government.
Modifies and plan research experiments, procedures, and tests.
Coordinates the implementation of sponsored and PI initiated laboratory research studies, including maintenance of study records and activities associated with internal and external audits in coordination with the PI.
Assists with preparation for presentations and written published articles.
Sets up, operates, modifies and calibrates laboratory equipment and apparatus in accordance with protocols and research SOPs..
Assists ordering and maintaining inventory of supplies related to research under contract.
Provides additional functions incidental to research activities.
Oversees the work of more junior contract personnel.
Assists in research design
Makes judgments concerning suitability of potential participants for research and/or clinical trials.
Develops and implements recruitment strategies for contract personnel, recommends changes to protocol for research under contract and for review by the Government, ensures regulatory requirements are followed and oversees work of more entry level contract personnel.
Report on status of activities.
Analyze data using scientific or statistical techniques.
Knowledge of standard laboratory techniques;
Experience handling animals;
Ability to follow detailed instructions;
Good communication and analytical skills.
The incumbent must be proficient at using software tools such as Microsoft Word and Excel to maintain, create or modify departmental forms or obtain information.
The incumbent must comply with the Institute's occupational health and safety requirements and be able to perform work while wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Must acquire certification as a Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) or Technologist (LATG) through the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) or be working towards getting the degree as part of continuing education.
Education requirements are Associate’s degree or Bachelor’s with five (5) years’ experience required, degreein Medical or Animal Science is preferred.
U.S. citizens ONLY due to government or federal requirement.
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Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBT
Parsons is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to an individual's race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, union affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, employable physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, immigration status, or any other basis protected by applicable laws.