Animal Research Technician
Company: Boehringer Ingelheim
Posted on: October 16, 2021
Provides animal husbandry and health care in accordance with
experimental protocol and Animal Welfare Act/Regulations, NIH Guide
for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, Guide for the Care and
Use of Agricultural Animals in Research and Teaching, BI AH
policies and Veterinary Sciences standard operating procedures, and
then fundamental requirements for AAALAC accreditation. In
addition, this individual conducts scientific procedures in
accordance with study protocols, completes and maintains
appropriate documentation associated with all job assignments, and
provides equipment sanitation and facility maintenance. This
individual will work in a research laboratory setting under
Biosafety Level 2 conditions. This person may take on
responsibilities for management and leadership of site functions or
programs as delegated by the Group Leader, and will provide
guidance and training to junior team members as delegated by the
Site Veterinarian or Group Leader. In addition, they may serve as
site representative on company committees and workgroups.
As an employee of Boehringer Ingelheim, you will actively
contribute to the discovery, development and delivery of our
products to our patients and customers. Our global presence
provides opportunity for all employees to collaborate
internationally, offering visibility and opportunity to directly
contribute to the companies' success. We realize that our strength
and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support our
employees in a number of ways to foster a healthy working
environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility,
networking and work-life balance. Our competitive compensation and
benefit programs reflect Boehringer Ingelheim's high regard for our
Duties & Responsibilities\:
Complies with applicable regulations and company policies.
Maintains records of animal care, preventive medicine,
USDA-required, and study protocol-driven documents.
Provides animal husbandry and care including provision of feed,
water, and enrichment materials.
Maintains, adjusts, and repairs animal pens, feeders, drinking
systems, and livestock handling equipment. Performs cleaning and
sanitation of animal rooms and equipment.
Performs as supervisor of junior team members upon delegation
from Group Leader or site management.
Restrains and manipulates animals for routine and emergency
Recognizes when animals are sick, distressed or otherwise
abnormal and communicates these observations to the Site
Veterinarian or Group Leader.
Conducts daily animal health and welfare assessments.
Administers treatment to animals at the direction of the Site
Veterinarian or delegate.
Conducts scientific clinical observations and disease outcome
assessments (e.g. lameness, behavior, respiration, fecal
consistency, central nervous system affects, etc).
Administers experimental treatment articles in accordance with
Records all scientific information on documents provided with
study protocols or standard department forms as appropriate.
Administers and monitors sedation, and conducts euthanasia in
accordance with study protocols and at direction of Site
Veterinarian or delegate.
Performs advanced site biosecurity functions including water
system sanitation, bagged feed and fomite decontamination,
environmental auditing sample collection, and in-house bacterial
Conducts clinical R&D sample collection pre- and post-mortem
in accordance with study protocols and direction of Investigator or
Sample types may include but are not limited to blood, feces,
oral fluids, nasal, tonsillar, or laryngeal swabs, tissues,
Assist with necropsies at direction of Site Veterinarian or
Tasks may include surgical opening of body cavities, removal of
organs, data collection, etc.
May be assigned management responsibility for programs such as
biosecurity, hazardous shipping, supply systems, controlled drug
inventories, and other site or multi-site needs at direction of
May serve on cross-site or whole-company committees or
workgroups, such as as the Biosafety Committee, Environmental
Health and Safety (EHSS), etc.
May serve as site representative for specific functions such as
Biosafety Officer, Chemical Hygiene Officer, etc.
Must conduct business in such a manner as to comply with all
regulations and policies governing BI AH animal care and welfare,
scientific procedure, hazardous material management, and biological
agent containment as set forth by the USDA, EPA, AAALAC, BI AH
management, and other regulatory and accrediting agencies.
Associate's degree from an accredited institution or equivalent
degree (Veterinary Technician). In lieu of degree, will accept two
(2) years' experience in a related field. Such fields may include
livestock handling, husbandry, and healthcare, veterinary clinical
assistance, and/or scientific animal research. This related
experience may be obtained concurrent with the diploma/degree.
Knowledge of livestock husbandry, handling, and health,
sufficient to execute the tasks as assigned.
Skills and knowledge relevant to clinical veterinary practice or
scientific animal research are beneficial. Mechanical background
sufficient to empower basic animal housing, handling, and
facilities maintenance and repair is also preferred.
Previous knowledge of regulations (USDA, FDA, AAALAC, etc) is
desirable but not required.
Physical Demands / Surroundings –
Requires the ability to work in extreme environments (hot, cold,
noisy, humid, etc.) with a high priority focused on biosecurity,
attention to detail, and timeliness.
Must demonstrate persistence and energy in a dynamic,
fast-paced, and demanding work environment.
Some heavy lifting is required, and must be able to lift up to
70 pounds occasionally and up to 50 pounds frequently.
Travel outside of local area is rarely required.
Must be willing to work directly with animals during ante-mortem
and post-mortem procedures.
Must not have allergies to animals or livestock/feed dust.
Must possess effective verbal and written communication skills
in English, sufficient for accurate transmission of information
Requires ability to interface and build working relationships
with team members at all levels of site organization.
Must be proficient in basic computing skills such as e-mail
communication and word processing.
Visual Demands –
Temperament / Mental Requirements –
Must be able to maintain even temperament when working with
Position requires willingness to learn at a rapid pace.
Individual must be results oriented, cooperative, and a systematic
Must be able to work in a multi-disciplinary matrix environment
and value the importance of teamwork. Must exhibit sound judgment
and analytical thinking.
This person must demonstrate ability to manage processes,
projects, and to function well in a team or committee role.
Attendance / Schedule –
Education/Qualification Addendum -
Should either already possess or be willing to obtain Assistant
Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) certification, preferably
within 18 months of employment.
Certification time lines will be dependent upon prior education
Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without
Must be willing to take a drug test and post-offer physical (if
Must be 18 years of age or older
Who We Are\:
At Boehringer Ingelheim we create value through innovation with
one clear goal\: to improve the lives of patients. We develop
breakthrough therapies and innovative healthcare solutions in areas
of unmet medical need for both humans and animals. As a family
owned company we focus on long term performance. We are
powered by 50.000 employees globally who nurture a diverse,
collaborative and inclusive culture. Learning and development
for all employees is key because your growth is our growth.
Want to learn more? Visit boehringer-ingelheim.com and
join us in our effort to make more health.
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