Small Animal Research Technician

Employer
Actalent
Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Aug 02, 2021
Closes
Aug 07, 2021
Ref
2353117160
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 Actalent:
Actalent connects passion with purpose. Our scalable talent solutions and services capabilities drive value and results and provide the expertise to help our customers achieve more. Every day, our experts around the globe are making an impact. We're supporting critical initiatives in engineering and sciences that advance how companies serve the world. Actalent promotes consultant care and engagement through experiences that enable continuous development. Our people are the difference. Actalent is an operating company of Allegis Group, the global leader in talent solutions.
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