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In Vivo Toxicology Technician (T2)

Pfizer Inc.

Groton, CT
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Full time
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Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
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Job Description

Job Description

Job Title
: In Vivo Toxicology Technician (T2)

: United States-Connecticut-Groton

About Pfizer

A career at Pfizer offers opportunity, ownership and impact.All over the world, Pfizer colleagues work together to positively impact health for everyone, everywhere. Our colleagues have the opportunity to grow and develop a career that offers both individual and company success; be part of an ownership culture that values diversity and where all colleagues are energized and engaged; and the ability to impact the health and lives of millions of people. Pfizer, a global leader in the biopharmaceutical industry, is continuously seeking top talent who are inspired by our purpose to innovate to bring therapies to patients that significantly improve their lives.

Role Description

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 studies and early research and target safety and investigative work.


  • 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 PDS protocol which is based on the study protocol.

  • Serve as Primary 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, IV pumps.
  • 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 peer 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.
  • Overtime, weekend and holiday work will be required.


  • High School with >5 years in animal facility; or
  • Associates Degree or equivalent in biology, veterinary technology, or related field with 2-5

years related experience; or BS in biology or related field with 0-2 years related

  • AALAS Certification.
  • Experience performing in vivo studies in multiple species (rat, mouse, dog, NHP) in a GLP


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


Strong functional/technical skills

  • 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.

  • Strong organizational and time management skills, ability to handle multiple projects

simultaneously while maintaining data quality and meeting timelines.

  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative, team oriented environment and to meet study


  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrates consistent knowledge of regulatory requirements such as GLP and animal
  • welfare (eg. USDA) regulations.
  • Has technical knowledge of in vivo general toxicology safety studies.
  • Is multi-skilled and has a working knowledge of operations across the business to supportcollaborations with team groups and partner lines (e.g. Comparative Medicine, PDM, Clinical Pathology, Histology/Necropsy, Formulations) etc.
  • Ability to conduct moderately complex in vivo rodent and non-rodent studies.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, maintaining a high quality of data andtimely delivery of results
  • Proficiency in laboratory equipment and data collection tools.Ability to recognize, document and resolve data errors.

Additional Details:

Eligible for Employee Referral award

No relocation support available

Grade 6 (overtime eligible)

Equal Employment Opportunity

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.

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