Animal Care Tech, Night Shift

Tarrytown, New York
Nov 12, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

We are looking for an Animal Care Tech to provide support to Vivarium Operations in regards to full-time emergency coverage to address flooded rodent cages in all rodent facilities including facility alarms at Zebrafish aquatic facility at New York Medical College, Valhalla Campus.

The primary responsibility of this role will be to respond to flood alarms from 8 pm to 4:30 am, to include a ½ hour unpaid meal break, on weekdays and weekends (5 days to be determined) in all rodent facilities on Tarrytown’s campus. In addition, this individual will be responsible for responding to facility alarms at our Zebrafish Aquatic Facility at New York Medical College, Valhalla Campus.

Carry REGN issued phone during scheduled work hours

     Respond within 30 minutes to defined alarms as they occur throughout campus

Alarm response includes, but is not limited to:

  •      Search room for flood(s)

  •      Move animals to clean, dry cage using handling SOPs

  •      Administer basic veterinary care i.e. drying off animal, use of heat lamp, provide gels etc.

  •      Clean water from floor, racks and ATS

  •      Collect carcasses

  •      Complete Sick and Dead Cards as needed and make VelociView entries

  •      Check rack(s) for proper water function, including water valve (replace if needed)

  •      Remove dirty caging, carcasses and materials from room

  •      Respond after scheduled shift hours to alarms and emergency needs    

  •      Fill out alarm reports and documentation as needed

  •      Contact Vivarium specific point person or Manager for non-routine or emergency situations

While not attending alarms, other responsibilities may include:

  • Stocking Personal Protective Equipment and other Vivarium specific supplies outside animal rooms

  • Loading Dock duties such as sorting out inventory

  • Ancilary loading dock duties as assigned

  • Preparing cage set ups and/or perform other Clean Cage Wash preparatory duties

  • Staging of supplies

  • Reading RODAC plates

  • Stocking food room and maintenance of room

  • Interface with REGN Security as needed and/or required

  • Interface with REGN Facilities as needed and/or required

To be considered for this role, you should have reliable transportation to Tarrytown/Valhalla and be able to arrive within 30 minutes of alarm. This position requires working closely with animals, some noises may be associated with this position. You must be able to follow established policies, guidelines and procedures within the Vivarium. Knowledge of Vivarium husbandry and operations and basic knowledge of Animal Welfare laws and regulations of research animals is required. Basic understanding of biosecurity and facility traffic pattern is helpful. This position requires cleaning and sanitation and the ability to work with large volumes of water. Ability to lift 30 pounds is required.

Ability to work independently as you will be alone in the Vivarium

Does this sound like you? Apply now to take your first steps toward living the Regeneron Way! We have an inclusive and diverse culture that provides amazing benefits including health and wellness programs, fitness centers and stock for employees at all levels!

Regeneron is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or belief (or lack thereof), sex, nationality, national or ethnic origin, civil status, age, citizenship status, membership of the Traveler community, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, familial status, marital or registered civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity status, gender identity, gender reassignment, military or veteran status, or any other protected characteristic in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to participate in the job application process. Please contact us to discuss any accommodations you think you may need.