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Animal Care Specialist--$2000 Sign On Bonus!

Covance 1/11/2019 7:56:51 AM
JOB ID: 25157 Category: Scientific Entry Level
San Carlos, California



Job Overview

To provide general animal facility maintenance and cleanliness and to dispense animal diets in compliance with appropriate SOPs, GLPs, and regulatory agency guidelines. To monitor animal health and welfare in compliance with the Animal Welfare Act and help maintain facilities for AAALAC compliance.

* The scope of this position is within one facility to support Animal Operations across multiple studies daily.
* Clean feeders, water bottles, animal caging, and other items. Clean and sanitize animal rooms or pens, hallways, stairways, and non-animal rooms.
* Collects, records, and learns to review applicable hand recorded and computer generated data.
* Operates and performs quality control checks on appropriate equipment.
* Changes animal racks.
* Provides clean waste removal system and changes air filters.
* Set up housing and provide feed and water.
* Dispense feed for use in animal studies.
* Maintain equipment and log books.
* Learns to observe animals for general health and general animal room standards.
* Recognizes deviations from normal or expected outcomes based on known reference standards and makes recommendations to supervisor.
* May train and instruct less Experience d staff.
* Maintains well documented laboratory records according to GLPs.
* Recognizes and documents unusual occurrences and notifies supervisor.
* Reports all animal care concerns and becomes involved in the resolution and appropriate corrective action when necessary.
* Perform other related duties as assigned
* There are no external client-related job duties in this role.

**$2000 Sign On Bonus for Qualified Candidates**

High school diploma or equivalent.

AALAS certification at the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician level is desirable.


Prior Experience in a cleaning role or working with animals is preferred.

Position Type: Full-Time

Location: San Carlos, CA - California


Covance Recruiting Process

Below is a general Overview of Our Recruiting Process

If you’d like to work for us, please submit your resume/CV online. If your ability to use or access our electronic application is limited due to a disability, please visit or call 1-800-978-4473 for help.

We consider applications from everyone who is interested in a position with us and who meets the required criteria and qualifications.

If your application is selected, someone from our recruiting team will contact you to arrange an initial screen. We may carry this out over the phone or at a face-to-face meeting. You must complete the screen to be considered for the position.

Based on the results of the initial screen, we may invite you to an interview. One of our recruiting team members will contact you to arrange this. The process may involve several interviews, initially over the phone, and then face-to-face with different members of the hiring team.

Our interviews follow a behavioral-based format. This means we’ll ask you to give us information that’s specific to your professional and educational experiences.

Hiring team members will share and discuss their input and then make their decision.

If you’re the person who best meets the requirements of the position, a member of the hiring team will get in touch to make you an offer of employment. Covance is an eVerify employer (United States only).