Covance is seeking a Summer Intern for Animal Technician role in Denver, PA.
A. Duties and Responsibilities:
♦ Assist with the feeding of all species with in the animal facilities. (large and small)
♦ Assist with the changing of all soiled animal cage units.
♦ Sanitation of all equipment used in the process of cleaning.
♦ Assist with the operation of cage washer and tunnel washer
♦ Dumping of all animal pans to remove waste and bedding
♦ Feed all animals; daily, weekends & Holidays. (3rd shift exempt from weekend and Holiday feeding schedules, unless needed)
♦ GRP/ and Good Documentation training required
♦ Must document sanitation practices.
♦ Bedding of animal pens and stalls
♦ Observation of animals, reporting health issues
♦ Assist with the receiving of animals into the facilities
♦ Must train on specific animal handling according to the Guide on Animal Handling and Husbandry. Must understand processes under ABSL-2 conditions.
♦ Help maintain AAALAC accreditation and regulatory compliance.
♦ Assist with shipping animals out of the facility
♦ Must understand the use of chemicals in the facilities and how to find/read MSDS
♦ Experience as an animal caretaker helpful
♦ Some computer skills
♦ Good communication skill
Experience handling and sanitation procedures various species. Work in Microbiology lab.