Animal Care Technician


Job Description:Role Summary:The use of animals for research is a privilege. Research involving animals is carried out only when there are no available alternatives, when the project has demonstrated merit, and only when there is assurance that the animals will be cared for humanely by well-trained professionals. Genevant has an opportunity for an Animal Care Technician to join our research team. The Animial Care Technician will be responsible for the general husbandry and care of animals in Genevant’s Core Facility. The normal work schedule for this position will be Saturday-Wednesday and will include statutory holidays, as well as vacation or other relief coverage. Responsibilities will include:Perform general husbandry and animal care related functions, while maintaining sanitary animal housing conditions. Daily duties will include, but not be limited to:Animal health checksCage preparationReceiving and unpacking animal ordersCage changing and cage processingOrganization and distribution of supplies to the various areas of the Core FacilityMaintain and sanitize animal rooms, perform appropriate decontamination methods and procedures.Ensure the overall cleanliness and operating efficiency of the Core Facility.Operate animal care processing equipment, detect and report malfunctioning or defective equipment. Including general facility environmental checks, such as lighting, temperature, and humidity controls.Perform other facility related procedures such as surgical instrument preparation, record keeping, inventory maintenance, document review, and database maintenanceMaintain animal data and participate in a supporting role during the execution of in vivo studies. Training will be provided for this supporting role and participation will depend on experience and may include duties such as, but not limited to:Routine technical procedures in rodents, such as weight monitoring, blood sampling, test article administration and various other techniques;Administration, maintenance, and monitoring of anaesthetics (gas and injectable); and analgesics.Provide monitoring including observation of animal health, treatment response, sentinel monitoring and post-operative care.Participation in various committees and meetings.Perform additional other duties as assigned. Qualifications:The successful candidate must have a compassion and sensitivity for animals, strong interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills and the ability to interact positively with other team members.This position requires a high level of motivation, organization and initiative, and a proven ability to work cooperatively as well as independently.Excellent record keeping and attention to detail are essential.A Diploma in Animal Care or Animal Health Technology and/or experience working with animals is preferred, but not required.A working knowledge of animal related standards, CCAC guidelines and federal, provincial and local requirements is preferred, but not required.Ability and willingness to work evenings and holidays as required.Company Description:Company Profile: Genevant is a technology-focused nucleic acid delivery company with world-class platforms, the industry’s most robust and expansive lipid nanoparticle (LNP) patent estate, and decades of experience and expertise in nucleic acid drug delivery and development. We leverage our world-class delivery systems to bring new medicines to patients who need them, in collaboration with leading pharma companies. Our laboratories and offices are based in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. Job ID: 11632578
Genevant Sciences Corporation

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