Comparative Medicines Technician

Comparative Medicines Technician

Planet Pharma | Cambridge, MA, 02140, US
Salary Range:$54,000 – $127,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

Posted 17 days ago

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  • Review, comprehend and comply with all SOPs and quality assurance standards pertaining to laboratory animals and research.
  • Monitor daily animal health and welfare while performing daily animal health observations.
  • Perform animal husbandry duties to maintain quality and health of research animals, to include perform daily water bottle; provide appropriate food and water; perform cage changing and/or cage cleaning as required; record animal health concerns per SOP and/or specified protocols.
  • Follow all procedures necessary to maintain animal housing areas, procedure rooms, and storage areas including restocking of supplies, cleaning schedules, monthly tasks, etc.
  • Perform daily cage wash duties and sanitation.
  • Maintain accurate records of animal health and breeding.
  • Receive, inspect, and put away incoming animals.
  • Operate equipment and use supplies according to safety guidelines; perform general housekeeping and adheres to safety procedures.
  • Maintain required attendance level and adherence to work schedule in accordance with required staffing levels to ensure that assigned duties are completed.
  • Assist with resupplying consumables and autoclaving
  • Lab recyclables and trash, lab cleaning, equipment moves
  • Provide administrative support as needed Perform other duties as assigned


  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee frequently is required to walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee is occasionally required to sit.
  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts; is exposed to laboratory animals and caging of mice and rats is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, toxic or caustic chemicals, biohazard materials/agents.
  • Proficiency with basic animal identification methods.
  • Ability to effectively follow verbal and written instructions and exhibit interpersonal skills that are conducive to effective communication and that contribute to a congenial work environment.
  • Maintain positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a professional manner with coworkers, research staff, and managers.
  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong written and verbal English communication skills.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.

Education: Education: High school diploma, General Education Degree (G.E.D.) or equivalent required. AALAS Certification of ALAT is highly recommended