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LAS Animal Technician US  Collegeville, PA  Posted: 1/11/2023
Job Description

Job ID#:

7485

Positions Available:

2


Alphanumeric are offering an initial 6 month contract assignment working with our client 
client of 20 years committed to improving lives through medical and pharmaceutical advancements.

The Animal Technician is a professional animal care specialist who, in accordance with standard operating procedures and regulatory requirements performs a wide variety of duties necessary to ensure the care, welfare, enrichment and well-being of all laboratory animals entrusted to their care. Some work with in-vivo scientists within their assigned area to ensure timely completion of all in-vivo study objectives. The Laboratory Animal Technician will participate with all study delivery components including study support (dosing, blood sampling etc.) and a core animal care, husbandry, and welfare program and daily animal facility requirements to ensure in vivo studies are successfully completed and that the 'focus on the project' culture is developed and maintained at all times. They will ensure all country and local regulatory and compliance requirements as well as AAALAC accreditation is maintained.
We have extensive Laboratory Animal Science, delivering a Culture of Care - Good Science - Focus on Animal Welfare!

Key Responsibilities:

* Responsible for daily technical operations and care including enrichment and well-being practices for all animals assigned to their responsibility
* Perform the duties required for the daily care of various research animals including feeding, watering, cleaning, and cage sanitization as well as the moving and transferring of animals as needed
* Make daily observations related to the condition and health of animals and report any irregularities in the animal colony, including the recording and reporting of ill or abnormal animals and conditions to the supervisory and veterinary staff in a timely fashion
* Maintain animal rooms and facilities in a hospital-clean state of sanitation at all times
* Responsible for reviewing, learning, and following all departmental protocols, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) and safety practices (EHS&S).
* Demonstrate high accuracy with record keeping and documentation required including AREA forms and other required documentation practices
* Regularly use and update animal inventory data via the Animal Management system
* Operate equipment to move and handle materials required for the operation of the department, e.g., feed, bedding, caging, chemicals, and various other supplies and expendables.
* Perform authorized routine maintenance and repairs of assigned equipment and report all broken or malfunctioning equipment to the supervisor
* Receive animals on arrival in accordance with SOP established for each species and perform duties such as unloading, uncrating, transferring, weighing, inspecting, and signing for designated animals
* Ensure compliance with all safety practices and appropriate use of all personal protective equipment at all times
* Make suggestions on how to enhance and to continuously improve our animal welfare programs
* Support a 'One Team' culture by exhibiting a high degree of team working skills with colleagues
* Maintain up to date knowledge of advancements in the field of laboratory animal care
* Communicate appropriately with scientific staff and veterinary staff as needed


This position requires that all workers be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and proof of vaccination will be required. Considerations will be made for those seeking Medical Exemption under ADA or Religious exemption under Title VII

 
Job Requirements

 

Basic Qualifications:
* Have basic laboratory animal experience - rodents and rabbit

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