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(Archived) Animal Research Technician

Last Updated: 4/24/21

Job Description

This position is responsible for providing animal research technician support in a Biocontainment / Biopharmaceutical research environment at the Zoetis Richland site(s). Primary species of responsibility are cattle and swine but may also include poultry, and small ruminants. Must properly use and maintain all necessary equipment and follow proper techniques as determined by departmental SOPs and institutional Policies.

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

Performs all phases of animal experiments associated with the discovery and/or development of animal health products.

Assists with all aspects of study execution including but not limited to: in-vivo study protocol review; animal procurement; biological sample collection and data collection in accordance with regulatory requirements. Clean and disinfect penning and rooms, tear down penning at the conclusion of studies and set up for the next study.

Performs a variety of animal activities including but not limited to: animal husbandry; farm operations; animal treatments and utilization of associated computer systems.

Utilizes knowledge of how functional areas interact in the completion of research protocols.

Provides communication with and assistance to manager and researchers.

Assist and support the clinical veterinarians with all aspects of veterinary care.

Help onboard new employees and serve as a mentor.

Provide training in standard animal procedures which may include handling, dosing, biological sampling, and euthanasia, necropsy and biosecurity.

Completes a variety of assignments, identifies and implements process improvements, and shares knowledge and expertise with others in work group.

Operates a variety of equipment, including, but not limited to, powered lift trucks, farm vehicles, and animal handling equipment.


High School plus 3 years related experience or education combined and/or valid veterinary technician license/certification.

Flexibility, enthusiasm and adaptability within the work environment, and a track record of successfully working in a fast-paced setting involving multiple projects and tasks

Demonstrated math and reading comprehension required.

Desirable attributes:

Previous experience in an animal research setting

Previous experience working with infectious disease models in a biocontainment facility.

Full time



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Company Details


Parsippany, New Jersey, United States

Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines, vaccines and diagnostic products, which are complemented by biodevices, genetic tests and precision livestock farming. Zoetis serves veterinarians, livestock producers and people who raise and care for farm and companion animals in more than 100 countries.