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Research Technician II - United States  

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Posted on : 11 July 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.


Responsibilities
  • We are seeking a Research Technician II for our Safety Assessment site.
  • The Research Technician II will serve as a lead/primary technician for multiple basic and complex in-life studies simultaneously, as well as collect and record data with minimal supervision in the performance of studies.  
  • During a typical day, you can expect to be responsible for handling and restraining animals, clinical observations, sample collection, food consumption monitoring, animal husbandry, and administer test substances by various basic and intermediate methods.  
  • You will also be expected to collect and record research data and biological specimens in compliance with Good Laboratory Practice Regulations (GLPs), study protocols, and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).  
  • You may also assist with reviewing and updating processes and SOPs, prepare and maintain study notebooks and develop basic forms, document deviations and incidents with supervision, review documentation of functions performed as part of quality control requirements, perform study preparation activities, maintain clean work areas, receive animals, and perform all other duties as assigned.


About Safety Assessment Business
  • 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. 



Qualifications
The following are minimum requirements related to the Research Technician II position.
  •   Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in animal or life sciences or related discipline.
  •   1-3 years experience in animal research and/or husbandry; multi-species experience preferred or must have fully satisfied technical and experience requirements for the previous level.
  •   An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  •   AALAS certification at the LAT level preferred.
  •   Must have the ability to handle common laboratory species.
  •   Must be proficient in basic technical skills and the operation of data collection equipment.
  •   Must have knowledge of GLPs and other federal regulations and guidelines relating to the care of laboratory animals.
  •   Must have an understanding of routine study design and protocols.


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.


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