Covance Research Associate- Animal Ops in Ann Arbor, Michigan
We are seeking talented Science Majors in the fields of Biology, Animal Science, Zoology Animal Behavior, Veterinary Technology, and Dairy Science, Equine Science and similar majors to work as a Research Associate in our Ann Arbor, MI location.
In this position you’ll be responsible for the management of all pharmacological aspects of multiple, simultaneous client studies in a hands-on fashion.
RESPONSIBILITIES / DUTIES
Liaise with fellow study managers to provide quality service to clients. Set and adhere to realistic experimental timelines and communicate those with clients and staff.
Expertise of small animal handling and manipulation/restraint to include procedures not limited to in vivo: dosing, measuring, weighing, and surgeries; ex vivo: necropsy and sampling. Extensive understanding of clinical signs, may consult with Supervisor to understand underlying potential causes.
Possess an understanding of multiple disease models and related pharmacology, biology, procedures and data generation.
Assist with drafting of SOPs, VUFs, and other documents.
Manage study-related client communications. Responsible for provision of timely interim study updates to include analysis as necessary and final reports. Will consult Supervisor to handle more complex issues.
Coordinate and schedule of inter-team studies and projects.
Autonomously perform drug preparation. Knowledge of underlying calculations and ability to follow clients’ specifications.
Maintain laboratory supply stocks and periodically clean laboratories and equipment.
Utmost attention and awareness of humane animal care practices and initiatives to be applied in daily work. In-depth knowledge of Animal Care and Use principles and applications
Perform all other duties as assigned
Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience in scientific discipline*
*Combination of education and/or equivalent relevant experience with in vivo pharmacology will be considered in lieu of Bachelors’ Degree
Five to seven years of relevance research experience involving in vivo pharmacology*
*Zero to two years of relevant research experience with Ph.D.
- Good interpersonal skills. Ability and willingness to learn new things. Animal handling experience preferred but not required. Computer literacy preferred. Mechanical knowledge preferred but not required.
- LAT, LATG. ALAT Certifications strongly preferred
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
Works in a research environment with exposure to sharps and substances of unknown hazard.
Must function and adequately perform all responsibilities associated with the job while adhering to various established safety and PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) requirements
Works in a research environment with exposure to sharps and potentially caustic chemicals and substances of unknown hazard. Must function while adhering to various PPE requirements. Noise level in Vivarium is moderate to loud.
Ability to lift 50 pounds and bend and move within rack/bubble environment.
Regularly works with animals with risk of exposure to allergens, zoonotic diseases and biohazards.
Laboratory is BioSafety Level II.
- This position requires overtime, weekend, holiday and/or afterhours shift coverage, as needed.
Covance is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Individual with Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). Your confidentiality and privacy are important to us.
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