Technical Trainer

TITLE AND CLASSIFICATION:  Technical Trainer/ Non-exempt

REPORTING LOCATION: Rockville, MD

REPORTS TO: Manager, QA, Compliance & Training

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES: Support in vivo oncology studies in mice

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support all local new hires through communication of requirements, development of initial training schedules, presentation of general orientation classes
  • Develop, implement and conduct training modules and sessions with coordination of Laboratory Operations Management, including technical procedures
  • Develop and maintain training curriculums with Laboratory Operations Management
  • Perform annual and refresher training sessions
  • Assist in the SOP development and review process
  • Develop and manage the internship program and staff recruitment events
  • Manage training binders and training documentation
  • Serve as Coordinator for the AALAS Learning Library and IACUC Committee
  • Serve as audit team member, as directed
  • Assist with the AALAS Certification and continuing education program

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Demonstrated and proven ability to perform common animal facility technical skills and procedures
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain documents within the Microsoft® suite, including PowerPoint and Excel
  • Ability to work effectively and productively in a team-oriented environment while maintaining a strong sense of accountability, integrity and confidentiality.
  • Excellent planning, organizational, computer, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to observe safety and security procedures
  • Ability to assist with other duties in a dynamic environment

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Experience with preclinical in vivo pharmacology or oncology studies in mice
  • Minimum 6 years working in animal research environment, primarily with rodents
  • Bachelor’s degree and LATG certification required
  • ASR certification preferred

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • 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.