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Animal Technician

Company: Absorption Systems
Location: Medford
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

The Animal Technician will be a key member of the ASB animal facility team and ensure daily husbandry, care, and maintenance for colonies of research rodents. The candidate will need to be based and work out of ASB Medford, MA office.Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Ensure daily husbandry, care, and maintenance for colonies of research rodents (mice, rats, guinea pigs) provided according to company standard operating procedures, IACUC guidelines, and PHS Policy.
  • Assists with maintenance of facility records including temperature, humidity, and animal health according to standard operating procedures.
  • Performs injections, dosing, tissue collection, blood collection, and other animal-related procedures in addition to maintaining a rodent breeding program.
  • Assists with the development of protocols for the IACUC committee and serves on the committee as an affiliated member.
  • Represents the company during USDA and AAALAC inspections.Job Qualifications and Requirements
    • The minimum requirements for this position are a high school diploma and 1-year of experience in an animal facility or ALAT certification.
    • Strong work ethic, self-motivation, and the ability to adapt in a dynamic team environment are keys for success.
    • Ability to read and comprehend as well as effectively communicate information to clients and co-workers.
    • Ability to possess and apply common sense understanding to carry out written or oral instruction as well as complex problem resolution with regard to applicable job-related tasks. Must be detail-oriented, and able to use and apply logic to various instances; ability to perform with little to no supervision on a daily basis, and utilize independent thinking on judgment calls relative to job duties.PHYSICAL DEMANDS
      • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
      • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to see, talk, and hear. The employee is required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel or crouch. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 40 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds with assistance.

        BenefitsAbsorption Systems cares about our work community and offers a variety of benefits allowing employees the opportunity to customize a benefits package that meets their personal needs.About Absorption SystemsAbsorption Systems, founded in 1996 and parent company of TGA BioServices, assists pharmaceutical and medical device companies in identifying and overcoming ADMET (Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism, Excretion, and Toxicity) barriers in the development of drugs, biologics, and medical devices. Additionally, Absorption Systems goes deep into each of those areas, offering in vitro, in situ, and in vivo models to assess the properties in question. The company's mission is to continually develop innovative research tools that can be used to accurately predict human outcomes or to explain unanticipated human outcomes when they occur. The CellPort Technologies platform, a suite of human cell-based test systems for drug transporter characterization, exemplifies Absorption Systems' commitment to innovation and is soon to be an industry assay standard for in vitro drug interaction assessment. Absorption Systems has facilities in Exton, PA, San Diego, CA, and Medford, MA to serve customers throughout the world.Alongside our enthusiasm for science and research, we have a passion to see each and every one of our employees grow and succeed both personally and professionally. We encourage our employees to continually enhance their ability to contribute to the success of the organization and advance their careers. Absorption Systems is committed to creating an environment where individuals are encouraged to grow and work in collaboration with each other while being passionate about innovation. The professional culture of our organization is a goal-oriented environment full of internally driven and motivated professionals. Our company is unique in the fact that there is freedom for autonomy to execute and the ability for each employee to grow in directions that align their individual aspirations with company growth.Absorption Systems is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

Keywords: Absorption Systems, Medford , Animal Technician, Professions , Medford, Massachusetts

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