The California National Primate Research Center (CNPRC) is an Organized Research Unit which conducts interdisciplinary research programs on significant human health related problems where nonhuman primates are the animal models of choice. In addition to its major efforts in the area of research, the CNPRC is also committed to its missions of teaching and service.
Under general direction of the PI, provide research laboratory support management and execution of various research projects to studies of motor functions in macaques; works closely with the PI in designing testing apparatuses appropriate for primate use; troubleshoots and provides insight to modifications and improvements, devise studies strategies that will yield the best outcome for the research and animal welfare. Develop testing methods and data collection methodologies, test and maintain data to assure reliability with the focus on the success of continuing research and funded grant awards. Coordinate and work with the various groups within Primate Services in the management coordination of research projects keeping the PI apprised as well as Primate Services personnel of animal welfare challenges and changes in feeding daily care requirements, etc. Implement and manage complex testing procedures related to the projects to ensure consistency and compliance with the specific grant aims for the success of projects. Perform technical research, which includes designing data collection systems (spreadsheets, databases, and logs) to record data and chart animal progress; clinical data, behavioral data; perform data entry, and prepare technical reports such as data summaries, data methodologies, and study progress reports. Effectively collaborate on research projects as directed by protocols meeting research goals.
Duties include project coordination, which includes assisting in the design, development, and testing of animal behavioral research strategies; testing and troubleshooting a variety of project implementation strategies, modifications, and process improvements to both long term and short-term projects assuring quality research data and animal welfare. Conduct physiological and behavioral assessments of study animals, review animal histories for the determination of inclusion into studies, design data collection methods and mange study data. Serve as Laboratory Safety Officer working with CNPRC EHS in all aspects of lab safety training and laboratory training of new personnel, students, and researchers. Manage sample collections collection and preparation of biological samples. Apply technical and theoretical knowledge of animal behavioral assessments, observations, and recording of scientific behavioral testing and monitoring. Perform technical research and prepare technical reports and perform data collection and progress summaries and reports. Effectively collaborate on research projects as directed by protocols and research goals, which may include updating and/or amending protocols and SOPs supporting changes in projects and research focus. On assigned projects, manage data collection, data entry and analysis; and troubleshoot, recommend, and develop new techniques in both behavioral assessments and data collection.
$62,321.11/yr. - $100,213.20/yr.
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