Lead Animal Care Technician

Tarrytown, New York, US
Sep 10, 2018
Science/R&D, Zoology
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
Position Summary

Known for its scientific and operational excellence, Regeneron is a leading science-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, invents, develops, manufactures, and commercializes medicines for the treatment of serious medical conditions. Regeneron commercializes medicines for eye diseases, high LDL-cholesterol, atopic dermatitis and a rare inflammatory condition and has product candidates in development in other areas of high unmet medical need, including rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, pain, cancer and infectious diseases.

Position Summary:
Under minimal supervision, assists Vivarium Management in overseeing the daily operations of the vivarium and performing animal care procedures. Responsible for mentoring technicians. Leads by example through consistent demonstration of exemplary competencies and behaviors. Knowledge of applicable regulations regarding proper standards of animal care and use in a research environment required. Substantial understanding of "The Guide". Excellent communication skills required.

Core Job Responsibilities:
  • Performs basic care of research animals for experimental purposes: daily observations to check animal health status and environment; reports changes in environment and/or animals; changes and cleans cages, equipment, water bottles and food
  • Unpacking and housing animals upon arrival
  • Performs husbandry and maintenance duties; Conducts monthly sanitation of equipment and facilities.
  • Maintain accurate inventories and record of animals, supplies and equipment. Provides records as necessary to Vivarium Management.
  • Provides guidance to Animal Care Technicians. May assist in training new hires regarding facility procedures and practices Assists with training programs for investigators. Coordinates with Supervisor/Manager to redirect staff members' assigned duties. Assists Vet Services, as needed.
  • Oversees work with semi-rigid isolators and/or other specialized facility equipment
  • Assists in the authoring and editing of SOPs

Education and Experience:
HS Diploma required; AA preferred. A minimum of five to seven years of experience working with animals in a research environment is preferred. AALAS Certification at the level of LAT is expected within one year. Pursuit of AALAS Certification at the LATg level and/or CMAR is desirable.

Work Environment:
Position requires working closely with animals. Some noises may be associated with this position. Ability to lift 30 pounds required.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Weekend and Holidays:
This position is deemed essential personnel. Weekend and Holiday work is required.

This is an opportunity to join our select team that is already leading the way in the Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry. Apply today and learn more about Regeneron's unwavering commitment to combining good science & good business.

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Regeneron is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.