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Animal Care Technician

Company: Edgewise Therapeutics
Location: Boulder
Posted on: January 6, 2022

Job Description:

About the Position:The Animal Care Technician is responsible for providing exceptional animal care to the research animals at Edgewise Therapeutics. This includes performing daily husbandry and care and of laboratory animals as well as daily small animal dosing. The right candidate will be a self-motivated individual capable of working to time-sensitive deadlines while maintaining industry standards in accordance with Edgewises standard operating procedures. We are looking for a motivated, hardworking individual with a positive work ethic and a passion for working with animals. This position will require working rotating weekends, holidays, and overtime.The Animal Care Technician is responsible for providing exceptional animal care to the research animals at Edgewise. This includes performing daily husbandry and care and of laboratory animals as well as daily small animal dosing.The Animal Care Technician is also responsible for performing animal technical procedures and providing animal study support with supervision. The Animal Care Technician will work as part of a team conducting routine procedures required for vivarium operation. Individuals must demonstrate strong communication skills and be able to work efficiently in individual and team settings.
Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide food, water, and clean housing to rodents according to SOPs
  • Perform daily health observations with demonstrated ability to recognize and report abnormalities and common signs of illness.
  • Handle and restrain rodents
  • Assist with and perform small animal dosing by various routes of administration (e.g. SC, IP, PO, IV)
  • Assist our in vivo research team by carrying out study setup and support activities as directed
  • Maintain accurate records (e.g. documentation of various facility procedures & metrics
  • Perform routine facility sanitation procedures; maintain a clean, clutter-free facility
  • Prepare and stock room supplies as needed
  • Monitor and record facility environmental parameters
  • Perform euthanasia and necropsy procedures as directed
  • Operate husbandry-related equipment (air flow hoods, etc.) using approved procedures
  • Maintain work area in an organized, clean, and safe condition
  • Other duties as assigned
    Skills, Experience and Other Requirements:Must be able to work in a laboratory setting with direct exposure to/handling of laboratory animalsOvertime and weekend work as requiredMay work with potentially hazardous substances not limited to known /potential teratogens or carcinogensWork will require PPE (personal protective equipment)Ability to perform repetitive tasks quickly and efficientlyAccurately calculate and record numbersGood teamwork skillsMust be able to stand for long periods of time Must be able to perform all physical aspects required of position including periodic lifting items up to 50 lbs. and moving racks or large items on wheelsDemonstrated ability to communicateComputer proficiency (Microsoft Word and Excel)
    Standard Shifts Available Include:
    • Wednesday Sunday (preferred)
    • Flexibility in standard shift scheduling may be available if willing to work weekends.
    • Shift starts at 7:30am
    • Flexibility in standard shift scheduling may be available if willing to work weekends if consistent start time can be maintained with other animal technicians.
      Starting pay is $20.00 $27.00/hour depending on experience
      If interested in this position, please apply at https://edgewisetx.com/join-our-team/ or apply via LinkedIn.
      Edgewise is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Our offers are contingent on background check and education verification.
      Edgewise does not accept resumes from recruitment agencies for this position. Please do not send resumes to Edgewise employees or the company location. Edgewise is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.by Jobble

Keywords: Edgewise Therapeutics, Boulder , Animal Care Technician, Professions , Boulder, Colorado

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