Job Vacancy Laboratory Animal Science & Research Apprentice – Laboratory Operations Champions Oncology

Job title: Laboratory Animal Science & Research Apprentice – Laboratory Operations

Company: Champions Oncology


  • Participate in educational and training sessions to develop and master the following skills related to general in vivo technical support for oncology studies with mice. Upon certification, support ongoing operations and studies.

Tier 1 – Cage wash, vivarium maintenance, RO water system, supply stocking

Tier 2 – Mouse Handling/Restraint, animal health observations, gender identification, husbandry, animal receipt

Tier 3 – Animal identification (eartags), Body Weight Measurement, anesthesia, surgical staple removal, euthanasia, study randomization, animal delivery between teams

Tier 4 – Tumor Volume Measurement, compound administration (SC, IP), blood collection (cardiac puncture), necropsy

Tier 5 – Compound administration (PO, IV), blood collection (facial vein), surgery (incision, closure)


  • Ability to work effectively and productively in a team-oriented environment while maintaining a strong sense of accountability, integrity and confidentiality.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong general computer usage skills (email, spreadsheets, databases)
  • Willingness to assist with other duties in a dynamic environment
  • Eagerness to learn and master new skills
  • Strong focus on animal welfare
  • Ability to observe safety and security procedures


  • High School diploma/GED. BS degree in animal science, biology, pharmacology, or related field preferred
  • Experience not required


  • 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 or stand for long periods of time in a typical laboratory environment
  • 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/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.

Expected salary:

Location: Rockville, MD

Job date: Sat, 09 Jul 2022 00:12:11 GMT

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