Study Technician-Animal Research Assistant

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Greenfield, Indiana, US
Apr 28, 2021
May 18, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Job Overview:

Covance by Labcorp, a global contract research organization, worked on all of the top 50 best-selling drugs available today through its full spectrum of nonclinical, clinical and commercialization services. Through our work in Early Development Stage many lifesaving advances in medicine and safety have been drawn from the scientific discoveries made through animal research.

Are you looking for a position where your work has a direct connection to improving lives? Do you have Some College Course Work OR a Degree in Animal Science, Biology, Zoology, Microbiology, Dairy Science, Immunology, Animal Behavior, Veterinary Science or Veterinary Nursing, Veterinary Technician OR related areas of Science?

Based on EXPANSION in our Greenfield Indiana location we have multiple positions for Research Assistant (Study Technician) In-Life department. In this position you'll be working hands on with small or large animals researching the effectiveness, safety and toxicity of drugs in early development research studies. Extensive training provided!

Duties include but not limited to;

+ Learns how to determine and document clinical observations, including charting of physiological data and animal health status such as body weight, food consumption, body temp, behavior, blood pressure, blood sugar, urine, feces and other data on the appropriate data collection system

+ Will perform basic dosing techniques and restraint procedures.

+ Will maintains animal rooms and equipment in compliance with GLP and AAALAC requirements.

+ Learns commonly used clinical sampling techniques. Learns how to process and package biological samples for shipment to client.

+ Ensures that studies are conducted according to protocol, standard operating procedure documents, and government regulations

+ Perform daily care of small and large animals including watching for signs of stress or illness,

+ May perform various bleeding techniques (associated with assigned species),

+ Starting pay rate $16.00 with .50 increase at 6 months, higher pay rates for candidates with 1 or more years of small or large animal research experience or similiar skills

+ Day shift hours, ability to work weekends as needed, typically every 3rd weekend

This is full time position with excellent benefits package includes: 24 days of personal-time-off (PTO), Health Benefits start 1st of the month! Tuition reimbursement, free tuition programs under Labcorp education advantage program, 401(k) plan with a generous company match. Great growth potential


Things you have to have:

A passion for Science, Research and Animal Care

A motivated hardworking and positive work ethic

Comfortable working in a laboratory setting with laboratory animals

We are open to candidates from a variety of backgrounds!

Associates Degree or 2+ years of college courses in Animal Science, Biology, Wildlife Studies, Biotechnology, Animal Behavior, Agriculture, Zoology, Microbiology, Immunology, Dairy Science

Veterinary Technicians, Veterinary Nursing graduates encouraged to apply!

Bachelor degree in Animal Science, Biology, Microbiology, Wildlife Studies, Equine Studies, Zoology, Animal Behavior, or related Life Science degrees

HS Diploma and extensive experience in animal breeding or large farm animal care or veterinary assistant


Stable work history

Hands on experience doing researcher work helpful but not required

Prior experience working with animal research models helpful but not required

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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