Animal Technician

POSTED: August 19, 2020
BUSINESS: Novosteo, Inc.
POSITION TYPE: Full-time
START DATE: Immediate Availability

Job Summary:

Novosteo was founded to reduce the morbidity, mortality and loss of productivity associated with bone fractures. Based on discoveries of agents that accelerate bone regeneration and breakthroughs in methods to target these agents selectively to fracture surfaces, Novosteo has designed a series of fracture-targeted drugs that concentrate a drug's healing power specifically at the fracture site, thereby greatly accelerating and improving the healing process. The mission of Novosteo is to reduce the debilitating and often life-threatening effects of bone fractures. This Job provides the exciting opportunity to be part of an innovative team contributing to the development and discovery of new pharmacological solutions for life threatening orthopedic diseases.

Responsibilities and Duties:

• Monitoring animal behavior

• Caring for wellbeing of test animals

• Responding to housing facility and caring for healthy of injured animals

• Facilitating reproduction of animals in the colony, when required

• Recording detailed information about each animal’s weight, size, diet, and behavior

• Maintaining database records

• Collecting and analyzing data

• Taking samples and compiling results

• Maintaining and sterilizing equipment

• Taking inventory of supplies

• Writing reports

• Preclinical animal model creation

• Dose administration

• Animal behavioral testing

• Responsible for disposal of animal tissue waste

• Contribute towards large experiments and projects

Qualifications and Skills:

• Degree in Veterinary Technology, Animal Science or Biology, or related field

• 2 years experience

• Good record keeping

• Experience working with rodents, and canines

• Experience with aseptic surgery

• Experience with drug administration

• Experience with necropsy and tissue collection and preservation

• Able to work with controlled substances

• Analytical skills for conducting scientific experiments and analyzing them with precision and accuracy

• Communication skills for writing and publishing research papers and reports, giving presentations and communicating with team members

• Experienced with Microsoft word, excel and other common office software

• Critical-thinking skills for drawing conclusions from experimental results through sound judgment and reasoning

• Interpersonal skills for working well with others on a team towards a common goal

• Perseverance to be thorough in their approach to problems and in their research

• Problem-solving skills when using analysis and scientific experiments to identify solutions to complex scientific problems

• Time-management skills for meeting deadlines when conducting research and prioritizing tasks

To apply, send resume to jnielsen@novosteo.com

 

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