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Altasciences Preclinical Seattle, LLC Research Associate, Small Animal Unit in Everett, Washington

Research Associate, Small Animal UnitEverett, WA, USAReq #1076Sunday, July 11, 2021Altasciences is a mid-size contract research organization with a unique focus on supporting drug development from lead candidate selection to proof of concept. With over 25 years of industry experience, we provide preclinical and clinical solutions to an international customer base of biopharmaceutical companies. Our full-service offering in this critical stage of drug development includes program management, preclinical safety testing, clinical pharmacology services, manufacturing and analytical services, medical writing, biostatistics, data management, and bioanalysis services tailored to specific research requirements. Altasciences has facilities in Montreal, QC; Kansas City, KS, Seattle, WA and Philadelphia, PA.Our team is made up of over 1,800 professionals from the medical and scientific fields who work together to achieve a common goal: to contribute to the advancement of life sciences. Bring your talents and forward-thinking approach to Altasciences and help us develop medicines for those who need them, faster.Would you like to learn how to work with small animals while contributing to theadvancementin human health science research? Do you like to work in small teams? Do you love working withrodents? Altasciences is seeking to train entry levelResearch Associate, Small Animalsto work directly with small animals in the collection of data and in support of the development of human medicine. You will learn to perform technical procedures to support advancements in pharmaceutical development. In this position you will learn and perfect complex procedures including learning the skills to operate laboratory equipment, specimens collection techniques and data acquisition. At Altasciences Preclinical Services, we work with many different small animal models: rats, mice, guinea pigs and rabbits and you will have the opportunity to become a proficient, highly skilled expert in this fieldRequirementsConducting sample and data collection on research studiesPerform standard operating procedures and execute Protocol driven activities on laboratory animals. Forexample; clinical observations, food consumptions, body weights, urine collection, administering anesthesia, mating procedures, blood draws, dose administration catheter placement, enrichment, feedingResponsible for recording, entering and reviewing raw dataPrepares for procedures by setting up and maintaining ancillaries on study animalsOperating specialized laboratory equipment such as; Glucometer, Harvard pump, Digital Thermometer, infusion pumps, telemetry devices etcMonitor and report changes and concerns in animal behavior or health, and problems with animal rooms (e.g., caging, lights, and temperature) to all appropriate personnelMonitor and report all study changes to the Study Supervisor and Study DirectorAll work must be performed at the highest quality and with the highest regard for animal welfareQualificationsBS/BA in a scientific discipline preferred. Must have high School Diploma and/or GED requiredPreferred experience working with small animals, in research, or in a regulated environment but not necessaryALAT or LAT Certification preferredAbility to perform high quality work with strongattention to detailExcellent verbal and written communication skillsAbility to problem solve and know when to ask questionsAbility to work collaboratively with all levels of employeesAbility to multi-task and maintain organization in a fast paced, changing environmentPositive attitude toward work and strong team playerBe a part of a team that likes to work hard and have funAbility to lift up to 30-50 pounds requiredMust be able to work onsite at our Everett, Washington facilityAltasciences uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of al