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DSRD Necropsy and Histology Technician

Groton, Connecticut
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Sep 25, 2022

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Life Sciences, Biology, Biotechnology
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The DSRD Necropsy and Histology Technician is responsible for performing accurate, high quality necropsy/histology in all aspects of rodent and non-rodent study work with moderate guidance/supervision.

He/she understands, complies with and applies Necropsy/Histology goals, SOP's and Guidelines including all regulatory, EHS, and IACUC requirements. He/she possesses basic knowledge in veterinary anatomy and histology that he/she uses to support daily tasks.

With guidance from colleagues and under supervision, he/she participates in projects to support the work group and team goals (eg data and/or specimen quality control, user guides, standard operating procedures, lesson plans).

  • In a structured environment, executes necropsy/histology techniques directed by study protocols (regulatory, exploratory, and investigative). Performs all assigned routine necropsy and histology tasks in a timely manner and in agreement with the SOP and guidelines in place, from necropsy room preparation to archival of specimens.
  • Communicates with the pathologist and the pathology laboratory manager to ensure proper collection, handling and submission of specimens as well as proper handling of all supportive documentation, including chain of custody forms for outsourced work.
  • Ensures proper use and preventative maintenance of equipment and laboratory space.
  • Ensures full traceability of his/her work and of the specimens.

Basic Qualifications
  • High School Degree or GED
  • Technical knowledge of relevant disciplines (i.e. histology, basic anatomy or similar).
  • Awareness and understanding of Good laboratory practice (GLP).
  • Performs effectively as a team member; accurately records data; effectively follows verbal and written instructions; maintains a positive work atmosphere; communicates effectively; and interacts in a professional manner with management, colleagues, and customer and partner groups.
  • Strong technical skills, with a willingness to continuously learn and grow in their role.
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative, team oriented environment and to meet study timelines.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications
  • BS in Biological Sciences
  • HT/HTL (ASCP) certification
  • Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) proficiency
  • ≥ 2 years of relevant experience in necropsy and/or histology study conduct experience
  • Ability to apply necropsy/histology technical skills in a variety of species for toxicity studies.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining data quality and meeting timelines.
  • Demonstrates consistent knowledge of regulatory requirements such as GLP and animal welfare.
  • Is multi-skilled and has a working knowledge of operations across the business to support collaborations with team groups and partner lines
  • Proficiency in laboratory equipment and data collection tools.
  • Ability to recognize, document and resolve data errors.
  • Proficiency with MS Office


The position requires performing ex vivo work and therefore the colleagues must be able to wear appropriate PPE. They must be able to physically perform the technical procedures that may require lifting, sitting, standing, walking, and bending.


Weekend/holiday work will be required

Work Location Assignment:On Premise


Relocation assistance may be available based on business needs and/or eligibility.


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