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Aerotek Boston Scientific - Animal Laboratory Technician II in Arden Hills, Minnesota

Description:

Job Purpose & Key Responsibilities:

  • Follow all safety and security policies during shifts by maintaining a working knowledge of applicable regulations and complying with all applicable SOPs, regulations and other internal requirements.

  • Ensure that all appropriate regulations, procedures and data collection protocols are being followed throughout the course of a study and delay studies, if necessary, until manager and/or study director can be notified.

  • Clean and maintain assigned areas of lab by assisting with kennel and animal care as needed and communicating any animal health status issues to attending DVM and study director/sponsor.

  • Accurately maintain and backup all necessary records to ensure compliance with all applicable regulations, including animal treatment records, data forms, and drug logs, by carefully recording data, problems noted, resources consulted and action taken.

  • Coordinate inventory management with other lab staff by pursuing information on new/updated supplies and equipment with appropriate vendors and consulting with manager on any new supply/equipment issues.

  • Assist with anesthesia, monitor physiologic status and take appropriate action for animals on acute or chronic studies with support from higher level technicians or DVM.

  • Assist research or other outside groups with ongoing studies as necessary, including anesthesia, data collection, animal monitoring, instrumentation, surgery, necropsies, and euthanasia with support from higher level technician or DVM.

  • Maintain up to date knowledge of all equipment, support instruments, test equipment, products, and routine and advanced veterinary techniques by consulting appropriate journals and attending appropriate training.

  • May assist with acute and survival surgical procedures per protocol, and all clinical laboratory and radiographic procedures, under the direction of the attending DVM.

  • Maintain animal health throughout the study through consultation with DVM on diagnosis and treatment, administering prescribed therapy and monitoring response to treatment. May include providing basic animal care and first or second scrub duties on sterile procedures as needed.

  • Assist with pre-study assignment physical and vaccination history examination and communicate the suitability of each shipment of animals to DVM and animal vendor.

  • May assist with necropsies under the direction of the attending DVM/pathologist, by properly labeling and documenting specimens, photographing gross pathology, providing physical assistance during the necropsy procedure, cleaning and maintaining the necropsy area and logging histopathologic reports immediately upon completion of necropsy.

  • May assist in pathology assessments by preparing, sending and receiving specimens to/from contract labs according to GLP guidelines.

  • May assist in compiling SOPs/DOPs related to pathology services and responding and implementing responses to audit observations.

  • Assist with colony maintenance including administering treatments and medications.

  • Participate in weekend and holiday coverage (may include overtime).

  • Other duties as assigned by RTC management.

Quality Systems Duties and Responsibilities:

Build Quality into all aspects of their work by maintaining compliance to all quality requirements.

Qualifications & Additional Job Specific Requirements:

Graduate from accredited technical program with certification (state or national), minimum 2 years clinical or research experience, general technical skills in animal restraint, anesthesia, surgery, medicine, lab, and radiology.

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

Qualifications & Additional Job Specific Requirements:

Graduate from accredited technical program with certification (state or national), minimum 2 years clinical or research experience, general technical skills in animal restraint, anesthesia, surgery, medicine, lab, and radiology.

About Aerotek:

We know that a company's success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual's success starts with the right career opportunity. As a Best of Staffing® Client and Talent leader, Aerotek's people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for our clients and rewarding careers for our contract employees. Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more than 250 non-franchised offices, Aerotek's 8,000 internal employees serve more than 300,000 contract employees and 18,000 clients every year. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. Learn more at Aerotek.com.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

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