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Animal Care Technician

Company: Pharmaron
Location: San Diego
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Pharmaron (San Diego) is seeking to hire an outstanding candidate to join our vivarium department. The Animal Care Technician provides husbandry and animal care to laboratory animals (rodents, rabbits, dogs, pigs, and other animals as needed) in conventional, immunocompromised, and BSLII laboratory areas.Principal Duties and Responsibilities:The Animal Care Technician will perform, but not limited to, the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Perform animal observations; provide care and husbandry services.
  • Observe, record, and report atypical findings of the environment and animal's health. Immediately reports such matters to the Vivarium Manager.
  • Handle, restrain, and provide care for all species of laboratory animals., This includes providing clean food, water, and bedding; as well as providing assistance to investigators and CRO areas in experimental procedures and post-operative care.
  • Maintains animal room records; e.g. census, sanitation, environmental monitoring, enrichment, feeding, and cage card animal identification.
  • Receive animals (e.g., general health observation, sexing, and identification).
  • Provide daily reports of the general condition of the facility with respect to safety, sanitation, equipment operation, and maintenance, as well as environmental monitoring of the assigned areas.
  • Operate and maintain animal care equipment, including the washing, cleaning, and autoclaving of cages.
  • Ensure that animal populations are treated humanely.
  • Perform other duties as directed by management.Requirements:
    • Some prior applicable experience and proficiency in English.
    • Ability to perform duties and responsibilities with minimal supervision.
    • Ability to understand light to moderately complex SOPs and protocols. Documentation of such data must be legible.
    • Must be flexible to work varying schedules and hours as well as provide comprehensive (24-hour a day/7 days a week) after hours and on-call coverage.
    • Work in moderate to high noise level environment and perform repetitive tasks such as walking, bending, and lifting up to 50 lbs. Occasional local travel may be required.Education and Experience:
      • High School Diploma is a minimum requirement.
      • 6 months prior experience is desirable.
      • Experience in a laboratory setting desired.Benefits:Pharmaron cares about our work community and offers a variety of benefits allowing employees the opportunity to customize a benefits package that meets their personal needs. Company benefits include the following:
        • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance Plan with Employer Contribution
        • Health Reimbursement Account Funded by Employer
        • Healthcare & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
        • Employee Life and AD&D Insurance 100% Employer Paid
        • Voluntary Life and AD&D Insurance for Employee, Spouse & Child(ren)
        • Short and Long Term Disability 100% Employer Paid
        • 401k with Employer Match
        • Employee Assistance ProgramAbout PharmaronPharmaron (Stock Code: 300759.SZ/3759.HK) is a premier R&D service provider for the life sciences industry. Founded in 2004, Pharmaron has invested in its people and facilities, and established a broad spectrum of research, development and manufacturing service capabilities throughout the entire drug discovery, preclinical and clinical development process across multiple therapeutic modalities, including small molecules, biologics and CGT products. With over 19,000 employees, and operations in China, the U.S., and the U.K., Pharmaron has an excellent track record in the delivery of R&D solutions to its partners in North America, Europe, Japan and China.Pharmaron is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

Keywords: Pharmaron, San Diego , Animal Care Technician, Professions , San Diego, California

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