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Research Technician I, Surgical Services

Champions Oncology

Rockville, MD, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Research Sci/Assoc/Mgr
  • Industry: Life Sciences
  • Post Date: 09/23/2022
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  • Company Address: One University Plaza, Suite 307, Hackensack, NJ, 07601

About Champions Oncology

Champions Oncology, Inc. provides an end-to-end range of research and development solutions and services that improve the productivity of oncology drug development. Using both in vitro to in vivo testing platforms companies can leverage the expertise at Champions Oncology to help guide decision making for clinical development scenarios.

Job Description

Champions Oncology is a technology-enabled research organization that leverages an end-to-end range of research and development solutions to improve the productivity of oncology drug development. Using computational and experimental testing platforms, Champions Oncology improves decision making for effective therapeutic development. Our team is passionate and self-motivated working together to accelerate the challenges of oncology drug development and ultimately improve patients’ lives around the world.

Job location

Rockville, MD


Job Overview

Support in vivo oncology studies in mice as a member of the Surgical Services team. Duties and responsibilities are:
  • Handle, restrain, and provide care for all animals
  • Observe animals for general health and overall well-being
  • Receive, characterize and orthotopically or heterotopically surgically implant tissue samples
  • Provide perioperative and intraoperative animal care
  • Conduct tumor volume measurements and sample collection for in vitro characterization
  • Perform preparation activities, including collection tube labeling and room set-up
  • Perform blood collection, processing and sample storage
  • Perform various subcutaneous injections
  • Collect, document, and maintain tissue samples within database as well as the tumor bank
  • Conduct and record data in compliance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Record data using laboratory information management systems
  • Work weekend and holidays as needed
  • Experience with preclinical in vivo pharmacology or oncology studies in mice
  • Technical in vivo and data analysis skills
  • Ability to work effectively and productively in a team-oriented environment while maintaining a strong sense of accountability, integrity and confidentiality.
  • Creative problem-solving skills and the ability to exercise sound and accurate judgment in making timely decisions.
  • Superior planning, organizational, computer, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to assist with other duties in a dynamic environment
  • Understanding of animal welfare and clinical testing regulations and standards (e.g. AAALAC, CLIA)
  • Ability to observe safety and security procedures
  • BS degree in biology, pharmacology, or related field, or minimum or 1 year of related experience
  • Experience in contract research animal facility or industry setting is preferred
  • AALAS certification preferred
  • Must be able to sit and use hands to finger, handle and feel
  • Must be able to lift and move packages weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Must be able to sit for long periods of time using a computer in a typical office environment in a multi-level facility
  • Some activities require repetitive motion and reaching, pulling or pushing
  • In carrying out the duties of the job there will be frequent exposure to fumes and chemical hazards
  • Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid and tissue
This job description may be changed to include new responsibilities and tasks or change existing ones as management deems necessary.
Champions Oncology is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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