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Research Technician II - United States  

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Posted on : 29 May 2017

Project Description

Company Statement
  • For nearly 70 years, our company employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. 
  • When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. 
  • Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform.
  •  In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.



About Us: 
  • For nearly 70 years, our employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies.  
  • When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe.  
  • Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. 
  •  In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about. 
  • Our company is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development.  
  • Our company also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities.  
  • Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market. 
  • With over 11,000 employees within 70 facilities in 18 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges.   
  • Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2016, revenue increased by 23.3% to $1.68 billion from $1.36 billion in 2015.  
  • We are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives.  
  • Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe.  
  • We have proudly supported the development of ~70% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2016. 



Responsibilities
The following are minimum requirements related to the Research Technician II position.
  •   Serve as lead/primary technician for basic and complex in-life studies.
  •   Administer test substances by various basic and intermediate methods.
  •   Perform in-life technical procedures (e.g., clipping, handling, binding, removals, body weight, dosing).
  •   Collect and record research data and biological specimens in compliance with Good Laboratory Practice Regulations (GLPs), study protocols and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  •   Input, print and edit computer entries (e.g., in life numbers, body weights, food consumption and clinical observation).
  •   Observe animals for general health and overall well being.
  •   Assist with reviewing and updating processes and SOPs as assigned.
  •   Prepare and maintain study notebooks and develop basic forms.
  •   Document deviations and incidents with supervision. Assist in filing and addressing deviations through memoranda.
  •   Read and review routine study type protocols and extract pertinent study information. 
  • Assist with review of complex and specialized study type protocols
  •   Review documentation of functions performed as part of quality control requirements.
  •   Periodically review data as generated/collected by less experienced technical staff.
  •   Retrieve and view SOPs using appropriate database.
  •   Use GLPs and SOPs processes and company policies when performing all job functions.
  •   Handle, restrain, and provide care for all species of laboratory animals at the site.
  •   Perform study preparation activities including collection tube labeling and room setup as needed.
  •   Maintain clean work areas (e.g. laboratory area, primary enclosures, animal exam areas).
  •   Receive animals (e.g., general health observation, sexing and identification) of all species, if applicable for the site.
  •   Perform all other related duties as assigned.



Qualifications
  • We are seeking an experienced Research Technician II for our Safety Assessment site.
  • Serve as lead/primary technician for multiple basic and complex in-life studies simultaneously. 
  • Collect and record data with minimal supervision in the performance of studies. 
  • Responsible for handling and restraining animals, clinical observations, sample collection, monitoring food consumption, animal husbandry, and performing accurate data collection and reporting. Administer test substances by various basic and intermediate methods.  Serve as a mentor to less experienced staff.



About Safety Assessment
  • Our company is committed to helping our partners expedite their preclinical drug development with exceptional safety assessment services, state-of-the-art facilities and expert regulatory guidance. 
  • From individual specialty toxicology and IND enabling studies to tailored packages and total laboratory support, our deeply experienced team can design and execute programs that anticipate challenges and avoid roadblocks for a smooth, efficient journey to market.  
  • Each year approximately 120 investigational new drug (IND) programs are conducted in our Safety Assessment facilities.



Equal Employment Opportunity
Our company is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet