Job Overview Sr Study Technician -Animal Operations Job Summary To collect, document, and manage pertinent data including animal observations, test material administration, and clinical sample collection in compliance with appropriate SOPs, GLPs, and regulatory agency guidelines. To monitor animal health and welfare in compliance with the Animal Welfare Act and help maintain facilities for AAALAC compliance. To assist in the training and development of new study technicians, and to ensure that they complete their work in compliance with appropriate SOPs, GLPs, and regulatory agency guidelines. Essential Job Duties: These statements are intended to describe the general nature of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and duties. Assess and document clinical observations, body weight data, food consumption data, environmental data, and other data on the appropriate data collection system (or by hand when necessary). Understand and interpret a complex protocol. Responsible for conducting the technical phases of specialty studies, including study management, client communication, and quality check procedures. Utilize computer software for forms and procedure generation. Identifies and take appropriate action with problems, potential problems with protocols, SOPs , and schedules. Able to adapt techniques to new procedures or particular needs as directed. Report all animal care concerns and become involved in the resolution and appropriate corrective action, when necessary. May be involved in client tours or client interaction during study initiations. Observe and oversee less experienced staff as they perform basic initial lab duties. Provide appropriate and effective feedback to assist in their technical development. Mentor new or less experienced staff. Assist in the training of less experienced staff in basic study execution. Understands the structure of the mentor program and assist senior mentors in its development. Utilize mentor tools and manuals. Effectively models appropriate behavior in lab and promotes procedural adherence in all areas. Perform basic and complex scheduling, and assist in mentor scheduling responsibilities. Performs other related duties as assigned. Working Conditions: Overtime and weekend work as required. Mandatory immunizations and screening as required. May work with potentially hazardous substances not limited to known \/potential teratogens or carcinogens and\/or radiolabeled test materials. Work will require PPE (personal protective equipment). Must be able to work in a laboratory setting with laboratory animals (ie rodents, canine, primates, rabbits, pigs, etc). Must be able to work in small or confined spaces. Education\/Qualifications Bachelor degree in Life Sciences, Associates degree in Laboratory Animal Technology, or Associate degree in Veterinary Technology A minimum of two years experience as a Study Technician. AALAS certification at Laboratory Animal Technician level desirable. Experience Minimum Required: 1 year of laboratory facing general toxicology study management experience. Demonstrated sustained performance at running complex studies. Demonstrated the skills necessary to effectively mentor basic lab tasks and study execution. Job Number 2018-18194 Job Category Scientific Bachelor's Degree Position Type Full-Time Covance is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer (Minority\/Female\/Individual with Disability\/Veteran\/Sexual Orientation\/Gender Identity). Your confidentiality and privacy are important to us.
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Covance, with headquarters in Princeton, New Jersey, is one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive drug development services companies, with annual revenues greater than $2 billion, employees in more than 60 countries, and more than 12,000 employees worldwide.