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DSRD In Vivo Toxicology Technician

Pfizer


Location:
Groton, CT
Date:
02/01/2018
2018-02-012018-03-04
Pfizer
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Job Details

The In Vivo Toxicology Technician is responsible for performing accurate, high quality in-life study work for rodent and non-rodent safety studies in compliance with the study protocol, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) regulations, Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) standards, animal welfare regulations, and departmental policies/procedures. The data collected on these studies by the In Vivo Toxicology Technician enable candidate selection, first-in-human studies, 13-week or longer studies and early research and target safety and investigative work.







**Responsibilities**







+ Perform all regulatory responsibilities in compliance with applicable regulatory standards.



+ Responsible for performing all aspects of the in-life phase of rodent and non-rodent safety studies including study set up, test article administration, animal observation, sample collection, data collection and documentation, data quality control review, and preparation of in-life data for archiving.



+ Read, understand and follow the study protocol and understand connection between study protocol and the electronic data capture system protocol which is based on the study protocol.



+ Serve as Lead Study Technician for studies depending on level and experience.



+ Manage multiple assignments/projects simultaneously while maintaining data quality and meeting timelines.



+ Ensure proper supplies and equipment are available and suitable for study conduct functions; generate forms, labels, and other materials needed for study conduct as required.











+ Responsible for use, maintenance and calibration of equipment, e.g. balances, centrifuges.



+ Troubleshoot and solve equipment/technical problems associated with in life study conduct.



+ Communicate with Management, Study Director, Comparative Medicine and support personnel to ensure compliance with all protocol driven activities, high quality animal welfare practices are followed, and to enable proactive adjustment of the protocol by the Study Director in the event of unexpected events or findings.



+ Completes self-review of in-life data for accuracy and completeness against the protocol; appropriately documents and corrects data errors, notifies appropriate study personnel as required.



+ Completes QC review of in-life data collected by others depending on experience and level.



+ Assist in preparing data for QA audits and addressing and drafting responses depending on level and experience.



+ Adheres to all applicable company and unit policies and procedures.



+ Ensures work areas are kept clean and orderly.



+ Meets established timelines for deliverables.



+ Reviews and recommends updates for departmental SOPs, may draft updates to SOPs depending on experience and level.



+ Participates in a culture of continuous improvement within assigned work group.



+ Other activities as delegated by Study Director or Test Facility Management.











**Qualifications** Education & Experience



Minimum Requirements:







+ High school with 4-6 years applicable experience; or



+ Associates Degree, Biological Sciences (or equivalent) with 2-3 years applicable experience; or



+ B.S., Biological Sciences (or equivalent) with 0-1 years applicable experience











Strongly Preferred:







+ >7 yrs of relevant in vivo toxicology study conduct experience



+ A.S., Biological Sciences (or equivalent) with > 3 yrs of relevant in vivo toxicology study conduct experience



+ B.S., Biological Sciences (or equivalent) with > 1 yrs of relevant in vivo toxicology study conduct experience



+ AALAS Certification



+ GxP experience







Skills Requirements:







+ Knowledge of relevant disciplines (i.e. general toxicology, laboratory animal handling and care).



+ Strong organizational and time management skills and detail oriented.



+ Excellent oral and written communication skills.



+ Ability to conduct in vivo technical skills in a variety of species for toxicity studies. Good understanding and range of operational knowledge and skills in procedures, techniques, tools, materials and/or equipment used in support of in vivo study conduct work.



+ Use of electronic data capture systems, spreadsheet applications or other data management systems.



+ Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, maintaining a high quality of data and timely delivery of results.



+ Strong interpersonal, technical, and scientific skills, with a willingness to continuously learn and grow in their role.



+ Performs effectively as a team member; accurately records data; effectively follows verbal and written instructions; maintains a positive work atmosphere; communicates effectively; and interacts in a professional manner with management, colleagues, and customer and partner groups.



+ Ability to work effectively in a collaborative, team-oriented environment.



+ The position requires performing in vivo work (working directly with laboratory animals) and therefore must be able to wear appropriate PPE and physically perform the technical procedures.



+ Overtime, weekend and holiday work will be required.











**EEO & Employment Eligibility**



Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.







**Sunshine Act**



Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider's name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure. Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act. Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government. If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.







Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.
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