Animal Technician II, Barrier and ABSL-2 facility

Job Location(s) US-PA-Denver
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Covance is seeking an Animal Technician II for its Denver, PA facility.


Assist and mentor Animal Tech I with processes
♦ Record keeping of cleaning logs with good documentation practices
♦ Daily feeding and observation of all animals with in the facility.
♦ Assist with computer functions.
♦ Assist with current SOP’s review and updates
♦ Cross-train with all species; pertaining to your work area, handling and husbandry requirements
♦ Operate the autoclave
♦ Weekend/ holiday feed duties.
♦ Assist and keep abreast that all technical/husbandry work complies with OLAW, AAALAC, and USDA research license, as well as client's requests.
♦ Perform inoculations on all animals within the assigned facility or work area.
♦ Assist the technician III and above with problem solving
♦ Assist with clients, visitors, and auditors
♦ GRP training
♦ Assist with inventory control of supplies and animals
♦ Sanitation of caging, pans, halls, floors, with good documentation practices
♦ Perform blood draws of various techniques on multiple species in assigned facility or work area
♦ ABSL-2 training if applicable
♦ Input on cost cutting and process excellence
Must be able to train with species other than rabbits, rodents, guinea pigs and chickens such as NH Primates, ferrets, canine, feline, swine under ABSL-2 conditions if applicable
♦ Assist or perform procedure under the laminar flow hood or BSC if applicable


High school diploma or equivalent
♦ AALAS Certification


1 year of related experience with animal care-taking or background in life sciences
♦ Computer skills
♦ Good communication skills


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