Assistant Animal Technician Job:
Novo Nordisk

Novo Nordisk
Seattle Washington
Requisition ID 53778BR
Title Assistant Animal Technician
Job Category Research
Job Description

Responsible for providing a high level of animal care and husbandry, performing regularly scheduled facility maintenance tasks, and contributing technical assistance to research projects.

Reports to Manager, Animal Research. Internal relationships include working with Animal Technician. Attending Veterinarian, Lab Operations Specialist, Research Associates and Research Scientists locally and globally.

Essential Functions
Assists with receiving and housing of incoming animals. Facility maintenance Cleans, sanitizes and sterilizes laboratory surfaces, equipment and supplies as scheduled Maintains and updates animal colony database. Observes and records facility environmental conditions. Performs and records daily animal health and welfare observations Performs and records daily food and water checks. Performs basic tissue/organ harvests Performs post-procedural monitoring. Performs preventative maintenance on laboratory equipment Performs sample and data collection. Performs some breeding, weaning and genotyping. Prepares clean cages and changes soiled cages as scheduled. Receives and maintains adequate stock of animal care and research supplies Technical assistance Administers injections. Washes and sanitizes caging and accessories as needed.

Physical Requirements
Must be able to bend, stoop lift, push/pull and move heavy packages and record storage boxes weighing up to 50 lbs; stand and walk continuously over an extended period of time.


* AALAS certified as ALAT or ability to obtain within first year preferred
* Ability to review comprehend and comply with all standard operation procedures (SOPs) and quality assurance standards pertaining to laboratory animals
* An attention to detail, excellent communication skills and genuine care for animals
* Familiarity with AAALAC accreditation standards is preferred
* Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite High School Diploma or equivalent
* Minimum 1 year working with rodents in a laboratory animal facility (SPF-barrier is preferred)
* Animal Technician title may be considered commensurate with experience.
* Must be able to work weekends and occasional holidays

Novo Nordisk is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

If you are interested in applying to Novo Nordisk and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply, please call us at 1-855-411-5290. This contact is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

Department Animal Research
Position Location US - Seattle, WA
City Seattle
State/Provinces US - WA
Job/Position Country US

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