What we’re looking for:
As Sinclair’s primary Research Surgeon, you will be ultimately responsible for the development, maintenance, and performance of all aspects related to surgery, surgical facilities, and associated equipment, assisting with other medical procedures and treatments as necessary. You will work closely with the veterinary staff during method development and surgical procedures and will assist in training proper surgical techniques. Typical surgeries include port and other medical device implants, creating wounds, and castration as well as novel procedures. You will research and pilot the best surgical method and instrumentation necessary to achieve study goals. Your day may be spent performing general surgery on any number of animals (swine, canine, feline, etc.) or it may be spent contributing to the revision of study protocol, the Animal Care and Use Program, or model development. During surgery, you will participate in the collection of samples, tissue, raw data and test article preparation and administration.
What you’ll need:
A Bachelor degree and a minimum of five years’ experience in a related animal research surgical setting is preferred with an equivalent combination of education and experience accepted. An Academy of Surgical Research (ASR) Surgical Research Specialist (SRS) certification with a solid understanding of the Animal Welfare Act and the Guide for Care and Use of Laboratory Animals is strongly preferred.