Job Overview:

Looking for a Animal Care Technician to join our team in Somerset, NJ. Covance's work in developing new pharmaceutical solutions has an incredible impact on the lives of millions worldwide. Join us & be a part of this life-saving work!

THe Animal Care Technician, under close supervision, undertakes routine animal husbandry procedures in one or more large animal species. Provides support to technicians, by assisting with routine procedures. Demonstrates a familiarity with the principles of GLP, USDA regulations and AALAC guidelines. Demonstrates initiative and commitment to the general upkeep of the facility. Records data in a consistent, accurate, timely and legible manner.

This job contributes to organizational success by:

* Ensures animal rooms are kept clean and organized
* Liaises with departmental management to maintain general facility cleanliness
* Supports the technical role via various handling techniques

Job Requirements:

* Demonstrates basic animal handling capabilities for three large animal species, in home department, for husbandry purposes
* Accurately interpret animal identification systems and understand the importance, and relevance, of these systems
* Achieve competency in husbandry procedures (daily and study term room cleaning, rack prep and changes) for all departmental species, plus one species in another department
* Achieve competency in monitoring one departmental species for inhalation studies, under the direction of a lead technician
* Initiate training on electronic data capture system

Education/Qualifications:

* High school diploma (or equivalent)
* Ability to routinely carry/lift loads of 20-50lbs; may occasionally lift >50 lbs

Experience:

Previous animal care experience preferred


Associated topics: animal care attendant, animal care technician, assistant, attendant, vet assistant, vet attendant, veterinary assistant, veterinary attendant, veterinary technician, technician

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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