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Animal Study Delivery Specialist (ASDS) IVSD

As an Animal Study Delivery specialist (ASDS) IVSD you will provide effective practical support to ensure the efficient operation of the animal research facilities, processing cages, racking, associated equipment, and consumables.
You will assist with the supplies of animal facility stores, maintain high levels of hygiene and housekeeping, work in compliance to the (COMPANY NAME) standards as detailed in the Standard Operating Procedures/Local Rules.
Where appropriate you will provide efficient technical, husbandry and welfare support for in-vivo studies, ensuring standards of animal health and welfare meet or exceed those required by regulatory or accrediting bodies, e.g. UK Home Office, AAALAC-I, and by (COMPANY NAME). You will also be matrix working with other technical staff to deliver a high quality and impactful in-vivo facility operation.
Full training will be provided to support development into the role.

At (COMPANY NAME), we have already delivered unprecedented change over the past four years, improving R&D, becoming a leader in Consumer Healthcare, strengthening our leadership, and transforming our commercial execution. Now, we're making the most significant changes we've made to our business in over 20 years. We're on track to separate and create two new companies in 2022: New (COMPANY NAME) with a leading portfolio of vaccines and specialty medicines as well as R&D based on immune system and genetics science; and a new world-leading consumer healthcare company of loved and trusted brands.
With new ambition comes new purpose. For New (COMPANY NAME), this is to unite science, talent, and technology to get ahead of disease together - all with the clear ambition of delivering human health impact; stronger and more sustainable shareholder returns; and as a new (COMPANY NAME) where outstanding people thrive.
Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it. How we do all this is through our people and our culture. A culture that is ambitious for patients - so we deliver what matters better and faster; accountable for impact - with clear ownership of goals and support to succeed; and where we do the right thing. So, if you're ready to improve the lives of billions, join us at this exciting moment in our journey. Join our challenge to get Ahead Together.

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
* Acquire/ maintain an understanding of the equipment involved in Hygiene Support and associated areas.
* Operate, calibrate and routinely service various items of equipment. Maintain the equipment records to the appropriate standard.
* Collect/ receive used caging; be responsible for the relevant elements of the accounting for animal's policy.
* Clean and disinfect/ sterilise animal cages, water bottles and associated items making full use of equipment provided e.g. Autoclaves, Rack Washer, VHP, Automated washing systems, Bottle washer.
* Prepare cages for animals.
* Clean and disinfect/ sterilise, cagewash areas, and other associated areas to the required standard.
* Maintain the integrity of the 'barriered' animal accommodation by dealing with the entry of equipment and consumables - performing cleaning / disinfection / sterilisation tasks where necessary.
* Receive animals; ensure correct procedures are followed.
* Monitor stock levels of consumables, order consumables.
* Receive equipment and consumables, unload delivery vehicles. Operate forklift trucks if certified competent to do so. Drive company vehicles where appropriate.
* Liaise with engineers with respect to the service and repair of various items of equipment.
* Perform routine efficiency checks and routine sampling of water supplies according to the appropriate SOPs.
* Develop your knowledge and expertise in the work of the facility to become more independent of supervision and to accept more responsibility.
* Assist, on occasions, with the training of new members of staff. Develop skills required to accurately assess the trainee's level of competency.
* Carry out other non-routine duties as requested by management
* Record environmental conditions within hygiene support areas (where this is not done via electronic management system)
* Responsible for daily provision of high standards of animal care, welfare and husbandry.
* Understand the standards of housing, care and welfare required by the Home Office and other regulatory/accrediting bodies, and by (COMPANY NAME), and apply them.
* Apply appropriate levels of checks and examinations to adequately assess animal health and welfare and act on findings by applying corrective measures and reporting to responsible individuals e.g. NVS, NACWO, Licensees.
* Maintain an up to date knowledge of the physical and behavioural requirements of species in your care, and apply it, pro-actively seeking improvements and contributing to refinement in care and welfare.

Closing Date for Applications: Tuesday 7th December 2021

Please take a copy of the Job Description, as this will not be available post closure of the advert.

When applying for this role, please use the 'cover letter' of the online application or your CV to describe how you meet the competencies for this role, as outlined in the job requirements above. The information that you have provided in your cover letter and CV will be used to assess your application.

