• location: North Chicago, IL
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $22 - $25.58 per hour

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Job Title: Biologist II

Position Description

  • The position of the R&D Technician requires individuals to work with Study Directors, associate Toxicologists, Clinical Veterinarians and Study Pathologists in conducting non-clinical laboratory studies as directed by the study protocol.
Position Responsibilities

  • The R&D Technician has sufficient technical background/training to execute non-clinical laboratory studies as per SOPs and protocol.
  • He/she is proficient in the use and understanding of laboratory equipment, possesses good oral and written communication skills, and is precise in the collection and maintenance of data for non-clinical laboratory studies.
  • Technicians conduct in-life and terminal phases of all non-clinical laboratory studies minimally including animal health evaluations, administration of test compound(s) to animals, weight measurements, collection of body fluid samples for clinical evaluation, observing animals for normal or changed physical condition, the performance of necropsies with gross pathologic observations and descriptions, recording and maintaining data, and preparing test compound formulations.
  • Special technique training may be implemented based on business needs.
  • Technicians may also be assigned various group administrative responsibilities, laboratory coordination and training functions.
  • The R&D technician is expected to comply with procedures set forth in SOPs, GLP guidelines, DEA policies, protocols and/or other directives issued by the Study Director or management regarding non-clinical laboratory studies.
  • The technician is expected to perform his/her function and responsibilities with the highest regard for quality and timeliness.
  • Key Duties:

    • Necropsy support
    • Discovery support
    • General study work
    • Training of new techniques
    • Comply with all guidelines (SOPs, GLP, DEA and other policies)
Position Requirements

  • Bachelors Degree in general biology with a focus in a specific discipline (i.e. cell biology, microbiology, molecular biology).
  • Some experience in that discipline
  • 2-4 years preferred.
  • Familiarity with GMP and GLP and good documentation skills.

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • 401K Plan with Company Match
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
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