Assistant Biological Technician

The Assistant Biological Technician performs semi-routine or diversified work that requires the ability to differentiate established principles and practices from unique occurrences which may necessitate adapting or modifying methods.
Additional specific responsibilities as they pertain to their area of assignment may include, but are not limited to carrying out critical phases of various procedures such as the following:
May be required to breed and develop animal coloniesCollect tissue samples and collect data for routine operationsWork with others in scheduling and carrying out established standard biological assays and present the results as written notes or verbal reportsPerform such tests and assays using appropriate equipment and techniques in areas of biology, pharmacokenetics, simple chemistry, microbiology, and immunologyPrepare animals and samples for testing, observe tests, and detect and report responsesPerform support duties that involve animal health maintenance, i.
sentinel program, water and feed evaluation, sanitation sampling and testing, and other related tests, as requiredMay be required to correlate and calculate related data, summarize and record test results and assaysDissection and removal of internal organs and/or tissues, limited necropsies under managerial direction/supervisionPreparation of specimens for archiving, and quality control checksProcessing tissue and excreta samples from laboratory animals; handling of radio-labeled test materials.
Under supervision, may assist with the writing of new or revised procedures.
Participate in employee training and ongoing training and education programs as required.
The Assistant Biological Technician assigned to Veterinary Sciences will be required to perform animal husbandry and care below their level as well as perform responsibilities in compliance with all applicable SOPs, study protocols, GLP guidelines, and other Federal, State, and corporate policies and guidelines.
In addition the Assistant Biological Technician will work under guidance and direction, but demonstrate conceptual understanding and ability to initiate tasks.
They must follow operational procedures in the performance of daily tasks, and work cooperatively with other employees in efforts to achieve departmental goals and will minimize losses by reporting all errors promptly to their supervisor.
Qualifications The Assistant Biological Technician must have the following background:
AALAS certification as a Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG) or a two year Associate Degree (AD) in an appropriate science OR the equivalent education/experience as determined by the company.
The Assistant Biological Technician must regularly participate in other training programs that enhance his or her work related knowledge.
The Assistant Biological Technician with the Associate Degree (or equivalent) will be required to achieve their ALAT certification within 12 months, become certified at the LAT level within 18 months of completing their ALAT, and complete certification at the LATG level within 18 months of achieving their LAT certification.
Those who do not meet the ALAT certification requirements within 12 months will be considered as not meeting the requirements for the position, and be required to bid on a position outside the department.
Those who achieve ALAT certification, but not LAT, will be considered for reassignment to an open position as a Level 11 in Veterinary Sciences.
Those who achieve LAT but not LATG will be considered for reassignment to an open position as a Level 12 in Veterinary Sciences.
The Assistant Biological Technician with an LATG certification will be required to complete their AAS (or equivalent) degree within 5 years.
These individuals must also enroll in college courses within 6-months of being awarded the Hl4 position, and continue to take courses in pursuit of a degree.
Bristol-Myers Squibb is an equal opportunity employer - Vet/Disability - 1502413

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