During the course of your application you will be requested to complete voluntary information which will be used in monitoring the effectiveness of our equality and diversity policies. Your information will be treated as confidential and will not be used in any part of the selection process. If you require a reasonable adjustment to the application / selection process to enable you to demonstrate your ability to perform the job requirements, please contact 0xxx xxx xxx1. This will help us to understand any modifications we may need to make to support you throughout our selection process.
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Why you?
Basic Qualifications:
We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
* Relevant Level 2 National qualification
* In-vivo hygiene equipment, Animal Science, Animal Husbandry, Worked in an In-vivo facility within in a Pharma, CRO or Academic environment.
* Able to demonstrate a strong affinity for the care and welfare of animals. Experience working with animals in a laboratory environment and able to demonstrate a passion for learning and broadening their experience to develop themselves. Some experience of using technical equipment within cagewash/hygiene support. Good communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications: -
Relevant to the role, but not critical/essential
* Level 2 Diploma in Laboratory Animal Husbandry or equivalent
* Level 2 Diploma in Laboratory Animal Science and Technology or equivalent
* Level 3 Diploma in Laboratory Animal Science and Technology or equivalent
* Use of Hygiene equipment such as Autoclaves, Rackwashers, VHP, UV and Bottlewashers, animal husbandry working with rodents.

Why (COMPANY NAME)?
(COMPANY NAME) is a place where outstanding people do amazing things. As a science-led global healthcare company, we exist to help people do more, feel better, live longer. This special purpose - along with our goal of being one of the world's most innovative, best performing and trusted healthcare companies - helps us attract some of the best and brightest minds in the world.
We take pride in providing access to all and continually focus on our opportunity and obligation to do more to improve inclusion and diversity: for our people inside (COMPANY NAME); in the way we do business; and in the communities where we operate. 
We want our company to be a place where diversity of people and thought is valued everywhere and where we're all able to be ourselves and feel a sense of belonging. An inclusive organization where we all feel valued, engaged and supported, knowing that our work makes an important contribution to our mission. Reinforced by our clear values and expectations, it is part of our DNA. Together we achieve extraordinary things for our patients and consumers, who rely on us each and every day.

As a company driven by our values of Patient focus, Transparency, Respect and Integrity, we know inclusion and diversity are essential for us to be able to succeed. We want all our colleagues to thrive at (COMPANY NAME) bringing their unique experiences, ensuring they feel good and to keep growing their careers. As a candidate for a role, we want you to feel the same way.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are open to all talent. In the US, we also adhere to Affirmative Action principles. This ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, colour, national origin, religion, gender, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, disability, genetic information, military service, covered/protected veteran status or any other federal, state or local protected class*(*US only).

We believe in an agile working culture for all our roles. If flexibility is important to you, we encourage you to explore with our hiring team what the opportunities are.

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you'd like to discuss any adjustments to our process which might help you demonstrate your strengths and capabilities. You can either call us on 0xxx xxx xxx1, or send an email uxxxxxxxxxx.xxxxxxxxxxx@xxx.xxm

As you apply, we will ask you to share some personal information which is entirely voluntary. We want to have an opportunity to consider a diverse pool of qualified candidates and this information will assist us in meeting that objective and in understanding how well we are doing against our inclusion and diversity ambitions. We would really appreciate it if you could take a few moments to complete it. Rest assured, Hiring Managers do not have access to this information and we will treat your information confidentially.

Important notice to Employment businesses/ Agencies

(COMPANY NAME) does not accept referrals from employment businesses and/or employment agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site. All employment businesses/agencies are required to contact (COMPANY NAME)'s commercial and general procurement/human resources department to obtain prior written authorization before referring any candidates to (COMPANY NAME). The obtaining of prior written authorization is a condition precedent to any agreement (verbal or written) between the employment business/ agency and (COMPANY NAME). In the absence of such written authorization being obtained any actions undertaken by the employment business/agency shall be deemed to have been performed without the consent or contractual agreement of (COMPANY NAME). (COMPANY NAME) shall therefore not be liable for any fees arising from such actions or any fees arising from any referrals by employment businesses/agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site.

Please note that if you are a US Licensed Healthcare Professional or Healthcare Professional as defined by the laws of the state issuing your license, (COMPANY NAME) may be required to capture and report expenses (COMPANY NAME) incurs, on your behalf, in the event you are afforded an interview for employment. This capture of applicable transfers of value is necessary to ensure (COMPANY NAME)'s compliance to all federal and state US Transparency requirements. For more information, please visit (COMPANY NAME)'s Transparency Reporting For the Record site

Source: Company website
Posted on: 24 Nov 2021
Type of job: Internship
Industry: Health Care
Languages: English
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