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Study Technician - Animal Operations

Laboratory Corp. of America
Somerset County, New Jersey, US
Closing date
Sep 23, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
Explore research careers and be a part of something bigger as a Study Technician-Animal Operations in Somerset, NJ.

Labcorp Drug Development helps to develop new drugs, medical devices and diagnostics. Your role is vital to improving the health of family, friends and animals.

Starting at $18.00 per hour (may offer higher rate based on experience)

1st Shift Monday through Friday with rotating weekends.

$4,000.00 Sign On Bonus for New Hires!

What you will be doing:

As a Study Technician youll apply your scientific curiosity in Biology, Animal Science, Zoology, Animal Behavior, Veterinary Technology, Dairy Science, Equine Science or similar majors researching the effectiveness, safety and toxicity of drugs in early development animal research studies.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The scope of this position is within one site across multiple studies daily.
Determine 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).
Learns study management, data organization, QA audit response, internal and external client communication skills, and quality check procedures.
Ensure that a study is conducted according to protocol, SOPs, IACCUC and government regulations.
Perform basic dosing techniques and restraint procedures.
Maintains animal rooms and equipment in compliance with GLP and AAALAC requirements.
Process and package biological samples for shipment to client.
Trim wet tissues
Embed tissues into paraffin
Performs basic duties of necropsy and/or basic duties of histology
Receive, donate and euthanize animals according to USDA regulations.
Maintains well documented laboratory records according to GLPs. Reviews own data and identifies potential problems.
Utilize computer software for forms and procedure generation.
Learns blood pressure and body temperature measurement procedures as appropriate.
Reports all animal care concerns and becomes involved in the resolution and appropriate corrective action, when necessary.
Review and interpret study protocol for test material formulation procedures and to ensure that a study tasks are conducted according with protocol, SOPs, and GLPs.
Collect and record applicable hand and computer generated data in accordance with protocol, SOPs, and GLPs.
Perform study calculations and specific techniques for test material formulation.
Prepare laboratory reagents, vehicles, diets, solution/suspensions, and capsules according to study protocols and SOPs.
Process of disposition of samples from prepared dose materials by Covance or sponsor.
Process of formulation verification and storage of prepared test materials.
Contributes to a cohesive team environment. Plans individual workload in coordination with team members.
Supports process improvement initiatives.


  • Bachelor degree in Life Sciences

  • Associate degree in Laboratory Animal Technology, Veterinary Technology, or in Histology

  • No experience is required with a Bachelor Degree

  • 6 months to 2 years of related experience with an Associate degree

How will you be rewarded!

  • Enjoy 24 days of personal-time-off (PTO) (pro-rated depending on start date) AND Additional Paid Holidays

  • Have the option to participate in the Labcorp Education Advantage program where you have access to over 15 Undergraduate On-line Degree Programs offered through Arizona State University (ASU). Tuition is paid by Labcorp!

  • Have access to other great benefits including: a 401(k) plan with a generous company match and of course medical and dental insurance.

Labcorp is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer:

As an EOE/AA employer, the organization will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

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