Poultry Research Technician
Company: Zoetis, Inc
Posted on: February 9, 2024
Zoetis, the world's largest Animal Health company is looking for
a qualified individual to fill the role of poultry technician at
the Veterinary Medicine Research and Development (VMRD) world
headquarters in Kalamazoo and Richland Michigan.Role Description
The animal research technician is a critical role in the day-to-day
animal facility operations and portfolio execution. This position
will support the Poultry operations in a biocontainment and
non-biocontainment research environment. Primary species of
responsibility is poultry but may also include cross-support with
other species. The position requires the proper use and maintenance
of all necessary equipment and follow appropriate techniques as
determined by departmental SOPs and institutional Policies. Full
commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is expected and the
embodiment of these behaviors while performing all functions of the
role is core to Zoetis culture.This role performs all phases of
animal experiments associated with discovery and/or development of
animal health products and includes but is not limited to:
- Setting up and performing a variety of animal activities
- Performing daily animal husbandry, sample collection, & sample
- Data collection & record keeping.
- Executing technical aspects of study protocols and laboratory
and instrument maintenance in accordance with applicable Animal
Welfare and GXP and policies.
- All responsibilities must be conducted in accordance with
protocols and applicable SOPs.Other responsibilities include:
- Utilizing knowledge of how functional areas are used and
maintained in the completion of research protocols.
- Responsible for all steps of room maintenance related to
studies, cleaning and disinfecting animal areas, assisting and
supporting the clinical veterinarians.
- Ensuring the animal facilities are in inspection ready state,
provide training in animal activities, contributes to continuous
improvement and shares knowledge and expertise with others in work
group.This position may include evening hours and will include
weekend and holiday work hours.May not own birds or poultry; other
outside contact with birds or poultry is limited.Qualifications:
- High School + 3 years related experience or education combined
and/or valid veterinary technician license/certification
- Experience in working with animals, poultry preferred, in a
commercial or veterinary research settingDesired Attributes:
- Associate degree in related field, desired.
- Demonstrated math and reading comprehension required and basic
- Proven track record of working well in a team setting.
- Experience and success with multiple veterinary procedures in a
research environment and operation of farm equipment.
- Experience working infectious disease models in animals.
- Flexibility, enthusiasm and adaptability within the work
environment, and a track record of successfully working in a
fast-paced setting involving multiple projects and tasks.Full
timeRegularColleagueAny unsolicited resumes sent to Zoetis from a
third party, such as an Agency recruiter, including unsolicited
resumes sent to a Zoetis mailing address, fax machine or email
address, directly to Zoetis employees, or to Zoetis resume database
will be considered Zoetis property. Zoetis will NOT pay a fee for
any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited
resume.Zoetis will consider any candidate for whom an Agency has
submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Agency
free of any charges or fees. This includes any Agency that is an
approved/engaged vendor but does not have the appropriate approvals
to be engaged on a search.Zoetis is committed to equal opportunity
in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job
applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national
origin, disability or veteran status or any other protected
classification. Disabled individuals are given an equal opportunity
to use our online application system. We offer reasonable
accommodations as an alternative if requested by an individual with
a disability. Please contact Zoetis Colleague Services at
firstname.lastname@example.org to request an accommodation.
Zoetis also complies with all applicable national, state and local
laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as
employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration
and Nationality Act. All applicants must possess or obtain
authorization to work in the US for Zoetis. Zoetis retains sole and
exclusive discretion to pursue sponsorship for the acquisition or
maintenance of nonimmigrant status and employment eligibility,
considering factors such as availability of qualified US workers.
Individuals requiring sponsorship must disclose this fact. Please
note that Zoetis seeks information related to job applications from
candidates for jobs in the U.S. solely via the following: (1) our
company website at www.Zoetis.com/careers site, or (2) via email
to/from addresses using only the Zoetis domain of "@zoetis.com". In
addition, Zoetis does not use Google Hangout for any recruitment
related activities. Any solicitation or request for information
related to job applications with Zoetis via any other means and/or
utilizing email addresses with any other domain should be
disregarded. In addition, Zoetis will never ask candidates to make
any type of personal financial investment related to gaining
employment with Zoetis.
Keywords: Zoetis, Inc, Kalamazoo , Poultry Research Technician, Professions , Kalamazoo, Michigan
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