Teamwork, Excellence, Creativity and Entrepreneurial Spirit
At PsychoGenics we value teamwork, excellence, creativity and entrepreneurial drive. We are excited about our mission and endeavor each day to build a company that fosters that excitement. We believe that our employees are our most important and valued asset and we are committed to the creation of a working environment that encourages each employee’s professional and personal development. We believe in rewarding the efforts of our employees through competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits plan.
Sr. C++/.Net Developer Position
We have a great opportunity to contribute to line-of-business and bio-/chem-informatics/machine learning projects by designing and coding original ideas and solutions. You will be an essential member of a small Informatics team working together to use C++ and C# (as well as Java, Python and/or MATLAB, on occasion) to create scalable, high quality solutions to meet the demands of fast growing highly sophisticated biotechnology business. This work will be done in a team environment with constant communication among team members as well as internal and external clients. The work environment requires multi-tasking and delivering quality work on multiple projects. Your ability to communicate is one of the key components to your success in this position.
To apply for the position please send your resume to Ian.Russell@psychogenics.com
Neurodegeneration Group - Research Associate
This position is for a Research Associate for the Systems Biology/Neurodegenerative group at PsychoGenics (level of Research Associate commensurate with experience). Primary tasks performed on a daily basis in mice will include Test Article administration using various routes of administration, behavioral testing, tissue collection and data handling (graphing and analyzing data). Stereotaxic surgical techniques would be a plus, but not required. Strong organizational and multitasking skills required. Additional responsibilities include understanding of and compliance with company SOP’s and IACUC guidelines as well as safety and quality assurance standards related to the assigned work.
Minimum qualifications: Master’s degree in the biological sciences preferably related to behavior, pharmacology or psychology. Experience in handling and dosing of mice in a laboratory setting. Leadership, organizational, multi-tasking, trouble shooting and deductive reasoning skills required, along with a willingness and ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Must be willing to work in a dynamic fast-paced environment with tight deadlines. Must be willing to follow proper protocol and safety procedures, as well as question and/or report any deviations to study protocols. Candidate should willing to learn new procedures and tasks quickly and efficiently, as well as being easily adaptable to changing testing methods. Candidate must have working knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel and powerpoint.
Occasional weekend and holiday work will be required. PsychoGenics is not offering relocation or visa sponsorship for this position.
To apply for the position please send your resume to Kim.Cirillo@psychogenics.com
Research Associate – Breeding Team
This position is for a Research Associate in the Breeding team at PsychoGenics (level of Research Associate commensurate with experience). The breeding team is responsible for the breeding and maintenance of several transgenic mouse and rat models in order to ensure an available supply of experimental subjects with the desired characteristics important in the planning and execution of contract work. Primary tasks performed on a daily basis include:
Setting up breedings, checking for plugs, identifying neonates, ear notching, toe tattooing, tail tattooing, ear tagging, weaning, sacrificing animals and identifying/treating common rodent health issues. Other tasks such as sentinel blood collection/processing may be required.
Ideal candidate must be able to account for every rodent in the colony using company database and maintain clear and accurate files. Must be proficient at using Microsoft Excel and Word. Strong organizational and multitasking skills required. Must review, comprehend and comply with all SOPs and IACUC, safety and quality assurance standards related to assigned work area at all times.
Animal technician with at least 2 years of mice handling and breeding experience.
Bachelors degree in science. Leadership, organizational, multi-tasking skills required along with willingness and ability to work independently and as part of a team. Occasional weekend work required. Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office program in particular Word and Excel.
To apply for the position please send your resume to Judy.Watson@psychogenics.com
Assist in the execution of behavioral and psychopharmacological experiments involving small rodents under the Behavioral Pharmacology Team.
Coordinate and execute pre-clinical studies. Responsibilities include study preparation, drug formulation, small rodent (mice/rats) injections, behavioral testing (ex: depression, anxiety, psychosis, motor coordination), proper animal care and data analysis. Applicant should be proficient with statistical analyses and graphing programs (ex: Excel, StatView, Sigma Plot, Prism), compiling final data results into PowerPoint or a formal report, and occasional presentation of results to colleagues. Additional responsibilities include understanding of and compliance with company SOP’s and IACUC guidelines as well as safety and quality assurance standards related to the assigned work.
Bachelor's (minimum) or a Master’s degree in the biological sciences preferably related to behavior, neuroscience, pharmacology or psychology. Applicant should have at least 3 years of experience with handling small rodents (preferably mice and/or rats) in a laboratory discipline. Experience with Microsoft Windows, Word, & Excel is required. Ability to quickly learn new software for experimental equipment (ex: ViewPoint, Med Associates, SR-Lab). Ability to work both independently and under direct supervision is required. Organizational & multitasking skills are essential as well as the ability to work well in a team environment. Experience in rodent behavioral testing and surgical procedures are preferred.
To apply for the position please send your resume to Irene.Morganstern@psychogenics.com
Animal Care Technician
Provide animal care and husbandry in compliance with PGI Animal Care and Use Program Description, and in accordance with Animal Welfare regulations, AAALAC International Standard, PHS OLAW Assurance, and NYS DOH. Husbandry of rodents in the vivarium to include providing feed, water, clean cages, identifying sick animals, and notifying research staff according to established standard operating procedures. Maintenance of colony rooms to provide a healthy environment for animals. Receive shipments of animals. Assist with the following programs according to established standard operating procedures: Program of Veterinary Care, sentinel and quarantine programs, environmental monitoring, and pest control. Maintain documentation log sheets as required. Maintain vivarium experimental rooms and support areas as required.
To apply for the position please send your resume to Denise.Imbrogno@psychogenics.com
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