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Job Description:

Location Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States

Job reference R-052040

If youre inspired by the possibilities of science to change lives and you thrive when making brave decisions join us

MedImmune is the worldwide biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca Here, youll have the opportunity to make a difference in peoples lives every day As one of the worlds premier biotechnology companies, our mission is centered on delivering life-changing products that advance world health, and help fight and cure disease Here at MedImmune, youll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients lives

Were constantly pushing the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines to patients, with a passion for discovery and a pipeline to show for it Were pioneering innovative research and exploring novel pathways across key therapeutic areas including oncology, respiratory, inflammation and autoimmunity, cardiovascular and metabolic disease, and infection and vaccines And were industry-leading in immunology, protein engineering and translational science We offer a unique and strong collaborative network as part of the AstraZeneca family, as together we explore synergies between small and large molecules

MedImmune has a dynamic environment that fosters collaboration and innovation We attract top minds, and we nurture and build top talent

Position Summary

Major Duties and Responsibilities (including supervising others)

Observe appropriate safety and study requirements by reading, understanding and following Standard Operating Procedures (LAR Guideliness), and study protocols
Observe appropriate safety and health practices including personal protective equipment and barrier requirements
Remove animal waste from cages and prepare cages and associated caging equipment (bottles, feeders, lids) for washing
Operate cage/rack washer and maintain cage washer operation logs
Prepare clean cages with bedding
Prepare cleaning chemicals
Operate autoclave and sterilize animal caging equipment and materials Maintain sterilization logs
Maintain the animal facility in a clean and orderly condition Remove regular trash and biohazard waste
Operate and adjust animal watering system Monitor facility water quality
Receive, quarantine and remove animals as required
Change cages using appropriate techniques
Perform daily health/mortality checks Evaluate health status of animals Communicate concerns with Lead RATs
Perform other duties as assigned by the LAR Supervisor or Manager
Work independently to perform daily tasks



A minimum of a High School Diploma

ALAT certification preferred


Technician II At least 2 years of experience working in a laboratory animal research setting OR AA degree in biological sciences with a minimum of 1 year of experience

Technician III At least 4 years of experience working in a laboratory animal research setting OR AA degree in biological sciences plus 2 years of experience OR BA/BS degree with some experience preferred

Special Skills/Abilities

Ability to lift objects frequently in performing daily work activities
Ability to pull or push objects on a regular basis
Ability to carry objects on a regular basis in the arms or on the shoulders
Ability to grasp objects utilizing the fingers (fine motor manipulation)
Ability to reach for objects above the head or below the waist
Ability to stoop of crouch by bending at the waist or by bending the legs
Ability to withstand exposure to high temperature levels that may results in some body discomfort
Knowledge and use of protective equipment and safety procedures related to the possible exposure to dusts, viruses, tissues, chemicals, fumes, vapors, and mists that could potentially affect the health of the employee
Knowledge of normal animal behavior for mouse, rat and hamster species
Knowledge of USDA, OLAW and AAALAC requirements
Knowledge of hazardous and infectious material handling
Basic computer skills Microsoft Office, Outlook

Job Complexity

Medium Understanding of safety requirements Complete knowledge of sanitation and sterilization processes Use of specialized equipment such as rack washer, autoclave, floor cleaner Ability to humanely handle all species of laboratory animals Ability to distinguish unhealthy animals from healthy animals Ability to learn new technical skills

Next Steps Apply today!

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity If you know someone who would be a great fit, please share this posting with them

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised

Animal Husbandry Technician II/III


Profile Summary:

Employment Type : Full Time
Eligibility : Any Graduate
Industry : Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical/Medicine, Manufacturing/Industrial
Functional Area : Bio Tech/R&D/Scientist
Role : Bio-Technology Research
Salary : As per Industry Standards
Deadline : 12th Feb 2020

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