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Job Summary

Company
Pfizer
Location
Groton, CT
Industries
Other/Not Classified
Job Type
Full Time
Employee
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)
Job Reference Code
4903_4700826

Technical Associate, Comparative Medicine

About the Job

The Technical Associate’s primary responsibility is to provide basic husbandry, handling, restraint and health surveillance of laboratory animals in compliance with local regulatory requirements. This individual will also provide daily record keeping of common laboratory species, their environments, and provide basic technical assistance (i.e., restraint, injections, blood collection) to other technicians and researchers. Other more specialized functions, depending on interest and aptitude may be assigned in the areas of technical and research services.

Role Responsibilities

  • Perform routine animal husbandry and welfare duties as directed.
  • Required to work with all species across the site with assignments based on the business needs
  • Supply appropriate food and water for animals housed in the vivarium.
  • Clean and provide animal housing and associated materials/equipment within assigned animal rooms.
  • Observe and report status of animal health, food and water consumption, appearance, behavior; provide support in animal health monitoring and basic veterinary medical treatment as prescribed by the veterinary staff.
  • Observe and record vivarium environmental conditions.
  • Perform sanitation duties within assigned animal rooms and vivarium areas.
  • Maintain and perform housekeeping of facility support areas.
  • Support cage wash equipment operations and maintenance.
  • Adhere to Pfizer and departmental safety policies and departmental SOPs and guidelines while demonstrating competency in facility safety protocols.
  • Establish and maintain appropriate and quality communication, teamwork, collaboration, and cooperation.
  • Support research by providing basic technical services (restraint, dose administration, blood collection) to research investigators.
  • Basic computer knowledge such as email, online forms, web-based training and other basic programs.

Qualifications

  • High school degree or GED required; Associates or BS/BA in related field preferred AALAS certification at the ALAT level preferred
  • Ability to demonstrate level of technical skills and abilities.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds and work standing up lifting items above shoulder level for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to perform repetitive physical activities such as: pushing and pulling racks of caging, lifting bags of feed and bedding, reaching, stooping and bending. A Functional Capacity Evaluation may be required.
  • Weekend and holiday work are required for the job.
  • Experience working in a pharmaceutical setting preferred.
  • In general, a colleague at this level will have 1 year of experience.
  • Experience working in a laboratory animal setting strongly preferred

PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds and work standing up lifting items above shoulder level for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to perform repetitive physical activities such as: pushing and pulling racks of caging, lifting bags of feed and bedding, reaching, stooping and bending. A Functional Capacity Evaluation may be required.

NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS

Weekend and holiday work are required for the job.

EEO & Employment Eligibility
Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.

Sunshine Act
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Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.

 

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