Animal Technician

  • Type: VMS
  • Job #41094
  • City: De Soto
  • State: KS

Our client, a global pharmaceutical powerhouse, renowned for their expertise in developing and manufacturing a wide array of world-class pharmaceutical drugs, life-saving vaccines, and innovative animal-health products, is in search of an Animal Technician to join their growing team.

Type: Contract (possibility of extension/conversion)

Shift: M-F (6.30am-2.30 pm or 7.30am-3.30pm). Rotating weekend work.


  • Provide basic animal husbandry (feed, water, care, sanitation, socialization).
  • Observations of test animals for adverse reactions.
  • Cleaning and disinfection of animal units after an experiment is conducted. This includes initial cleaning, disinfecting, and changing filters and fumigation of the units.
  • Support personnel by assisting with technical procedures on animals (bleeding, restraining and inoculation).
  • Blood collection, nasal swabs and fecal sampling.
  • Euthanasia of animals for collection of tissue.
  • Necropsy of animals to evaluate lesions, tissue samples and disease.
  • Keep accurate records on animals involved in studies.
  • Contact Attending Veterinarian, Manager or Supervisor if animals show abnormal behavior.
  • Stock animal rooms, identify animals (tagging, placement of animals in proper facility).


  • HS Diploma with relevant experience (AS or BS degree preferred)
  • Large Food animal experience (cattle, swine, etc.)
  • 1 year of experience working in an animal test facility or animal research facility or production system.
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