US-WA, Assistant Animal Technician Job 455971400A0-MZ
|Requisition ID 53778BR|
Title Assistant Animal Technician
Job Category Research
Responsible for providing a high level of animal care and husbandry, performing regularly scheduled facility maintenance tasks, and contributing technical assistance to research projects.
Reports to Manager, Animal Research. Internal relationships include working with Animal Technician. Attending Veterinarian, Lab Operations Specialist, Research Associates and Research Scientists locally and globally.
Assists with receiving and housing of incoming animals. Facility maintenance Cleans, sanitizes and sterilizes laboratory surfaces, equipment and supplies as scheduled Maintains and updates animal colony database. Observes and records facility environmental conditions. Performs and records daily animal health and welfare observations Performs and records daily food and water checks. Performs basic tissue/organ harvests Performs post-procedural monitoring. Performs preventative maintenance on laboratory equipment Performs sample and data collection. Performs some breeding, weaning and genotyping. Prepares clean cages and changes soiled cages as scheduled. Receives and maintains adequate stock of animal care and research supplies Technical assistance Administers injections. Washes and sanitizes caging and accessories as needed.
Must be able to bend, stoop lift, push/pull and move heavy packages and record storage boxes weighing up to 50 lbs; stand and walk continuously over an extended period of time.
* AALAS certified as ALAT or ability to obtain within first year preferred
* Ability to review comprehend and comply with all standard operation procedures (SOPs) and quality assurance standards pertaining to laboratory animals
* An attention to detail, excellent communication skills and genuine care for animals
* Familiarity with AAALAC accreditation standards is preferred
* Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite High School Diploma or equivalent
* Minimum 1 year working with rodents in a laboratory animal facility (SPF-barrier is preferred)
* Must be able to work weekends and occasional holidays
Novo Nordisk is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.
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Department Animal Research
Position Location US - Seattle, WA
State/Provinces US - WA
Job/Position Country US
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