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Study Maintenance                                                                 
  • Animal receipt and housing
  • Dose administration (ID, IP, SQ, IM, IV, IT, PO)
  • Acquire and calculate food and water consumption data
  • Acquire and report body weight and clinical observation data
  • Allocation of study animals
  • Blood collection (cardiac puncture, vena cava, retro-orbital, submandibular)
  • Animal Identification (tail tattoo, ear punch, ear tag)
  • Morbidity/Mortality checks
  • Breeding (mating, weaning, verification of gender, tail biopsies)
  • Collection of samples in support of health surveillance program
  • Humane euthanasia, rodent necropsy
Environmental Maintenance
  • Environmental monitoring of animal rooms and equipment
  • Changing cages, feeders, water bottles, and racks
  • Waste disposal (including hazardous, sharps)
  • Sanitation as needed (sweeping, mopping, laundry, quarterly cleaning)
Data Management
  • Data collection via Provantis software
  • Creation and maintenance of study notebooks and study forms
  • Creation of spreadsheets, entering and verification of data in spreadsheets
  • Adherence to all SOPs, policies and GLPs as required
Additional Responsibilities
  • Commitment to humane care of research animals in all actions
  • Develop proficiency in new techniques, as needed
  • Attendance at required meetings and training
  • Assist in animal husbandry duties as needed
  • Work in a team environment with a professional and positive attitude
  • Other duties as needed

Required Skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively with supervisor, peers, and Study Directors
  • Exhibit personal accountability and accept responsibility for study conduct
  • Ability to perform detailed and accurate data collection and recordkeeping
  • Ability to utilize moderate computer skills (e.g. Microsoft Office, Provantis)

Required Experience

1.) > 3 years in Toxicology or related field
2.) > 2 years in Toxicology or related field
3.) 0 -1 years in Toxicology or related field

Required Education

1. H.S. diploma
2. A.S. degree
3. B.S. degree

Preferred Qualifications

AALAS certification at LAT level


Working Environment

  • Primarily laboratory/animal facility (respirator, safety glasses, lab coat, shoe covers, head cover, and gloves, as needed) with infrequent heavy lifting ( > 50 pounds)
  • Use of hazardous substances
  • Occasional office work
  • Occasional weekend, holiday, and evening work required
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