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Lab Technician
Ref No.: 18-00718
Location: Charles City, Iowa
Position Type:Contract
Start Date / End Date: 03/19/2018 to 03/08/2019
Update as of 5/9:
Manager is looking for candidates that would have some knowledge of how to work in a biosafety cabinet. After some discussion with the team, they have decided that this worker will actually be more lab-based than with the animals. This is due to now knowing what the new testing coming into the site entails and understanding we actually need another hand with the lab piece of the testing rather than the animal testing. This worker would have the potential to come help in the animals if we need it so it would be nice if they also had some experience on that end too, but they will mostly be in the lab.


The individual will be a member of the animal testing division in the Quality Control department. The duties of this position include animal care, facility maintenance, and conducting vaccine safety and potency testing in animals per written guidelines.
1) Conduct vaccine safety and potency testing in animals in accordance with written methods
2) Provide animal care in accordance with written methods
3) Accurately record observations and test results
4) Recognize and report aberrations to the appropriate persons
5) Maintain adequate inventories of supplies and equipment
6) Assist with facility care, cleaning, and maintenance

Technical Skills and Requirements:
• Animal care and handling experience
• General knowledge the following software programs: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
• Experience with maintenance, ordering, testing, and other company-based programs
• General knowledge of USDA, EU, and Animal Welfare Act guidelines
• Wiliness to positively embrace change and flexibility in adjusting to changing priorities
• Strong attention to detail, ability to work well independently and as a part of a team, and to work effectively with people at all levels within the organization

Education:
• 2 to 4 year degree (science background preferred) and/or 0-3 years of relavent experience

Physical Condition Requirements:
1) Weekend work
2) Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds
3) Capablities of performing physical labor