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Taconic Biosciences, Inc. Services Technician, Isolator Breeding Solutions in United States

Services Technician, Isolator Breeding Solutions

Rensselaer, NY

Full Time

Isolator Breeding Solutions

Entry Level

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Taconic Biosciences is seeking a Services Technician to join our dedicated team in our Rensselaer, NY location.

Taconic is committed to the safety and health of our team members. As such, the COVID-19 vaccine will be required for all employees barring religious & medical exemption with approvals. Those who are not currently vaccinated, without exemption, would require the 1st dose of vaccination upon offer and prior to start date.

  • The starting Pay: $19.55 per hour

  • The Schedule: Monday - Friday, Sunday- Thursday and Tuesday - Saturday shifts available, hours are flexible

What we offer:

  • Insurance within 30 days or less which includes options for medical, dental, vision, pet insurance and more!

  • Starting pay of $19.55 per hour

  • 20 days paid time off plus 6 additional holidays and 1 floating holiday

  • Work life balance

  • Annual Bonus Plan

  • 401(k) plan with up to 4% employer match

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Career advancement opportunities

  • Commitment to training and providing you with the skills you need for success

  • All employees receive access to 24/7 telemedicine (including mental health), short and long term disability and life insurance

Our Isolator Breeding Solutions team is passionate about the Taconic mission, collaborative, energetic and positive. If you are someone who has an interest in science, a love for animals, is well organized and is looking for a job with purpose, we want to hear from you!

The Role:

Services Technicians are responsible for animal husbandry – caring for laboratory animals (mice and/or rats) in designated areas. These individuals ensure that high standards of animal welfare are met, and that the animals are fed, clean, and cared for. Services Technicians are also responsible for assisting with the breeding of animals and performing biopsies as necessary, as well as maintaining accurate inventory records.

Duties of the Services Technician include the following:

  • Place animals in clean cages and supply food, water, and bedding

  • Monitor temperature and humidity of cage area and report problems to the appropriate individual

  • Maintain cleanliness of area

  • Report inhumane treatment regarding animal care, use, or abuse

  • Document work performed and complete weekly reports

  • Take part in weight, feed, and production studies

  • Take samples for quality control

  • Following procedures for breeding specific groups of animals

  • Maintain complicated breeding schemes and work cooperatively with other departments and supervisors

  • Perform biopsies and maintain biopsy record sheets

  • Reserve, select, and accurately pack animals for customer orders

  • Transfer to and receive animals from other on-site locations

  • Order supplies, load and unload supplies

  • Follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and other instructions.

  • Regular physical exertion is required, such as climbing, crouching, crawling, and/or lifting items up to 50 pounds.

Education and Experience:

  • Associates of Science degree (A.S) from two-year college or technical school, or technical/managerial experience at an equivalent level

  • Bachelors degree in Life Sciences or related course of study preferred

  • Minimum 1 year work experience, or equivalent experience

  • AALAS certifications preferred

  • Attention to detail and organizational skills

  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing

  • Basic computer and math skills are required

About Us:

With a history of over 65 years of excellence, Taconic Biosciences is a global team of the best problem solvers in the industry. We partner with our clients to develop winning research strategies that accelerate the discoveries for prevention and treatment of disease.

Taconic employees all over the world show up every day to deliver the best solutions for our clients while caring for ourselves, each other, and especially our animals. If you are a respectful, compassionate individual with a can-do attitude and a desire to do the right thing, we want you to join us!

Better Together at Taconic

Inclusion, Diversity, Awareness & Action. Taconic Biosciences is taking an active and intentional role in creating a company culture that encourages and appreciates the uniqueness in all people. Being you is what allows you to bring your best self to work. We are committed to ensuring that Taconic is a safe and fair workplace for everyone because it’s our differences that make us stronger. We are better together.

Taconic Biosciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability, or protected veteran status

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