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Job Overview:

Looking for a Necropsy Technician to join our growing Necropsy 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 Necropsy Technician is responsible to perform quality work and maintain a high standard of evaluations and necropsies on several species of lab animals while ensuring procedures are conducted according to protocol and SOP requirements, Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulations.

* Perform routine necropsy procedures, demonstrate an ability to handle and restrain live animals in a consistent, competent and professional manner.
* Demonstrates empathy for animals in their care and explain the importance of maintaining high standards of animal welfare.
* Demonstrate a consistent and competent technique in the euthanasia of small laboratory animals.
* Define the purpose and use of study protocols and demonstrate an ability to retrieve and understand key information.
* Organize and complete assigned tasks within the expected time frame and to the required standard.
* Record manual routine study data in a consistent, accurate and legible manner.
* Understand and adhere to the security and access procedures (passwords) associated with the department's on-line data capture system. Accurately capture routine study data.
* Accurately interpret all animal identification systems in use.
* Achieve and maintain a high standard of laboratory hygiene and presentation.
* Access, review and endorse their Personal Training Record (PTR).
* Utilize E-Time sheets and Microsoft Outlook.
* Demonstrate a positive commitment to the team by maintaining an acceptable level of attendance and reliability.

Education/Qualifications:

* Bachelor degree or equivalent, relevant experience
* Familiarity with the running of pharmaceutical toxicology studies
* Knowledge of the animal anatomy

Experience:

* 0-2 years experience preferred


Associated topics: diet, dietetic, drug development, histotechnologist, immunoassay, microbiological, microbiology, nutritionist, pharmaceutical, pharmacy

* 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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