In-vivo Sciences Technician IV

Irvine, California
Jul 28, 2021
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
About AbbVie
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The In-Vivo Sciences Technician IV, within the Animal Welfare and Governance Department, will provide basic animal care and husbandry, facility support, entry level technical support, and assure the best possible humane care of research animals as outlined by the USDA Laboratory Animal Welfare Act, FDA Good Laboratory Practices for Non-clinical Laboratory Studies, and the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. Care includes general husbandry (cleaning, feed, water, care, etc.) and cleaning of animal rooms, procedure rooms, and designated equipment. Additionally, is responsible for higher skilled procedures as assigned, based on need, experience and skill set capabilities (Edstrom, TOPAZ, Husbandry technology, advanced animal procedures, team leadership, facility, and equipment maintenance).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provides appropriate feed and water for assigned animal species. Learns normal and abnormal behaviors for each species. Promptly reports abnormal behavior/conditions to the veterinary staff or management.
  • Assures newly received animals are housed in accordance with SOP’s and federal standards.
  • Washes/cleans caging and husbandry materials. Accurately and timely documents all work activities as required.
  • Provides support to RNTS and Veterinary Services or other Research teams as assigned by the Husbandry Supervisor (study support/veterinary care). Learns and supplies entry level technical assistance for special projects involving all species of laboratory. Conducts and records study observations as required.
  • Provides mentorship to Tech III associates and supports the Husbandry Supervisor in management of husbandry assignments and duties for the team.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with facility support activities (facility and equipment maintenance), use of management software (TOPAZ, Edstrom), and support of animal census records, ordering and delivery of animals, and environmental monitoring activities.
  • Completes all required departmental and corporate training as scheduled
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of laboratory animal care necessary to meet Federal and State requirements.

Education and Experience
  • High school diploma or GED is required.
  • Four years of animal care experience is required. Advanced education may substitute for up to two years of direct experience.
  • AALAS certification at the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) level strongly preferred.
Essential Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to read and write in English, perform basic math and follow Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.
  • Able to work weekends and holidays as assigned.
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Equal Employment Opportunity
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