About The Geneva Foundation
The Geneva Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit established in 1993 with the purpose to ensure optimal health for service members and the communities they serve. This purpose is accomplished through our mission to advance military medicine through research, development, and education. Our vision is to lead the way in transforming military medicine. Our culture is living our core values that focus on a higher purpose. Geneva serves a diverse population and is committed to making diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging a central focus of the employee experience. As a leader in military medical research, we develop critical lifesaving solutions for the global community and build rewarding careers for our employees.
About The Position
The Animal Research Technician II assists in the implementation of the research study under the mentorship and direction of the Principal Investigator and in accordance with the guidelines set forth in the approved grant proposal as awarded by the funding source. The Animal Research Technician is responsible for the coordination of study activities, which may include performing experiments; data collection and analysis process; interim and final progress reports preparation; preparation of manuscripts, study results dissemination; and the coordination any other activities necessary to execute the research protocol.
For this study, our Animal Research Technician II will support the comparison of flow rate, pressure and safety among pressurized intraosseous blood transfusion strategies in a swine model of hemorrhagic shock. Experience with swine is required, experience with swine anesthesia is strongly preferred.
Clinical skills, to include animal restraint, diagnostics, administration of medications, sample collection, anesthestic and surgical support. Basic animal husbandry skills, to include feeding/watering, transporting, daily animal health rounds, and enrichment. Regulatory knowledge of the laws, guidelines, accreditation standards, etc that govern animals in research.
This is an on-site position assigned to the Naval Medical Center (NMCSD) in San Diego, CA. A thorough government background check will be required.
About The Project
Three of the top five preventable causes of battlefield death (extremity hemorrhage, junctional hemorrhage, noncompressible torso hemorrhage) rely on rapid vascular access to initiate Advanced Resuscitative Care (ARC). Current Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) guidelines stress the importance of initiating resuscitation within 30 minutes of wounding. However, the massively hemorrhaged patient, such as dismounted complex blast injuries (DCBI), presents a vascular access challenge to even the most seasoned medical teams.
This study will focus on generating a knowledge product informing both military and civilian pre-hospital and trauma providers on the optimal intraosseous blood product infusion strategy. An understanding of how to obtain flow rates rapid enough to preserve life and minimize secondary complications due to the shear stresses of high infusion pressures has the long-term impact of improving survival for those requiring care within the first 20-30 minutes from injury.Responsibilities
- Promote humane and ethical treatment of animal research subjects
- Adhere to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), International Air Transportation Association (IATA), Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), and infection control procedures
- Demonstrate proficiency in performing basic study-related procedures and/or experiments, as required
- Perform collection and analysis of data
- Process and ship samples according to regulations and protocol requirements
- Maintain a collaborative research environment with all site personnel, research participants, The Geneva Foundation, and the funding organization
- Direct the execution and maintenance of research study and management of study documentation
- Preparation of interim and final progress reports
- Document of all correspondence and communication pertinent to the research
- Disseminate research results
- Present research findings at conferences on behalf of the research team
- Bachelors degree or equivalent work experience required
- 1-2 years experience in the chemistry and biology field preferred
- 1-2 years non-profit, research, or healthcare experience desired
- Animal handling experience with swine preferred
- Experience with large mammal anesthesia preferred
- AALAS certification of ALAT, LAT, or LATG preferred
- Demonstrate competence in oral and written communication
- Must be organized, attentive to detail, and posses a positive, friendly and professional demeanor
- Must be flexible with changing priorities and able to communicate in a diplomatic and professional manner
- Computer skills including at least intermediate level experience with Excel and other Microsoft Office Software
- Continuing education/enrollment in a Masters of Science program, preferred
- Research experience required in cell culture, animal handling, and laboratory bench top analytical analyses