The research technologist performs a variety of specialized and complex research and laboratory tests and procedures under minimal supervision. Primarily, the research assistant provides assistance to a research staff by collecting and analyzing data, keeping records, conducting technical research and potentially preparing reports. In these instances, the research assistant uses independent judgment in applying or adapting scientific techniques. Additionally, they may assist in protocol design and investigate as well as propose alternative experimental procedures for consideration by a principal investigator.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Laboratory Research Technologist has no supervisory responsibilities.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
To perform this job successfully, the Laboratory Research Technologist must:
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
College and/or Masters Degree preferred
CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
South Carolina Drivers’ License or equivalent.
Ability to read and interpret documents, including scientific literature, research reports and protocols, standard operation procedures (SOPs), and other instructions. Ability to communicate in writing to all levels of employees, including Directors and Managers.
Must be able to make decisions relative to research protocols and must know when to contact the Head of Research and Development and the Attending Veterinarian. Must have sufficient skills and abilities to know when there are problems within primate social groups and be able to work with appropriate staff to stabilize groups. The individual must be able to deal with diverse problems, to propose resolutions, and implement approved resolutions.
The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, with or without reasonable accommodations. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must be able to undergo fit testing for a N95 respirator mask. The employee may be required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Additionally, the employee must be able to distinguish colors.
The AGI work environment characteristics described below are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job, with or without reasonable accommodations. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to inclement weather, including cold, heat with high humidity, and precipitation. The noise level is usually moderate. The job requires the ability to direct those catching animals in safe and proper procedures, and to catch small to medium-sized animals without supervision. Occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds may be required. Work hours are 8 hours per day, five days per week. There may be overtime hours required as well as weekend and evening work based on animal health and Company needs.
Job Type: Full-time