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Animal Care & Research Support Associate

Groton, Connecticut
Closing date
Dec 10, 2021

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Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Research Scientist
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Why Patients Need You

Everything we do, every day, is in line with an unwavering commitment to the quality and the delivery of safe and effective products to patients. Our science and risk-based compliant quality culture is flexible, innovative, and customer oriented. Whether you are involved in development, maintenance, compliance or analysis through research programs, your contribution will directly impact patients

What You Will Achieve

The primary responsibility is to provide basic husbandry, handling, restraint and health surveillance of laboratory animals in compliance with local regulatory requirements. This individual will also provide daily record keeping of common laboratory species, their environment and be responsible for the cleaning and upkeep of assigned areas

How You Will Achieve It
  • Perform routine animal husbandry and welfare duties as directed and supply appropriate food and water for animals housed in the vivarium.
  • With appropriate training and oversight, support research by providing basic technical services (restraint, dose administration, blood collection) to research investigators.
  • Observe and report status of animal health, food and water consumption, appearance, behavior; provide support in animal health monitoring and basic veterinary medical treatment as prescribed by the veterinary staff.
  • Clean and provide animal housing and associated materials/equipment within assigned animal rooms.
  • Perform cleaning and sanitation duties within assigned animal rooms, vivarium areas and facility support areas.
  • Observe and record vivarium environmental conditions.
  • Required to work with all species across the site with assignments based on the business needs.
  • Adhere to Pfizer and departmental safety policies and departmental SOPs and guidelines while demonstrating competency in facility safety protocols.
  • Establish and maintain appropriate and quality communication, teamwork, collaboration, and cooperation.


  • High School degree or GED.
  • Experience working in an animal setting.
  • Basic computer knowledge such as email, online forms, web-based training and other basic programs.

  • Associates or BS/BA in related field.
  • Experience working with nonhuman primate.
  • In general, a colleague at this level will have 1 year of experience.
  • AALAS certification at the ALAT level.
  • Experience working in a pharmaceutical setting.

  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds and work standing up lifting items above shoulder level for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to perform repetitive physical activities such as: pushing and pulling racks of caging, lifting bags of feed and bedding, reaching, stooping and bending.
  • A Functional Capacity Evaluation may be required.
  • Ability to demonstrate level of technical skills and abilities.
  • For this position you are expected to enter the nonhuman primate areas as part of your job responsibilities. A pre-hire requirement is either providing proof of measles immunity or receiving the measles vaccination before hire.
  • In house TB testing is completed annually.

  • Weekend and holiday work are required for the job.
  • Long term altered week schedule.
  • This is an essential personnel role and in most cases essential personnel are required to be onsite during an emergency or suspension of operations.


Pfizer requires all U.S. new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment. As required by applicable law, Pfizer will consider requests for Reasonable Accommodations.

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EEO & Employment Eligibility

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.

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