Small Animal Research Technician

Employer
Aerotek
Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
May 13, 2021
Closes
Jun 03, 2021
Ref
2212005110
Discipline
Other
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
Description:
Description:
Facilitates the execution of client sponsored preclinical research specializing in biocompatibility, pharmacology and toxicology studies. Performs all in-life activities for laboratory animals including data collection, and providing for their basic needs. Performs a variety of procedures as part of the research process.
Duties include:
- Performs Dosing Of Test Agents In Small Animals Through A Variety Of Dosing Methods. Performs Scoring Of Test Agents, Assessing The Subject's Reaction To The Agent.
- Performs And Documents A Variety Of Activities, Including But Not Limited To, Routine Clinical Observations, Charting Of Physiological Data And Animal Health Status, Taking Study-Required Animal Weights, Etc.
- Assists With Preparing Animals For Surgery And With Administering And Monitoring Anesthesia During Procedure And Post-Operatively. Performs Incision Monitoring, Pain Assessment And Medication Administration As Needed Post-Procedurally.
- Performs Intravenous And Cardiac Blood Collection.
Performs Small Animal Receipt Administering Subcutaneous RFID Implants, Weighing And Sexing Animals, Moving Them Into Their Housing Containers, And Performing Necessary Documentation.
- Performs All Aspects Of Veterinary-Directed Care, Preventative Health Maintenance, And General Husbandry Procedures And Administers Medications.
- Performs Post-Procedure Small Animal Euthanasia.
- Communicates With Veterinarian And Study Director Regarding Living Conditions And Medical Status Of Animals.
Skills:
animal handling, CVT, subcutaneous, animal research, Animal science, Zoology, veterinary, anesthesia, blood draw
Top Skills Details:
animal handling
Additional Skills & Qualifications:
- Associate's Or Bachelor's Degree In A Related Field Or The LAT Certification Is Required.
- Experience Handling And Working With Small Laboratory Animals In A Research Environment Is Preferred, Especially With Regard To Performing Meticulous Blood Draws And Injections.
- Knowledge Of Research Animal Physiology, Pharmacology, And General Animal Care Required.
- An Equivalent Combination Of Education And Experience Will Be Considered.
Preferred Experience:
--CVT, or 2 or 4 year Degree in Animal Science or related science
--6 months experience technical clinical experience with at least two small animals (mice, rats, guinea pigs, rabbits)- (this experience could include injections, blood draws, euthanizing, clinical observation, surgery, anesthesia)
--Must be comfortable with animal research
--1+ years experience with injecting rodent tail veins
--1+ years experience with GMP/GLP Documentation
--Preferred: Lab Animal Certifications (ALAT, LAT, LATG)
Experience Level:
Entry Level
About Aerotek:
We know that a company's success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual's success starts with the right career opportunity. As a Best of Staffing® Client and Talent leader, Aerotek's people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for our clients and rewarding careers for our contract employees. Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more than 250 non-franchised offices, Aerotek's 8,000 internal employees serve more than 300,000 contract employees and 18,000 clients every year. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. Learn more at Aerotek.com.
The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

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