In Vivo Toxicology Technician

Groton, Connecticut
July 22 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type
Why Patients Need You

Pfizer's purpose is to deliver breakthroughs that change patients' lives. Research and Development is at the heart of fulfilling Pfizer's purpose as we work to translate advanced science and technologies into the therapies and vaccines that matter most. Whether you are in the discovery sciences, ensuring drug safety and efficacy or supporting clinical trials, you will apply cutting edge design and process development capabilities to accelerate and bring the best in class medicines to patients around the world.

What You Will Achieve

DSRD Toxicology is a global group providing non-GLP and GLP in vivo study conduct capability to advance the Pfizer portfolio, particularly for the selection of new therapeutic candidates but also for support of later stages of clinical development and registration.

As part of technical operations, you will be a team member who is relied to have a good understanding of procedures, techniques, tools, materials and equipment. Your decision making will help you prioritize workflows based on the available resources. You will follow standard procedures to complete tasks, some of which may vary in scope, sequence, complexity and timing. You will contribute to the team's success by sharing your previously acquired knowledge.

It is your hard work and focus that will help in making Pfizer ready to achieve new milestones and help patients across the globe.

How You Will Achieve It

  • Manage own time, professional development, meets established timelines for deliverables and takes accountable for own results.
  • Performs all regulatory responsibilities in compliance with applicable regulatory standards.
  • Responsible for performing all aspects of the in-life phase of rodent and non-rodent safety studies including study set up, test article administration, animal observation, sample collection, data collection and documentation, data quality control review, and preparation of in-life data for archiving.
  • Read, understand and follow the study protocol and understand connection between study protocol and the electronic data capture system protocol which is based on the study protocol.
  • Serve as Lead Study Technician for studies depending on level and experience.
  • Manage multiple assignments/projects simultaneously while maintaining data quality and meeting timelines.
  • Ensure proper supplies and equipment are available and suitable for study conduct functions; generate forms, labels, and other materials needed for study conduct as required.
  • Responsible for use, maintenance and calibration of equipment, e.g. balances, centrifuges.
  • Troubleshoot and solve equipment/technical problems associated with in life study conduct.
  • Communicate with Management, Study Director, Comparative Medicine and support personnel to ensure compliance with all protocol driven activities, high quality animal welfare practices are followed, and to enable proactive adjustment of the protocol by the Study Director in the event of unexpected events or findings.
  • Completes self-review of in-life data for accuracy and completeness against the protocol; appropriately documents and corrects data errors, notifies appropriate study personnel as required.
  • Completes QC review of in-life data collected by others depending on experience and level.
  • Assist in preparing data for QA audits and addressing and drafting responses depending on level and experience.
  • Adheres to all applicable company and unit policies and procedures.
  • Ensures work areas are kept clean and orderly.
  • Meets established timelines for deliverables.
  • Reviews and recommends updates for departmental SOPs, may draft updates to SOPs depending on experience and level.
  • Participates in a culture of continuous improvement within assigned work group.
  • Other activities as delegated by Study Director or Test Facility Management.



  • High School Diploma with 4-6 years applicable experience (i.e., veterinarian care, laboratory animal care and handling); or
  • Associates Degree, Biological Sciences (or equivalent) with 1-3 years applicable experience; or
  • B.S., Biological Sciences (or equivalent) with 0-2 years applicable experience


  • +7 years of relevant in vivo toxicology study conduct experience
  • A.S., Biological Sciences (or equivalent) with at least 3 years of relevant in vivo toxicology study conduct experience
  • B.S., Biological Sciences (or equivalent) with at least 1 year of relevant in vivo toxicology study conduct experience
  • AALAS Certification
  • GxP experience

  • The position requires performing in vivo work (working directly with laboratory animals) and therefore the colleagues must be able to wear appropriate PPE and physically perform the technical procedures.
  • This position requires the entry into nonhuman primate areas as part of their job responsibilities.
  • Selected candidate must provide proof of measles immunity or receive the measles vaccination before hire.

  • Weekend/holiday work will be required.

Other Job Details
  • Last Date to Apply: August 4, 2021
  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

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