AbbVie R&D Tech I / II / III in North Chicago, Illinois
AbbVie’s mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people’s lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women’s health and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at www.abbvie.com . Follow @abbvie on Twitter (https://twitter.com/abbvie) , Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/AbbVieGlobal) , Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/abbvie/?hl=en) , YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/user/AbbVie) and LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/abbvie) .
• Perform PO, IV, IP, and SC injections
• Perform non- survival blood collection methods such as cardiac puncture and vena cava bleeds
• Perform euthanasia methods such as CO2 and exsanguination
• Perform survival blood collection methods such as tail vein and cardiac puncture
• Perform formulation preparation
• Perform anesthesia of rodents
• Perform tissue harvest collection/necropsy
• PK/Tox support
• Other duties as needed
R&D Tech III: High School Diploma and 3+ years experience in laboratory animal field, or AS/BS and 1+ year experience. Or, ALAT certification with High School Diploma and 1+ year experience, or ALAT with AS/BS degree.
R&D Tech II: ALAT certification with High School Diploma and 5+ years experience in laboratory animal field, or ALAT with AS/BS and 3+ years experience. Or LAT certification with High School Diploma and 3+ years experience, or LAT with AS/BS and 1+ year experience.
R&D Tech I: ALAT certification with High School Diploma and 7+ years experience in laboratory animal field, or ALAT with AS/BS and 5+ years experience. Or LAT certification with High School Diploma and 5+ years experience, or LAT with AS/BS and 3+ years experience.
Communication Skills – Ability to concisely communicate key issues to stakeholders
Analytical Skills – Ability to assess issues that arise, seek multiple perspectives, gather more information as needed, and identify key issues that need to be addressed.
Computer Literacy – Basic competence of Excel Spreadsheets, word processing, and email and knowledge of computerized
maintenance management systems and purchasing systems.
Planning – Ability to design, plan, organize and implement tasks within an allotted timeframe.
The candidate will be comfortable and proficient in performing exploratory toxicology studies in rodents (rats and mice).
The candidate should be proficient in humane rodent handling skills, dosing by oral gavage, intravenous, and intraperitoneal routes, bleeding from the tail vein, assessing health, and performing humane euthanasia.
The candidate will be required to utilize a computer system to record all activities and observations.
The candidate will be required to work with potentially hazardous compounds, using appropriate precautions for the safety of the candidate and co-workers, and to prepare dosing formulations.
The candidate will be required to interact and communicate effectively with peers, animal husbandry staff, veterinary staff, toxicologists, and collaborating scientists.
At all times, the candidate must adhere to the highest standards of animal welfare and personal conduct consistent with Abbvie values.
Once the training period is completed, the candidate will be required to work independently on weekend days on an as needed basis.
The ideal candidate will also have post mortem examination (necropsy) experience. There are opportunities for expanding the candidate’s responsibilities beyond those identified as core job responsibilities.
Level is commensurate with experience.
Significant Work Activities
Continuous standing for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
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Equal Employment Opportunity
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