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Animal Health Technician (contract: 18 months)

May 22 2018
Industries Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology
Categories Pharma, Biotech, Sciences, R&D, Bioanalysis, Research and development, Animal health, Pharma, Biotech, Sciences, R&D, Veterinary, Animal care, Veterinary, Animal Care
Laval, QC

Prometic Biosciences Inc. develops unique innovative therapeutics, orally active compounds that target multiple uncovered medical needs in the fields of hematology, oncology, nephrology, fibrosis and autoimmune diseases.

The Biology (in vivo) department of Prometic Biosciences Inc. is seeking an Animal Health Technician, to work with its team in Laval, Quebec. Reporting to the Senior Research Scientist, Biology In Vivo, the incumbent in concert with the supervisor and the team, will execute designated analytical tests, in the laboratory and in the animal facility.

The Animal Health Technician responsibilities will include:

  • Uses in vivo routine techniques related to drug testing, toxicology and pharmacology: manipulation of laboratory animals, surgery, drug dosage, laboratory analysis, laboratory assays, etc.
  • Ensure the condition of the animals and provide appropriate care.
  • Analyze and compile produced results and present them to his/her supervisor and/or project team or department to which he/she is assigned. 
  • Update the corporate data base and the project data base to which he/she is assigned.
  • Write and keep laboratory records on past experiments and protocols used.
  • Work under safe and secure laboratory practices for himself/herself and coworkers.
  • Maintain full laboratory functionality – maintenance and inventory of machines, working tools, etc., and animals if needed.
  • Other related duties/responsibilities as required or assigned by the supervisor.

The selected candidate Animal Health Technician Level I will hold a DEC in animal health with little experience. Animal Health Technician Level II will hold a B.Sc. in related discipline with 0-2 years of experience in laboratory animal handling or a DEC in animal health with more than 3 years of experience in laboratory animal handling.

The following criteria are required as well:

  • Excellent experience in laboratory animal handling techniques is essential including:
    • Oral force-feeding on mice and rats;
    • Intravenous injection on mice and rats;
    • Blood sampling on mice and rats;
    • Anesthesia;
    • Necropsy
  • Must agree to work on the weekends occasionally;
  • Must be autonomous;
  • Must have ability in compiling produced results;
  • Ability to adapt to new and changing situations;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills (French and English). Daily interaction within the team are in French

Prometic offers a competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits program and a casual working environment.

To apply, please send a cover letter and copy of your resume to **@********.com with the following reference: PBI-BIO-1810. Prometic is an equal opportunity employer. Only chosen candidates will be contacted for an interview.  For more information about Prometic, visit our website


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