Full-time Vivarium Technician position is available in Izmir Biomedicine and Genome Center Rodent Facility.
Educational background in vocational school programs of veterinary technician, medical laboratory technician, health technician or any vocational graduation program related with health sciences,
Intermediate level English with reading and writing skills,
Actively using Microsoft Office Word, Excel and Powerpoint,
Preferably having Certificate of Experimental Animal Use and having one year of experience in a laboratory, particularly a laboratory animal facility.
Tracking the temperature and humidity values of the IBG-Vivarium Rodent Unit,
Making sure that sufficient water and feed are provided for animals housed in the Rodent unit, and keeping related records,
Meticulously keeping animal pedigree by recording birth and death information of animals,
Keeping the records of the services given by the IVRB to the users and preparing invoices related with such service,
Periodically keeping records of critical consumables and equipment such as feed, bedding, medical supplies, clean spare cages and reporting to the laboratory manager; performing purchasing when necessary,
Gathering biological data from animals (e.g. average offspring weight, birth rate of colonies, microbiological sample collection, average weight of breeds, etc.) that need to be tracked in IVRB,
Improving the animal experimental protocols in İVRB in favor of animal welfare and research quality,
Performing all kinds of procedures, excluding surgical intervention, (such as injection, blood collection, animal weighing, feed and water weighing, etc.) on animals under the supervision of a veterinarian, in compliance with Animal Experiments Local Ethical Committee and GLP (good laboratory practices) regulation,
Taking good laboratory practices (GLP) training, and taking part in GLP compliant studies as a GLP working staff,
To make genetic characterization of transgenic animals that require genotyping by PCR method,
Making and maintaining cell culture from tissues obtained from animals,
Performing procedures of reproductive studies such as embryo, oocyte and sperm freezing; animal rederivation etc.,
Ensuring that all activities are traced and regularly reported to the İVRB/ Preclinical manager,
Including weekends and holidays, routinely checking food, water and litter levels, animal birth, death and any unusual conditions in animal cages,
Working under aseptic conditions in any application requiring direct contact with the animal,
Preparing technical specifications; finding suppliers and controlling material quality during acceptance of goods.
Fulfill responsibilities defined in the related documents and to assist preparing such documents.
Adhere to the principle of confidentiality by protecting confidential information and proprietary rights of the customers / service providers. In this context, personnel are responsible for the security of all data within their authority and responsibility.
Perform any duties honestly and hould not engage in any activity that would hardm confidence in competence and decision-making.
Be responsible for other duties assigned by the İBG and İVRB administration.