1+ months

Animal Research Technician

Kelly Services
Fulton, MO 65251
**Job Description**

The Animal Research Technician provides animal husbandry and health care in accordance with experimental protocol and Animal Welfare Act/Regulations, NIH Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Research and Teaching, BI AH policies and Veterinary Sciences standard operating procedures, and then fundamental requirements for AAALAC accreditation.

In addition, this individual conducts scientific procedures in accordance with study protocols, completes and maintains appropriate documentation associated with all job assignments, and provides equipment sanitation and facility maintenance.

This individual will work in a research laboratory setting under Biosafety Level 2 conditions.

This person may take on responsibilities for management and leadership of site functions or programs as delegated by the Group Leader and will provide guidance and training to junior team members as delegated by the Site Veterinarian or Group Leader.

In addition, they may serve as site representative on company committees and workgroups.

Complies with applicable regulations and company policies. Maintains records of animal care, preventive medicine, USDA-required, and study protocol-driven documents. Provides animal husbandry and care including provision of feed, water, and enrichment materials. Maintains, adjusts, and repairs animal pens, feeders, drinking systems, and livestock handling equipment. Performs cleaning and sanitation of animal rooms and equipment. Performs as supervisor of junior team members upon delegation from Group Leader or site management.

Restrains and manipulates animals for routine and emergency procedures. Recognizes when animals are sick, distressed or otherwise abnormal and communicates these observations to the Site Veterinarian or Group Leader. Conducts daily animal health and welfare assessments. Administers treatment to animals at the direction of the Site Veterinarian or delegate.

Conducts scientific clinical observations and disease outcome assessments (e.g. lameness, behavior, respiration, fecal consistency, central nervous system affects, etc). Administers experimental treatment articles in accordance with study protocols. Records all scientific information on documents provided with study protocols or standard department forms as appropriate.

Administers and monitors sedation and conducts euthanasia in accordance with study protocols and at direction of Site Veterinarian or delegate.

Performs advanced site biosecurity functions including water system sanitation, bagged feed and fomite decontamination, environmental auditing sample collection, and in-house bacterial growth assessment.

Conducts clinical R&D sample collection pre- and post-mortem in accordance with study protocols and direction of Investigator or delegate. Sample types may include but are not limited to blood, feces, oral fluids, nasal, tonsillar, or laryngeal swabs, tissues, etc. Assist with necropsies at direction of Site Veterinarian or delegate. Tasks may include surgical opening of body cavities, removal of organs, data collection, etc.

May be assigned management responsibility for programs such as biosecurity, hazardous shipping, supply systems, controlled drug inventories, and other site or multi-site needs at direction of Group Leader. May serve on cross-site or whole-company committees or workgroups, such as as the Biosafety Committee, Environmental Health and Safety (EHSS), etc. May serve as site representative for specific functions such as Biosafety Officer, Chemical Hygiene Officer, etc.



This person should have substantial knowledge of livestock husbandry, handling, and health, sufficient to execute the tasks as assigned. Skills and knowledge relevant to clinical veterinary practice or scientific animal research are beneficial.

Mechanical background sufficient to empower basic animal housing, handling, and facilities maintenance and repair is also preferred. Previous knowledge of regulations (USDA, FDA, AAALAC, etc) is desirable but not required.

Must possess effective verbal and written communication skills in English, sufficient for accurate transmission of information internally. Requires ability to interface and build working relationships with team members at all levels of site organization.

Must be proficient in basic computing skills such as e-mail communication and word processing.

Must be able to maintain even temperament when working with livestock. Position requires willingness to learn at a rapid pace. Individual must be results oriented, cooperative, and a systematic thinker.

Must be able to work weekends.


This position requires the ability to work in extreme environments (hot, cold, noisy, humid, etc.) with a high priority focused on biosecurity, attention to detail, and timeliness.

Individual must demonstrate persistence and energy in a dynamic, fast-paced, and demanding work environment.

Some heavy lifting is required. Must be able to lift up to 70 pounds occasionally and up to 50 pounds frequently.

Must be willing to work directly with animals during ante-mortem and post-mortem procedures. This person must not have allergies to animals or livestock/feed dust.

Must be able to read and see clearly. Prescription eye wear is allowed.

These physical and mental requirements represent a sampling of those considered essential to this position. Although this is an accurate representation, it is by no means complete and may be changed or updated as needed.


This position requires an Associate's degree or equivalent degree (Veterinary Technician).

In lieu of degree, will accept 2 years' experience in a related field. Such fields may include livestock handling, husbandry, and healthcare, veterinary clinical assistance, and/or scientific animal research. This related experience may be obtained concurrent with the diploma/degree.

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**About Kelly** ****

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Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females,
individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law.
Posted: 2019-12-18 Expires: 2020-02-17

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