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Assistant Animal Technician Job

Date: Aug 8, 2019

Location: Seattle, WA, US

Company: Novo Nordisk

About the Department
Imagine transforming the face of biomedical research and building world-class protein technology platforms in a state-of-the art facility. That’s what we do at Novo Nordisk Research Center Seattle, Inc. (NNRCSI). Our scientists apply cutting-edge technologies to early discovery projects within the diabetes and obesity areas, with the goal of bringing molecules to market. Such projects include identifying protein-based therapies for obesity, diabetes, and adjacent therapeutic areas, and researching the next generation of medical devices. At the NNRCSI, your skills, dedication and ambition will help us change lives for the better. In exchange, we’ll offer you an opportunity to work with extraordinary talent, continuously learn and develop, and drive change to defeat diabetes and other serious chronic conditions.

The team is comprised of collaborative, diverse and passionate people who have a true sense of pride in their work and are committed to helping others grow and develop in their careers. You’ll also have a platform to engage with key stakeholders on a global scale throughout the entire pipeline process. And while changing the future of diabetes treatment is no easy task, we also recognize the importance of an enjoyable workplace, which is why we’ve cultivated a culture of fun, ingenuity and innovation. And our competitive compensation package, generous benefits, and support of a healthy work-life balance all add to a best-in-class employee experience. We are changing lives for a living. Are you ready to make a difference?

The Position
Responsible for providing a high level of animal care and husbandry, performing regularly scheduled facility maintenance tasks, and contributing technical assistance to research projects in the NNRC rodent facility.

Reports to Manager, Animal Research. Internal relationships include working with Animal Technician, Attending Veterinarian, Lab Operations Specialist, Research Associates and Research Scientists locally and globally.

Essential Functions
  • Assists with receiving and housing of incoming animals
  • Facility maintenance - Cleans, sanitizes and sterilizes laboratory surfaces, equipment and supplies as scheduled
  • Maintains and updates animal colony database
  • Observes and records facility environmental conditions
  • Performs and records daily animal health and welfare observations
  • Performs and records daily food and water checks
  • Performs basic tissue/organ harvests
  • Performs post-procedural monitoring
  • Performs preventative maintenance on laboratory equipment
  • Performs sample and data collection
  • Performs some breeding, weaning and genotyping
  • Prepares clean cages and changes soiled cages as scheduled
  • Receives and maintains adequate stock of animal care and research supplies
  • Technical assistance - Administers injections
  • Washes and sanitizes caging and accessories as needed

Physical Requirements
Must be able to bend, stoop lift, push/pull and move heavy packages and record storage boxes weighing up to 50 lbs; stand and walk continuously over an extended period of time.

  • AALAS certified as ALAT or ability to obtain within first year preferred
  • Ability to review comprehend and comply with all standard operation procedures (SOPs) and quality assurance standards pertaining to laboratory animals
  • An attention to detail, excellent communication skills and genuine care for animals
  • Familiarity with AAALAC accreditation standards is preferred
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum 1 year working with rodents in a laboratory animal facility (SPF-barrier is preferred)
  • Must be able to work weekends and occasional holidays

Novo Nordisk is an Equal Opportunity Employer /F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

If you are interested in applying to Novo Nordisk and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply, please call us at 1-855-411-5290. This contact is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

Requisition ID: 60131BR
State/Provinces: Seattle
Job Category: Research

Nearest Major Market: Seattle

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