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Laboratory Animal Associate (Fixed Term: 3.5 Years; multiple positions available)

Company: Zoetis
Location: Fort Collins
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

A great opportunity to be part of the Zoetis Incubator of Northern Colorado (ZINC) at Colorado State University! The Zoetis Incubator is seeking an experienced, responsible and highly motivated lab animal technician.

The successful candidate should have relevant experience working with laboratory animals that include mouse handling, performing inoculations, anesthesia, euthanasia and necropsies as well as tissue harvesting and processing. Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills are essential.

The chosen candidate will have the opportunity to develop advanced animal handling skills, learn additional analytical techniques (CBCs, qRT-PCR, ELISAs, etc.) and will be part of a collaborative and engaging environment.

Please note: This position is for a fixed term of 3.5 years.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist with mouse studies, including inoculations, monitoring, anesthesia administration, euthanasia and necropsies. Monitoring of animals may require occasionally being on-site early in the morning (6-7 am) and late in the evening (8-10 pm).
  • Tissue processing, handling and preparation for different downstream assays.
  • Following SOPs and protocols.
  • Generating and maintaining records such as study logs, supply inventory, equipment maintenance logs, scheduling logs, etc.
  • Ensure that the necessary supplies and reagents are available for conducting animal studies.
  • Adherence to institutional animal care and use committee (IACUC) protocols and regulations to ensure animal wellness

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Educational background: BS (animal sciences, veterinary technology, zoology, animal sciences, microbiology or related field).
  • Ability to handle mice appropriately, including performing inoculations, euthanasia and administering anesthesia.
  • Ability to perform sample collection (e.g. blood) and necropsies.
  • Excellent verbal/written communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Computer skills required: Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Work environment: The person filling this position will work predominantly in a laboratory setting. There may be exposure to animal pathogens and chemicals. There may be handling of, and/or exposure to animal tissue and zoonotic organisms.

Zoetis is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status or any other protected classification. Zoetis also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must possess or obtain authorization to work in the US for Zoetis. Zoetis retains sole and exclusive discretion to pursue sponsorship for the acquisition or maintenance of nonimmigrant status and employment eligibility, considering factors such as availability of qualified US workers. Individuals requiring sponsorship must disclose this fact.

Full time

Fixed Term/Temporary (Fixed Term)

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Zoetis is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status or any other protected classification. Disabled individuals are given an equal opportunity to use our online application system. We offer reasonable accommodations as an alternative if requested by an individual with a disability. Please contact Zoetis Colleague Services at zoetiscolleagueservices@zoetis.com to request an accommodation. Zoetis also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must possess or obtain authorization to work in the US for Zoetis. Zoetis retains sole and exclusive discretion to pursue sponsorship for the acquisition or maintenance of nonimmigrant status and employment eligibility, considering factors such as availability of qualified US workers. Individuals requiring sponsorship must disclose this fact. Please note that Zoetis seeks information related to job applications from candidates for jobs in the U.S. solely via the following: (1) our company website at www.Zoetis.com/careers site, or (2) via email to/from addresses using only the Zoetis domain of "@zoetis.com". In addition, Zoetis does not use Google Hangout for any recruitment related activities. Any solicitation or request for information related to job applications with Zoetis via any other means and/or utilizing email addresses with any other domain should be disregarded. In addition, Zoetis will never ask candidates to make any type of personal financial investment related to gaining employment with Zoetis.

Keywords: Zoetis, Fort Collins , Laboratory Animal Associate (Fixed Term: 3.5 Years; multiple positions available), Other , Fort Collins, Colorado

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