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The Vivarium Animal Technician I will be responsible for the development of Antibody production by use of Ascites production. These methods include Animal husbandry, Ascites collection, injections, bleeds, and tissue harvesting. This individual will function as an integral member of the Manufacturing team and is a motivated collaborator with strong interpersonal communication skills.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following (other duties may be assigned):
  • This individual will assure that work is performed in accordance with production schedules; monitor the health of the animals; perform database entry; In addition, this person will be required to perform hands-on manufacturing tasks and work in a fast-paced manufacturing environment, multitask, and be well organized. Specific responsibilities include:
  • Carry out and optimize appropriate methods for all forms of Vivarium responsibility including ascites collection, injections, bleeds, tissue harvesting, animal husbandry, animals health monitoring and general cleaning and facility maintenance.
  • Assembly of rodent caging; receiving of equipment and materials such as food and bedding
  • Help in the transfer of new products, processes and protocols from R&D to Manufacturing; ensure that proper SOP’s are followed according to manufacturing standards.
  • Backup for co-workers for vacation, sick leave or any causes for absence
  • Weekend shifts as needed for health rounds or normal operation if required by work load
  • Log Animal usage and Vivarium maintenance records.
  • Complying with department and regulatory policies
  • A High School diploma, preferably a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology
  • A minimum of 2 years experience in a related field, preferably manufacturing environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience. AALAS certification a plus.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite products with emphasis on Excel, Outlook and Word
  • Strong laboratory mathematical skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team environment
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Team player (demonstrated experience working in support of a successful project team)
  • Well organized and detail oriented.
  • Animal handling experience and techniques is a plus
  • Must be able to lift up to fifty lbs and stand for long periods of time.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk and hear; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Close vision is required. While performing duties of this position, employee will occasionally work with fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals.

These duties also require working with animals (Mice, Rat, and Hamster).

The noise level in the environment is usually moderate.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.
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