Senior Associate Scientist, Veterinary Technician - Groton, CT | Biospace
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Senior Associate Scientist, Veterinary Technician

Pfizer Inc.

Groton, CT
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
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Required Education:
Associates Degree
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Job Description

Fully support the Comparative Medicine laboratory animal veterinary program by providing veterinary care and technical assistance duties.

Primary Duties:Provide veterinary care for all species used in research and development.

  • First line evaluation of clinical cases
  • Under direction of clinical veterinarian, initiate diagnostics and treatments
  • Monitor treatment and progress
  • Preventive medicine: vaccinations, microbiology, disease surveillance
  • After hours, weekend, and holiday clinical coverage
  • Maintain stocks of clinical supplies and medicines
  • Arrange for maintenance of clinical equipment

Regulatory compliance

  • Animal Welfare Act regulations, The Guide for the Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, Good Laboratory Practices, and AAALAC standards
  • Ensuring compliance with IACUC guidelines; adherence to internal policies such as, Pfizer's Corporate Policy #901and EH&S policies as they relate to human and animal safety.
  • Clinical record keeping

Participation in Animal welfare enhancement

  • Environmental enrichment program
  • Behavioral monitoring in all species
  • Promoting the 3 R's (Reduction, Refinement, Replacement)


  • Standard animal procedures including handling, dosing, biologic sampling, and euthanasia
  • Veterinary technician cross training

Partner with GST and/or RUs on surgery and anesthesia activities

  • Provide anesthesia support under supervision of veterinary staff
  • Provide complete peri-operative care and support
  • Maintain sanitation in treatment and surgery facilities

Collaborative scientific efforts

  • Project participation
  • Attend continuing education meetings


Educational Background:

Associate's degree in a related field required; Bachelor's degree in related field preferred.

Either a Certified Veterinary Technician or Registered Veterinary Technician certification preferred.

Work Experience:

  • In general, a colleague at this level will have a minimum 3-4 years of experience.
  • Experience providing hands on clinical care to a wide variety of lab animal species.
  • Working knowledge of regulations related to the use of animals in research.

All colleagues should have functional knowledge of Microsoft Office, Outlook, calendar management and Internet Explorer. Colleagues should be able to use on line systems such as time tracking and document management. (e.g SharePoint, Activity tracker, knowledge and use of other systems based upon job function may be required.


Lifting, sitting, standing, walking, bending, ability to perform mathematical calculations


May be required to work under one or more of the following: the United States Department of Agriculture Animal Welfare Act and associated Regulations and Standards, the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, Good Laboratory Practices, Public Health Service Policy and/or AAALAC accreditation standards.

This is an essential personnel role: Essential Personnel are defined as the staff who are required to report to their designated work location, to ensure the operation of essential functions or departments during an emergency, as determined by Pfizer, or when the business has suspended operations. There are some individuals who may be required to perform essential services remotely and those individuals will be identified in advance and notified by their supervisors, but in most cases Essential Personnel are required to be on-site during an emergency or suspension of operations.

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

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