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Job Req ID:  58217

Veterinary Studies Coordinator

General Description


The Animal Modeling Service (AMS) Study Coordinator position with the Research Animal Resources (RAR) supports Johns Hopkins researchers in the conduct of a wide array of animal research studies, including but not limited to Animal Biosafety Level (ABSL-3) containment work like COVID-19.  This position is integral to developing an integrated animal modeling service for Hopkins investigators.


Primary Duties:


    • Coordinate and lead animal research studies and experiments
    • Act as liaison between researchers and RAR
    • Create study budgets and other financial reports
    • Write SOPs, animal care and use protocols, and other related documents
    • Respond to and manage clinical calls, with and upon instructions from veterinary team
    • Perform animal experimental techniques as requested, including restraint, IM, IV, IP and SQ injections, blood and tissue collection, anesthesia and analgesia, surgery techniques, and animal breeding colony management.
    • Perform diagnostic lab techniques like in-house parasitology and basic microscopy.
    • Other duties, as assigned


Minimum Qualifications (required):


    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Minimum of 2 years working experience in laboratory animal science or animal research.
    • Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.


Preferred Qualifications

    • 5 years working experience in laboratory animal science or animal research.
    • LATG certification
    • Work experience in use of animals in infectious disease research, especially in Animal Biosafety Level (ABSL)-3 conditions
    • Work experience in financial management
    • Experience in leading and coordinating animal research studies
    • Ability to conduct statistical analyses using programs like GraphPad Prism



Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience using MS Excel, Word, and Outlook.
  • Able to work while wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) like coveralls and PAPR
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent recordkeeping skills, and proficiency with use of computer programs, including spreadsheets, and databases.
  • Ability to work independently but must be a team player, and able to cross train with other veterinary technicians, in order to provide cross-coverage as needed.


Classified Title: Veterinary Studies Coordinator 
Working Title: Veterinary Studies Coordinator 
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MB 
Starting Salary Range: $38,920-$53,520
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F, 37.5 hours per week 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus 
Department name: 10003430-SOM Admin Research Animal Resources 
Personnel area: School of Medicine


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.


The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work.  Your recruiter will advise accordingly.


During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.


The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.


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