• Technical Associate, Animal Care Jobs in United States Of America - 23762884

  • Pfizer Inc.
  • United States Of America, Usa
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  • 1 - 4 Years
  • Posted : above 1 month

Job Description:


The Technical Associates primary responsibility is to provide basic husbandry, handling, restraint and health surveillance of laboratory animals in compliance with local regulatory requirements This individual will also provide daily record keeping of common laboratory species, their environments, and provide basic technical assistance (ie, restraint, injections, bleeds) to other technicians and researchers Other more specialized functions, depending on interest and aptitude may be assigned in the areas of technical and research services


Perform routine animal husbandry and welfare duties as directed
Required to work with all species across the site with assignments based on the business needs
Supply appropriate food and water for animals housed in the vivarium
Clean and provide animal housing and associated materials/equipment within assigned animal rooms
Observe and report status of animal health, food and water consumption, appearance, behavior; provide support in animal health monitoring and basic veterinary medical treatment as prescribed by the veterinary staff
Observe and record vivarium environmental conditions
Perform sanitation duties within assigned animal rooms and vivarium areas
Maintain and perform housekeeping of facility support areas
Support cage wash equipment operations and maintenance
Adhere to Pfizer and departmental safety policies and departmental SOPs and guidelines while demonstrating competency in facility safety protocols
Establish and maintain appropriate and quality communication, teamwork, collaboration, and cooperation
Support research by providing basic technical services (restraint, dose administration, blood collection) to research investigators
Basic computer knowledge such as email, online forms, web-based training and other basic programs


High school degree or GED is required
Experience working in a laboratory animal setting
Ability to demonstrate level of technical skills and abilities
In general, a colleague at this level will have 1 year of experience
Weekend and holiday work


Associates or BS/BA in related field is preferred
ALAS certification at the ALAT level is a plus
Experience working in a pharmaceutical industry setting


All colleagues should have functional knowledge of Microsoft Office, Outlook, calendar management and Internet Explorer
Colleagues should be able to use on line systems such as time tracking and document management (eg SharePoint, Activity Tracker)
Knowledge and use of other systems based upon job function may be required No animal allergies and able to obtain medical clearance for respirator/fit test for respirator use
Ability to lift 50 pounds and work standing up lifting items above shoulder level for extended periods of time
Ability to perform repetitive physical activities such as pushing and pulling racks of caging, lifting bags of feed and bedding, reaching, stooping and bending
A Functional Capacity Evaluation may be required


The candidate may be required to work an altered shift and/or non-standard days- ie- Sunday to Thursday Tuesday to Saturday
This is an essential personnel role Essential Personnel are defined as the staff who are required to report to their designated work location, to ensure the operation of essential functions or departments during an emergency, as determined by Pfizer, or when the business has suspended operations There are some individuals who may be required to perform essential services remotely and those individuals will be identified in advance and notified by their supervisors, but in most cases Essential Personnel are required to be on-site during an emergency or suspension of operations

Profile Summary:

Employment Type : Full Time
Eligibility : Any Graduate
Industry : Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical/Medicine, Manufacturing/Industrial
Functional Area : HR/PM/IR/Training
Role : Recruitment
Salary : As per Industry Standards
Deadline : 06th Apr 2020

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