Senior Associate Scientist, Veterinary Technician - Cambridge


: $40,950.00 - $55,770.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Veterinary Services

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Provide veterinary care for all species used in research and development as a significant technical contributor.

  • First line evaluation of clinical cases
  • Under direction of clinical veterinarian, initiate diagnostics and treatments
  • Monitor treatment and progress
  • Preventive medicine:collect and submit samples for disease surveillance
  • Maintain stocks of clinical supplies and medicines
  • Arrange for maintenance of clinical equipment
  • Administrative aspects of the rodent health surveillance
  • Biosecurity program - support research staff by submitting biologic samples for pathogen screening prior to in-vivo administration and report results

Regulatory compliance

  • Demonstrates solid working knowledge of Animal Welfare Act regulations, The Guide for the Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, and AAALAC standards
  • Support inspection readiness rounds and ensuring compliance with IACUC guidelines; adherence to internal policies such as, Pfizer s Corporate Policy #901 and EH&S policies as they relate to human and animal safety.
  • Maintain accurate clinical record keeping

Animal welfare enhancement

  • Support the environmental enrichment program and assessment / introduction of novel items as needed
  • Seek opportunities to promote the 3 R s (Reduction, Refinement, Replacement)


  • Assist with basic veterinary technician cross training for new technical staff that may support clinical case management

Partner with GST and/or RUs on surgery and anesthesia activities

  • Provide anesthesia support under moderate supervision of veterinary staff
  • Provide complete peri-operative care and support
  • Maintain sanitation in treatment and surgery facilities
  • Instrument cleaning and sterilization

Collaborative scientific efforts

  • Project participation
  • Attend continuing education meetings

May be required to work under one of the following: the United States Department of Agriculture Animal Welfare Act and associated Regulations and Standards, the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, Good Laboratory Practices, Public Health Service Policy and/or AAALAC accreditation standards.


  • Associates degree in a related field required.
  • In general, a colleague at this level will have a minimum 3-4 years of experience.
  • Experience providing hands on clinical care to a wide variety of animal species.
  • Working knowledge of regulations related to the use of animals in research.


  • Bachelor s degree in related field preferred.
  • Either a Certified Veterinary Technician or Registered Veterinary Technician certification preferred.


  • Must be able to lift, sit, stand, walk, bend and perform mathematical calculations.


  • After hours, weekend, and holiday clinical coverage.
  • This is an essential personnel role: Essential Personnel are defined as the staff who are required to report to their designated work location, to ensure the operation of essential functions or departments during an emergency, as determined by Pfizer, or when the business has suspended operations. There are some individuals who may be required to perform essential services remotely and those individuals will be identified in advance and notified by their supervisors, but in most cases Essential Personnel are required to be on-site during an emergency or suspension of operations.

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Other Job Details:

  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

N (Other) (United States of America)

Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.

Associated topics: aseptic, clinical, diet, food, food scientist, healthcare, histology, medical, medicine, patient * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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