Elanco is a global animal health company that develops products and knowledge services to prevent and treat disease in food animals and pets in more than 90 countries. With a 64-year heritage, we rigorously innovate to improve the health of animals and benefit our customers, while fostering an inclusive, cause-driven culture for more than 5,800 employees. At Elanco, we’re driven by our vision of food and companionship enriching life – all to advance the health of animals, people and the planet. Learn more at www.elanco.com
The Avian Services team conducts animal potency and safety testing on avian species (chickens and turkeys) in compliance with 9 CFR and USDA regulatory guidelines. Initiates, executes and completes testing as per approved standard operating procedures (SOPs) and communicates testing and/or compliance issues to the immediate supervisor. The position also conducts general poultry husbandry, maintaining the welfare of the birds at the testing facility.
Functions, Duties, Tasks:
Conducts avian vaccine testing, including vaccinations, challenges, necropsy and blood collection.
Provide appropriate care for the animals retained at the facilities, maintaining and monitoring the proper environmental conditions (temperature, feed, water, etc.) in compliance with Animal Welfare guidelines.
Assist the Site Veterinarian in auditing testing buildings and procedures to verify their accuracy and communicate concerns that might affect the wellbeing of the birds.
Maintain accurate records in accordance with USDA regulations
Creates and revises Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), protocols and test documents.
Assist with the trending and analysis of animal testing data, change controls and deviation investigations.
Engage in the review and implementation of animal welfare standards for the testing facilities at Winslow.
Assist with testing schedule to ensure on time testing of manufactured vaccines, communicating test status and concerns to the Testing Coordinator.
Ensure animal facilities maintain a regulatory inspection condition at all times, which includes overseeing the environmental monitoring program, evaluating pen conditions, and working with Maintenance to maintain facilities.
Trains others on testing methods and procedures as applicable
May assist Quality Control and/or TS/MS with the implementation of protocols or projects.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in biology or animal science with experience in animal husbandry, animal vaccination and bleeding or Veterinary Technician degree (CVT or LVT) preferred
Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record
Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Elanco does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position
Completion of Post Offer Exam, Completion of Work Simulation or Completion of Administrative Skills Testing if applicable
Veterinary Technologist degree
ALAT, LAT or LATG certification
Knowledge of IACUC guidelines
Previous poultry animal care experience helpful.
Excellent communication skills
Proficiency with business applications such as: Word, MS Office and Excel
Flexibility in adapting methods and skills.
Motivation to work independently, as well as in a cooperative manner, with supervisor.
Weekend work is required.
Showering throughout the animal facilities is required
Ability to pass FBI background check required
Work in indoor and outdoor environments, including inclement weather
Elanco 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