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Clinical Associate (Animal Study Execution)


Last Updated: 11/01/22

Job Description

As a leading global animal health company, Elanco delivers innovative products and services to improve the health of pets and farm animals around the world because we believe making animals' lives better, makes life better. Since 1954, we have provided solutions that support veterinarians, farmers and pet owners to advance our vision of Food and Companionship Enriching Life. Elanco's promise to employees: Together, we foster an inclusive culture where everyone can make a difference, encouraging ownership, growth and well-being.

Operationally manage the logistics of ongoing animal clinical trials performed at the Fort Dodge, IA site including, but not limited to: animal socialization, the collection of clinical samples and/or observations, clinical operations, and the execution of other study events.

Functions, Duties, Tasks:

  • Performs and completes animal procedures independently and in alignment with applicable regulations, working instructions, and SOPs.

  • Lead multiple assignments and tasks related to the development of R&D animal products which includes the study execution of animal in-life study events.

  • Perform administration of test articles, collect clinical samples, conduct clinical/general health observations, socialize animals and record data.

  • Perform concurrent documentation of all animal study-related activities in an efficient manner in accordance with the protocol, applicable SOPs and regulations.

  • Review complex experimental protocols and actively collaborate with key stakeholders to enhance and identify impacts of study execution (clinical techniques, animal welfare, AAALAC, etc.)

  • Support business-facing functions such as clinical study scheduling, sourcing, and site services interactions.

  • Provide a developed and applied knowledge on respective animal species (behavior, needs, and physiological data).

  • Review raw data for accuracy to ensure high quality results.

  • Coordinate scheduling and resource management for execution of animal clinical studies.

  • Establish relationships with key stakeholders (Study Directors, Laboratory Staff, Animal Care Staff) to ensure animal clinical studies are effectively supported and coordinate as required.

  • Review and provide recommendations to standard operating procedures and study protocols.

  • Conduct animal clinical studies in accordance with appropriate government regulations and guidelines (USDA, GLP, etc..)

  • Troubleshoot problems and take corrective actions.

  • Communicate regularly, effectively, and timely within team and across multiple functions.

  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualification (education, experience and/or training, required certifications):

  • Bachelor’s of Science in relevant field (examples: biology, animal science, etc.) or Masters of Science in relevant field (examples: biology, animal science, etc.)

  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Elanco does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position.

Additional Preferences:

  • Experience with animal handling in a clinical environment.

  • Knowledge of PC package tools including word processing (Word) and spreadsheets (Excel)

  • Advanced ability to communicate verbally and in writing

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions

  • Effective interpersonal skills, including conflict management

  • Required to achieve AALAS (American Association of Laboratory Animal Science) described LAT (Laboratory Animal Technician) within one year of employment


Elanco is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status

Company Details

Greenfield, Indiana, United States
Elanco Animal Health Incorporated (NYSE: ELAN) is a global leader in animal health dedicated to innovating and delivering products and services to prevent and treat disease in farm animals and pets, creating value for farmers, pet owners, veterinarians, stakeholders, and society as a whole. With nearly 70 years of animal health heritage, we are committed to helping our customers improve the health...