MMRL is an equal opportunity employer

Masonic Medical Research Laboratory (MMRL) has immediate openings for multiple positions.MMRL, located in Utica, NY is in an independent, non-profit research institute with a long history of groundbreaking cardiovascular research.

Manager of Animal Research Facilities

We are seeking a Manager of Animal Research Facilities who will serve as manager of our new state-of-the-art vivarium and animal research facilities. General responsibilities include: coordinating animal care, standards, and training for animal care. The Manager of Animal Research Facilities ensures the humane, responsible, and scientifically or instructionally sound use of animals at Masonic Medical Research Laboratory by enforcing compliance with all Laboratory, state and federal regulations in laboratory animal facilities.

Job Responsibilities:
• Manages the operational activities of all Laboratory animal research facilities by training and monitoring staff in the appropriate care, handling, and use of animals, maintaining formal, regular communication with all departments and staff engaged in animal research, engaging in hands-on involvement in procedures and in routine animal husbandry activities, and maintaining accurate records on animal health and animal usage.
• Ensures the humane, responsible, and scientifically or instructionally sound use of animals at the Laboratory by maintaining current knowledge of laboratory animal science as well as regulations and standards affecting the use of animals in research and education, ensuring that the care of animals and condition of facility environment are in compliance with federal regulations, and conducting regular inspections of animal care and use facilities.
• In coordination with the IACUC and the Director of Research, develops and implements institutional animal care and use policies, programs, and standard operating procedures to comply with regulations and nationally accepted standards such as the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.
• Advises the administration on budgetary matters affecting the animal research facilities.
• Prepares reports to governmental agencies in compliance with regulations and policies, in collaboration with the Director of Research.
• Pre-reviews submissions to the IACUC and conducts post-approved monitoring of research protocols.
• Advises the Director of Research and the IACUC regarding potential issues affecting the use of animals in research and education.
• Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
• Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as required by the supervisor.
• Supports the Director of Research by performing all other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Education: A Bachelor’s degree in a biological or animal science or a related field is required.
• Experience: At least two years of experience in animal care and facilities, with at least one year of experience at a research facility, is required. Experience with the care of transgenic mice is required. Experience in laboratory animal facilities management is required. At least one year of conducting scientific research is required.
• Certification: Must be an American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) Certified Lab Animal Technician (LAT).
• Skills: Must have knowledge of regulations and national standards relating to the care and use of animals in research and education, issues pertaining to the care and use of animals in research and education, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) responsibilities and procedures,the OLAW Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare and the role and value of animal use in biological research.
• Strong organizational, communication, interpersonal, and teaching skills are required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required. An understanding of accounting and budget preparation is preferred. An understanding of databases in order to access records is preferred.
• Effort: Occasional lifting and carrying of materials and equipment weighing up to fifty pounds is required. Normal color vision is required in order to conduct experiments.

Other: Work hours may include weekends and holidays. Must respond to after-hour emergency calls when necessary.

Masonic Medical Research Laboratory offers outstanding benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Clinical Laboratory Technologists

Excellent opportunity for a NY licensed Clinical Laboratory Technologists, full time, day shift, no nights or weekends.   Perform a wide variety of clinical laboratory tasks and testing, making detailed observations, analyze data, interpret and report test results.  Candidates must meet minimum requirements for Medical Technologist as described in NYS Dept. of Health regulations 58-1 including a BS in Clinical Laboratory Technology, Biological, Chemical or Physical Sciences.

Postdoctoral Researchers

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work with leading researchers investigating the causes and treatments of cardiac arrhythmias. Active projects include: examining the mechanisms of arrhythmias in inherited cardiac arrhythmias, heart failure, aging and obstructive sleep apnea. Applicants with interest and a background in cardiovascular physiology and disease, molecular genetics ( whole exome sequencing ), and stem cell research are encouraged to apply.

Postdoctoral Researchers should hold a PhD in a relevant discipline or MD.

 


Send resume to: positions@mmrl.edu or
Masonic Medical Research Laboratory
2150 Bleecker St, Utica, NY 13501
Attn:  Human Resources