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Altasciences Preclinical Seattle, LLC Behavior Associate in Everett, Washington

Behavior AssociateEverett, WA, USAReq #2649Wednesday, April 27, 2022Altasciences is a forward-thinking, mid-size contract research organization offering pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies a proven, flexible approach to preclinical and clinical pharmacology studies, including formulation, manufacturing and analytical services. For over 25 years, Altasciences has been partnering with sponsors to help support educated, faster, and more complete early drug development decisions. Altasciences' integrated, full-service solutions include preclinical safety testing, clinical pharmacology and proof of concept, bioanalysis, program management, medical writing, biostatistics, and data management, all customizable to specific sponsor requirements. Altasciences helps sponsors get better drugs to the people who need them, faster.The Behavioral Associate I implement and improves the environmental enhancement plan for all nonhuman primates located at this facility by performing the following duties.Responsibilities:Documents compliance with environmental enhancement standard operating procedures (SOPs)Prepares, distributes, and maintains enrichment items for animals.Assists with animal socializations (i.e. pairs or groups) and completes related documentationAssists with colony data (paper and electronic) as per USDA requirements and company policiesPerforms behavioral observations/assessments, both of individual animals and groups, when necessary and/or requestedProvides behavioral treatments to animals when necessary and/or requestedAssists with developing and evaluating new enrichment items or methodsQualifications:High School Diploma or GED is requiredPrevious experience with non-human primates preferredPrevious experience working in animal research preferredAALAS Certification at the ALAT level preferredAbility to effectively comprehend and communicate (verbal and written) in a professional mannerMath Skills: IntermediateStrong oral and written communication skills. Ability to work independently as well as in collaboration with a wide variety of personnelHandles and disposes biological and/or chemical substances and wastes in accordance with applicable policies and proceduresWear appropriate PPE in accordance with policies and procedures. PPE may include, but is not limited to: N95 respirator, face mask, safety glasses, goggles, face shield, gloves, lab coat, scrubs, shoe covers, hair bouffant, and arm protectorsAbility to work overtime, weekend and evening hours, as neededAltasciences uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit INDMPOther detailsPay TypeHourlyEverett, WA, USAShare this job:Altasciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, and protected veteran status, or disability status.