ASSISTANT NECROPSY TECHNICIAN, ANATOMIC PATHOLOGY
This position is responsible for providing general research support in the post-life laboratories. The Assistant Necropsy Technician – Anatomic Pathology must have a demonstrated understanding of scientific research and methods, proficiency in a limited set of laboratory techniques, and proven ability to work well within a team. This position will report directly to the Manager, Anatomic Pathology. This position is the first level Necropsy Technician, Anatomic Pathology. Persons in this position could develop skills that would enable them to transition into an Associate Necropsy Technician, Anatomic Pathology role or other operations or research roles, depending on performance, position availability, and career aspirations.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
- Observes and executes activities consistent with study protocols, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) or Laboratory Methods, Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) regulations, and safety and health practices.
- Successfully demonstrates application of newly learned skills and knowledge of basic study design and executes with quality on a consistent basis.
- Executes assigned activities on a study following appropriate procedures.
- Gathers and reviews experimental data.
- Completes necropsy of animals at biosafety levels 1, 2, or 3, as required.
- Collects biological samples including samples for proteomic/genomic analysis and electron microscopy.
- Gathers and reviews experimental data including organ weights and anatomical changes.
- Dependent on divisional resource availability, the Assistant Necropsy Technician – Anatomic Pathology may be responsible for additional activities, including but not limited to:
- Performing maternal evaluations (laparohysterectomy) and teratology evaluations (fetal external, visceral, and skeletal morphology) in rodents and rabbits;
- Collecting samples and specimens at c-section and necropsy;
- Performing processing and examination of fetal skeletal specimens; and
- Providing support to histology group.
- High school diploma or GED
- One year of related experience in necropsy, prosector experience preferred.
- Demonstrates knowledge and application of standard scientific principles, theories, and concepts.
- Ability to work in a team environment.
- Able to work overtime, weekends, holidays when necessary.
- Demonstrated proficiency in commonly used computer programs (e.g., WORD, EXCEL). Demonstrated knowledge and application of standard scientific principles, theories, and concepts.
- Ability to work in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.
- In compliance with federal mandates, effective December 8, 2021; Southern Research will require that all newly hired employees show proof of full COVID vaccination or authorized exemption prior to their start date.
Certifications, Licenses & Registrations
- ALAT, LAT, or LATG preferred
Work Environment & Conditions
This position is in a laboratory environment and required the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) including (but not limited to):
- Eye protection (Safety glasses and/or full face shield)
- Respirator (varies based on tasks and barrier requirements)
- Tyvek/scrub suits
- Nitrile (or equivalent) gloves (varies based on tasks)
- Hearing protection (varies based on tasks)
Immunizations are required for this position and are determined by the study/agent. Some examples include Tetanus, Hepatitis B, Smallpox, Polio, and Influenza.
This position requires significant physical exertion including (but not limited to):
- Standing, walking, or climbing for extended periods of time
- Lifting, pulling, or pushing heavy objects (sometimes in excess of 50lbs.)
- Perform repetitive and strenuous activities that require standing or Stooping/crouching by bending at waist or legs
- Clear vision with corrective lenses at 20 feet or more and ability to determine colors (no color blindness)
- Fine motor skills and manual dexterity
- Withstanding exposure to constant or intermittent high noise levels