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Laboratory Assistant - Comparative Medicine - United States  

Takeda (company)

Posted on : 19 September 2017

Project Description

Are you looking for a patient-focused company that will inspire you and support your career?  If so, be empowered to take charge of your future at Takeda.  Join us as a Laboratory Assistant - Comparative Medicine in our Cambridge office.

Here, everyone matter and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission.  As a Laboratory Assistant working on the Comparative Medicine team, you will be empowered to contribute in various therapeutic areas and deliver drugs to patients, and a typical day will include:


·Responsible for providing husbandry and animal facility cleanliness and maintenance

·Providing technical support to investigators and their staff (e.g. injections, collection of biological samples, compound dosing, micro chipping etc.)


  • Responsible for feeding, watering and general health observations of animals in rooms as assigned.
  •        Responsible for general facility upkeep and routine sanitization.
  •        Operation of cage washers and autoclaves.
  • Maintenance of accurate documentation of work completed and animal related observations.
  • Administration of prescribed medications under direction of the Veterinarian or Veterinary Technician.
  • Transport of supplies and equipment between facilities.
  • Weekend and holiday work is required on a rotating schedule.
  • Responsible for own work, ensuring quality and meeting deadline.
  • Responsible for assessing problems or issues that should be brought to the attention of the supervisor or manager.
  • Coaches and trains peers where appropriate


  • Essential: A.S./B.S. or equivalent in a scientific field or animal experience in a veterinary clinic, zoo etc.HS diploma plus 3 or more years experience working with laboratory animals.


  • AALAS certification at ALAT level preferred but not required


  • Ability to lift 30lbs repeatedly and 50lbs short distances. Ability to push pull large equipment short distances. Ability to work on their feet for long periods of time.


  • 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Company match of charitable contributions
  • Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings
  • Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days
  • Community Outreach Programs

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