AbbVie Veterinary Technician - Oncology in Lake County, Illinois
Veterinary Technician - Oncology
USA, Illinois, Lake County
Research & Development
Our expanding In Vivo Tumor Biology group has an opening for a motivated individual who is dedicated to the discovery and development of innovative therapeutics, both small molecule and biologics. As part of a multidisciplinary team, this individual will support and perform in vivo studies for the pharmacological evaluation of novel agents. Our scientists frequently interact with in vitro biology, translational/biomarkers, toxicology, clinical research, and medicinal chemistry teams to advance oncology agents through the R&D pipeline.
Good animal practice
Performs MTDs; records animal weight, observes and records clinical observations on small laboratory animals in a regulatory environment
Small animal restraint, dosing (e.g. oral, intravenous, intraperitoneal, subcutaneous drug administration), surgery, collection/processing of blood/tissues, formulation of drugs and calculation of the appropriate quantities to ensure proper administration
Compliance with all applicable local, federal, GLP, FDA, and USDA regulations
Ability to provide basic level technical training
Apply and maintain safety procedures
Will be required to work on weekends and some holidays
Effectively collaborates across all internal and cross functional teams
Level and compensation will be commensurate with experience
Associate or B.S. in Biology or related field with 1+ yr small animal care experience
Must be a team player in a matrixed environment with excellent communication skills, both oral and written
Detail-oriented, with excellent organizational and record-keeping skills is required
Enthusiastic individual motivated to learn new techniques, ability to troubleshoot/improve as needed
Experience with basic sterile techniques as well as rodent micro-surgical experience are a plus
Basic computer skills
Previous IACUC laboratory animal training/experience is a plus
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite is a plus
Pharma industry experience is a plus
Familiarity with trial designs is a plus
Key Leadership Competencies:
Builds strong relationships with peers and cross functionally with partners outside of team to enable higher performance.
Learns fast, grasps the "essence" and can change course quickly where indicated.
Raises the bar and is never satisfied with the status quo.
Creates a learning environment, open to suggestions and experimentation for improvement.
Embraces the ideas of others, nurtures innovation and manages innovation to reality.
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
Significant Work Activities and Conditions: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
Job Type: Experienced