Associate Biological Technician
Company: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Location: New Brunswick
Posted on: January 13, 2020
Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global Biopharma company committed to a
single mission: to discover, develop, and deliver innovative
medicines focused on helping millions of patients around the world
in disease areas such as oncology, cardiovascular, immunoscience
and fibrosis. Join us and make a difference. We hire the best
people and provide them with a work environment that places a
premium on diversity, integrity, collaboration and personal
development. Through a culture of inclusion, we create a better,
more productive work environment. We believe that the diverse
experiences and perspectives of all our employees help to drive
innovation and transformative business results. Job Description The
Associate Biological Technician performs semi-routine or
diversified work that requires the ability to differentiate
established principles and practices from unique occurrences which
may necessitate adapting or modifying methods. Additional specific
responsibilities may include, but are not limited to carrying out
critical phases of various procedures such as the following:
- May be required to breed and develop animal colonies, collect
tissue samples and collect data for routine operations.
- Work with others in scheduling and carrying out established
standard biological assays and present the results as written notes
or verbal reports.
- Perform such tests and assays using appropriate equipment and
techniques in areas of biology, simple chemistry, microbiology, and
- Prepare animals and samples for testing, observe tests, and
detect and report responses.
- Perform support duties that involve animal health maintenance,
i.e. sentinel program, water and feed evaluation, sanitation
sampling and testing, and other related tests, as required.
- May be required to correlate and calculate related data,
summarize and record test results and assays.
- Dissection and removal of internal organs and/or tissues,
limited necropsies under management supervision, tissue embedding
and microtoming, preparation of specimens for archiving, quality
control checks for tissue blocks and slides.
- Processing tissue and excreta samples from laboratory animals
and humans; handling of radio-labeled test materials. Under
supervision, may assist with the writing of new or revised
procedures. Participate in employee training and ongoing training
and education programs as required. The Associate Biological
Technician assigned to Drug Safety Evaluation will be required to
perform animal husbandry and care below their level.
Qualifications/Requirements The Associate Biological Technician
will perform responsibilities in compliance with all applicable
SOPs, study protocols, GLP guidelines, and other Federal, State,
and corporate policies and guidelines. The Associate Biological
Technician with a Bachelors Degree (or equivalent) will be required
to achieve their ALAT certification within 12 months, become
certified at the LAT level within 18 months of completing their
ALAT, and encouraged to complete certification at the LATG. Those
who do not meet the ALAT certification requirements within 12
months will be considered as not meeting the requirements for the
position, and be required to bid on a position outside the
department. Those who achieve ALAT certification, but not LAT, will
be considered for reassignment to an open position as a Level 11.
Those who achieve LAT but not LATG will be considered for
reassignment to an open position as a Level 12. The Associate
Biological Technician with an Associates Degree and LATG
certification will be required to complete their Bachelors (or
equivalent) degree in order to be considered for the next highest
level. In addition the Associate Biological Technician will work
under guidance and direction, but demonstrate conceptual
understanding and ability to initiate tasks. They must follow
operational procedures in the performance of daily tasks. Work
cooperatively with other employees in efforts to achieve
departmental goals. The employee will minimize losses by reporting
all errors promptly to their supervisor. The employee will have
direct contact mostly with his or her immediate supervisor, with
other departmental employees and will have direct contact with
research personnel. The employee must be able to exert moderate
physical effort in moving equipment and perform heavy lifting.
Medical screening prior to initial placement is required to
evaluate for history of allergy, asthma or physical problems which
could endanger an employee in this work environment and to evaluate
for the presence of diseases e.g. Tuberculosis, which endanger
laboratory animals and may require subsequent reassignment. The
employee will have frequent exposure to biohazards and disagreeable
conditions, including odors, heat, noise, animal excrement and will
have potential exposure to toxic test compounds. Bristol-Myers
Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our
work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits,
services and programs that provide our employees the resources to
pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.
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