Research Technician

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Website Inotiv


Company : Inotiv

Country: United States

Location : Fort Collins, Colorado

Post: Wed, 31 May 2023 22:13:17 GMT

Expires: Wed, 28 Jun 2023 23:59:59 GMT

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Inotiv is a growing contemporary drug discovery and development company where we “Play to Win” in an industry rich with opportunity. Together, we face challenges and together we win in the delivery of world-class drug discovery and development solutions that impact the health and well-being of people all over the world. There’s an opportunity for everyone at all phases of a career, each individual’s unique skill set has an impact on the work we conduct. If you have the talent and desire to impact the quality of people’s lives, we have the career opportunities to make it happen.

Join us in embracing research and science to impact the health and well-being of people all over the world.


In-life Study Conduct:

Study protocol and notebook review prior to study initiation
Dose or administer treatments to animals by a variety of routes in a variety of species (including but not limited to: ocular, oral capsule, oral gavage, dermal, SC, IM, IV, IP or intra-articular)
Collect and process biological samples, as needed and trained (including but not limited to: blood, synovial fluid, urine or feces)
Collect body weights or feed consumption weights
Pre-operative procedures including but not limited to: pre-medication, inducing anesthesia, installing catheters, prepping surgical/injection sites, etc.
Monitor anesthetized animals during surgical or non-surgical procedures
Aseptic patient and surgical field preparation
Assist in surgical procedures as needed
Post-operative recovery, monitoring and care of animals that are used in recovery surgical procedures
Surgery instrument preparation and sterilization
Keep accurate records of use of medications and controlled substances
Euthanize animals and assist with or perform necropsy procedures
Complete appropriate raw data records
Other procedures as described in the study protocol or defined by SOPs
Perform daily clinical observations of the animals and their pens/cages to assure the well-being, health, and sanitation of the cages is adequate
Perform in-life study activities, including but not limited to: post-operative monitoring, pain and lameness scoring, sample collection, and observations for adverse effects following administration of the test article
Complete appropriate entries into the electronic data collection system or paper records as needed including study procedures, and morbidity or mortality reports
Assist with stocking supplies, maintain an adequate inventory of supplies, monitor supplies for expiration, and notify appropriate employee of items that need to be ordered
Perform other duties as assigned

Education and Experience:

S./B.A. in science (biology or life sciences) with 5 years direct laboratory animal work experience, or Associate degree, or equivalent, in science with at least 6 years of direct laboratory animal work experience, or 8 years of direct laboratory animal work experience without a college science degree, or equivalent combination of related education and required work experience will be considered with management approval.
Minimum four years’ experience as a vet technician in private practice with experience in an operating room environment, post-op care or animal triage
Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) or equivalent.
AALAS certification or commitment to attaining certification within 18 months of start date
Willingness to participate in continual GLP training, SOP training, aptitude to learn new anesthesia and surgical techniques

Skills and Abilities:

Good organizational skills and detail oriented.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with ability to work with personnel at all levels of the organization.
Must have the ability to work independently as well as a team environment.
Demonstrate the ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks in a high energy, fast paced environment.
Exhibits accuracy and adaptability performing laboratory operations, some of which may be difficult and/or non-routine.
Proficient in the use of a computer to compile and maintain simple data, spreadsheets, checklists and reports for records and inventory, utilizing the appropriate software.
Exhibits an aptitude for quality, an eye for detail, the ability to follow written instructions and work with a minimum of supervision.
Displays a basic understanding of GLP, AAALAC, OLAW regulations and standards with the ability to apply these practices daily.
Demonstrates a working knowledge and awareness of general laboratory procedures. Maintains a commitment to adhere to all safety regulations and procedures.
Demonstrates an ability to follow detailed instructions with a sense for scientific method.

Physical Activity and Working Conditions:

Ability to regularly lift up to 50 pounds and move heavy equipment in a safe manner
Ability to stand and move (e.g., walk, bend, reach, lift, crouch, push, pull, lift.) throughout an entire work shift
Ability to perform or observe necropsy, surgical, and medical procedures
Manual dexterity (e.g., feeling, grasping, fingering, repetitive motion) to operate necessary equipment and perform essential tasks outlined in position description
Required to have close visual acuity (e.g., preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small parts) and depth perception (with or without glasses/contacts)
Required utilization of provided personal protection equipment (PPE)
Occasional exposure to potential hazards such as hot water, steam, mechanical equipment, biological substances, loud noise, odors, chemicals, and to range of outdoor weather conditions
Occasional exposure to potential hazards such as hot water, steam, mechanical equipment, biological substances, loud noise, odors, and chemicals
Regular on-site attendance as scheduled by management

*This position could be offered at different levels for candidates who qualify with a combination of advanced levels of education and/or years of experience. The salary range will adjust along with the level of the role to match the person’s relevant experience and/or education level.

Inotiv has been named a 2023 Top Workplace! Salary will be commensurate with experience and responsibilities. Benefits include health and dental coverage, short- and long-term disability, paid time off, paid parental leave, 401K participation with company match, and more!

This is a nonexempt role paying $26.44-31.25/hr based upon experience, certification, etc.

Inotiv is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide a fair and equal employment opportunity to all persons, regardless of age, race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination and access to benefits and training.


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