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Vivarium Operations Associate I


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Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

6,000! That’s the number of associates with the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR). This division is the innovation engine of Novartis, focusing on powerful new technologies that have the potential to help produce therapeutic breakthroughs for patients.<br><br>The Vivarium Operations Associate I will be part of a team within the Laboratory Animal Services (LAS) department that supports 14 disease areas including oncology, neuroscience and cardiovascular medicine, providing high quality & consistent in vivo technical research support within our multi-building, multi-discipline research program.<br><br>The Vivarium Operations Associate is an experienced and professional animal care and vivarium operations position responsible for supporting research by organizing and driving high quality & consistent animal care/husbandry, performing vivarium operational service support, and ensuring compliance with regulatory standards within a multi-building, multi-discipline research program. In addition to animal care, this position coordinates staff activities/projects as it relates to specific associate & program responsibilities.<br><br>Your responsibilities include, but not limited to:<br><br>• Primarily responsible for daily husbandry to animals (predominantly rodents, some small animal USDA), clinical observations, maintenance of the animal facilities (sanitation of animal rooms & equipment), receipt of incoming animals & supplies, maintenance of relevant facility records, fulfilling research requests, animal transfers and relocations.<br>• Often responsible for performance of specialized/specific vivarium projects. <br>• Responsible for ensuring compliance with all institutional and regulatory protocols, policies, and guidelines and maintain facility/animal records. <br>• Responsible for pursing continuous learning/professional development opportunities and enhancing/expanding skill set as time allows.<br>• Other duties and responsibilities as required.<br><br>[#video#{#400,300#}#/video#]