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Technician- Vivarium Animal Care FDE

Technician- Vivarium Animal Care FDE
United States
North America
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Position Description
The Animal Care Group within Veterinary Resources provides cage wash services, husbandry, intermittent care, and technical support for laboratory animals. Additional responsibilities include providing daily sanitation services associated with animal rooms, procedure laboratories, necropsy rooms, surgery suites and other support facilities. Animal Care is a customer service based group serving the needs of Discovery Biology research at the Indianapolis laboratories. Animal Care operates under the direction of Veterinary Resources management to ensure a quality, compliant animal care program.


  • Provide animal husbandry support including, but not limited to, daily health observations, feed and water observations, preparing cages for change out, changing cages on a scheduled basis.
  • Provide sanitation services associated with animal rooms, procedure laboratories, necropsy rooms, surgery suites, and other support facilities.
  • Provide general housekeeping services for corridors and support areas (feed rooms, procedure rooms, surgery rooms, necropsy rooms, rest rooms, cage wash, etc.).
  • Provide entry level support including, but not limited to, performing limited prophylactic or therapeutic measures on animals, performing various methods of animal identification, maintaining records (census, room log, etc.) daily. Observe laboratory animals for variations in the dietary habits, feces and urine character, health status, unusual behavior and death.
  • Report trauma or signs of disease to appropriate personnel.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by Management in compliance with the needs of Veterinary Resources.
  • High school diploma/GED
  • One year direct animal care experience.
  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Lilly does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position.
  • Transferrable skills and ability to learn new task
  • Bachelor Degree or Registered Veterinary Technician.
  • Certification by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) at the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) level or higher.
  • Awareness and general understanding of established and proposed federal, state and local regulations, guidelines and policies relating to laboratory animal science
  • Awareness and general understanding of provisions set forth in the "Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals".
  • General knowledge of machinery is helpful.
  • Requires working with animals. Individuals with known allergies to animals, formalin, corn products, or wood products should not apply. Requires the use of personal protective equipment. Must be able to push, pull, and/or lift 50 pounds. Also requires long periods of walking, standing, and performing highly repetitive tasks with arms and hands.
  • Work hours: 6:15AM - 3:00PM. Flexibility required for potential changes in work shift hours. Some weekend and after hours overtime is expected
  • This position is not permanent. It is for a fixed duration of two years with potential to extend annually for up to 4 years.
  • Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.