Research Technician I

DEPARTMENT:  Technical Operations

LOCATION:  Grafton, MA

REPORTS TO: Department Supervisor/Manager or Director


An entry-technical level with the expectations of supervised functionality, demonstrating a comfortable level of technical skills in the Technical Operations Department.

  • Handle and restrain multiple species of animals, perform and record daily clinical observations, perform anesthetic management, pre and post-operative nursing care, perform dose administration and sample collection.
  • Generate and manage data in compliance with GLP guidelines, document deviations and incidents with supervision, submit data in a timely manner.
  • Perform data collection and quality control on assigned studies.
  • Must have effective oral and written communication skills and work effectively as a team member.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
  • Education: High school or GED required. Associates (AS) or Bachelor’s degree (BS) preferred.
  • Experience: Minimum of one year experience in a regulatory pre-clinical environment with involvement in the conduct of GLP studies.
  • Certification/Licensure: Driver’s licence; ALAT or LAT preferred.
  • Must be able to perform laboratory procedures, which require talking, hearing, standing or sitting for long periods of time, entering data into a computer, using appropriate instruments, reaching with hands and arms, working in narrow spaces, and wearing safety equipment (Personal Protective Equipment) according to OSHA regulations and company standards.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Ability to consistently lift and move at least 50 pounds.
  • Animal facility and laboratories with moderate noise possible.
  • Exposure to potential zoonotic agents, hazardous/noxious devices (e.g., needles, scalpel blades, etc.), chemicals (e.g., anesthetic gases, formalin, alcohols, xylenes, etc.) and/or radiation.
  • Office working environment with quiet noise conditions.
  • This position may require occasional domestic travel or performing duties on weekends and/or holidays.

All employees are required to satisfactorily perform the essential duties and responsibilities of their position. • The essential duties and responsibilities listed above are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

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