The Department of Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences at Utah State University is seeking applicants for a Research Technician III. This position will assist the management of personnel and operation of the small-animal laboratory animal core within the Institute for Antiviral Research (IAR). The successful candidate will help oversee the daily operations, management, and staffing of animal studies. This person will also ensure the smooth and efficient functioning of the animal facilities and associated laboratories (BSL2, BSL3, and Select Agent) and the safe use of equipment and facilities. The Research Technician III reports to the Director of IAR and IAR Faculty/Principal Investigators (PI)s. The position supervises and trains student technicians and full- and part-time technical staff on animal care and experimentation.
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Located on the main campus of Utah State University, the Institute for Antiviral Research is comprised of a team of recognized scientists working to identify antiviral agents and vaccines against a wide range of human pathogenic viruses. Five principal investigators collaborate at the IAR with expertise in respiratory, hemorrhagic fever, and neuroinvasive viruses. We work with in vitro and in vivo models to support pre-clinical development of compounds for a number of RNA viruses of human health concern. More information about the institute can be found at https://caas.usu.edu/iar/
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