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Research Technician

Full-Time Columbia, Canada
Health & Biotech
Health & Biotech
10 June 2024
  • Perform routine husbandry duties associated with animal care for mice and rats.
  • Ensure cleanliness of the entire facility, including but not limited to, cleaning and disinfecting floors, surfaces, cage systems, and equipment maintenance.
  • Monitor and ensure overall health and welfare of animals in accordance with CCAC guidelines.
  • Conduct daily health checks of all animals and keep detailed documents and records.
  • Prepare cages; receive incoming animals from external vendors.
  • Ensure data is entered into software systems and organize health records in an accurate and timely fashion.
  • Remove biohazardous waste, sharps, and other wastes as per established procedures.
  • Monitor and maintain inventory supply (feed, bedding, etc.); seek to ensure procedure rooms are always stocked and functional.
  • Collect tissue samples for genotyping.
  • Work within established guidelines, policies, SOPs and safety requirements.
  • Prioritize urgent and important responsibilities, such as animal care, facility maintenance, and meetings pertaining to studies that are being conducted.
  • Keep up to date and detailed records of experiments and data analysis within an Electronic Lab Notebook system. Ensure experiments are counter-signed on a monthly basis.
  • Ensure the laboratory environment safe and well-organized; follow and keep up to date with Health & Safety policies.
  • Act in accordance with Company policies, including, for example, the Code of Business Conduct and Ethics and ensure policies are understood and followed by direct reports, if any.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Post-secondary education in a life sciences discipline is desired. Strong desire to learn and apply technical skills.
  • Previous experience working with and caring for animals is an asset.
  • Detail-oriented with good organizational, time management and observational skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team. Participate in cross-functional activities, as needed.
  • Good interpersonal and clear communication skills.
  • Ability to exercise mature judgment, discretion, and initiative.
  • Capable of lifting to 25kg.
  • Ability to work rotational weekends and statutory holidays.
  • Basic computer skills include spreadsheets and word processing.


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