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Research Associate - Large Animal

Hiring Organization:
Altasciences Preclinical Services

Date Posted:

Position Description:
Are you compassionate? Do you love animals? Altasciences is seeking a Research Associate at all levels of experience that have a passion for preclinical research. In this position your main focus will be working directly with the research animals and performing the technical procedures per the study protocols. At Altasciences Preclinical Services, we work with many different animal models: non-human primates, rats, mice, guinea pigs, rabbits, swine and canine. In this position you are given many growth opportunities by learning and perfecting multiple technical procedures, working with different animal models, operating laboratory equipment, collecting specimens and data in compliance with Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) standards.
About Altasciences Preclinical Services:
Altasciences Preclinical Services is renowned for its diverse range of safety assessment services and NHP expertise. Our enthusiasm for customized services that focus on the needs of our clients positions us as the uncommon CRO: uncommonly accessible, flexible and responsive. Located just north of Seattle, WA, our team of experts in Toxicology, Pathology, Exploratory Research and Bioanalysis make the client relationship a top priority. We believe the experience is as important as the science that drives it. We believe a better future is possible for everyone and we're using our nonclinical proficiency to support medical science advancements that will lead to pharmaceutical cures. Want to be a part of a dynamic team that provides continuous professional development opportunities? Work for Altasciences Preclinical Services and set your future in motion!
* Support the Study Supervisor(s) and Study Director(s) by performing and assisting with sample and data collection on research studies.
* Follow and perform standard operating procedures (SOP) & Protocols on study and stock animals, including, but not limited to: clinical observations, food consumptions, body weights, urine collection, administering anesthesia, mating procedures, blood draws (all routes), dose administration (all routes), euthanasia, catheter placement, restraint, enrichment, feeding, food removal, on laboratory animals.
* Responsible for recording, entering and reviewing raw data.
* Prepares for procedures by setting up and maintaining ancillaries on study animals.
* Operating selected laboratory equipment to include: Glucometer, Harvard pump, Digital Thermometer.
* Monitors and reports changes in animal behavior or health, and problems with animal rooms (e.g., caging, lights, and temperature) to all appropriate personnel.
* Maintain general cleanliness and organization of work areas.
* Monitor and report all study changes to the Study Supervisor and Study Director.
* All work must be performed at the highest quality and with the highest regard for animal welfare.

* BS/BA in a scientific discipline preferred. Must have high School Diploma and/or GED required.
* Prefer 6-12 months experience working with animals, in research, or in a regulated environment.
* Ability to perform high quality work with strong attention to detail.
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
* Ability to problem solve and know when to ask questions.
* Ability to work collaboratively with all levels of employees.
* Ability to multi-task and maintain organization in a fast paced, changing environment.
* Positive attitude toward work and strong team player.
* Be a part of a team that likes to work hard and have fun.
* Previous GLP experience a plus.
* Ability to lift up to 30-50 pounds required.
What We Offer:
* Competitive salary
* Medical/Dental/Vision insurance
* 401K
* Life insurance
* Relaxed dress code
* Paid holidays
* Paid Time Off
* On-site cafeteria and gym
* Company events, including happy hours, team building competitions, lunches and much more.
Altasciences Preclinical Services, Seattle LLC is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status.
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