Overview

As a leading global animal health company, Elanco delivers innovative products and services to improve the health of pets and farm animals around the world because we believe making animals’ lives better, makes life better. Since 1954, we have provided solutions that support veterinarians, farmers and pet owners to advance our vision of Food and Companionship Enriching Life. Elanco’s promise to employees: Together, we foster an inclusive culture where everyone can make a difference, encouraging ownership, growth and well-being.

Performs bio-analytical methods (immunological, in vivo, microbiological) for various Bio QC tests on raw materials, in-process, release, or stability samples in compliance with 9CFR, EU and VICH regulatory guidelines, Outlines of Production and Special Outlines. Initiates, executes and completes assays as per approved procedures and within Quality and Compliance guidelines and communicates testing, compliance and/or scheduling issues to supervisors. Conduct animal potency and safety tests on large, small and laboratory animals such as: mice, hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits, cats, dogs, cattle, and swine. Testing includes animal handling, observation, vaccination, challenges, and blood collection. Perform potency assays with live bacterial and viral challenges such as Leptospira and Rabies.

 

Basic Minimum Qualifications

  • BS in a relevant scientific discipline required
  • Thorough understanding of small and large animal husbandry and handling, animal vaccination and bleeding, bacterial culture maintenance, and serological assays
  • Knowledge of basic scientific principles and techniques.
  • Performs work following applicable methods and procedures with moderate supervision.
  • Good understanding of operations in immediate area and basic understanding of applicable regulatory requirements.
  • Makes routine decisions within the scope of responsibilities with guidance.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in a clear, concise, and appropriate manner.
  • Documents results and data clearly and accurately.
  • Effectively interacts with co-workers and others as needed and demonstrates teamwork within own group and other internal groups.
  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Elanco does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position.

 

Job Responsibilities

  • Conduct animal potency and safety tests on large, small and laboratory animals such as: mice, hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits, cats, dogs, cattle, and swine.
  • Testing includes animal handling, observation, vaccination, challenges, and blood collection.
  • Perform potency assays with live bacterial and viral challenges such as Leptospira and Rabies.
  • Maintains laboratory reagents, supplies and calibrated equipment
  • Prepare reagents and materials
  • Conduct Leptospira agglutination, and identification assays.
  • Calculates results
  • Communicates schedule, test status and concerns
  • Completes Laboratory Investigations Reports in Veeva
  • Review test sheets for completeness.
  • Revise any Standard Methods and SOPs
  • Assist on training others on methods & procedures.
  • Follow appropriate GMP documentation.
  • Adheres to company polices.
  • Creates deviations
  • Creates event summary reports
  • Preforms /assist with all work associated with purchase of animals (PO Accusations, Cage Labels, Paperwork, Database entries)
  • Creates/Updates Animal Care and Use Protocols (ACUP’S)
  • Coordinates in assay/reagent validations
  • Creation of change controls

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2-3 years of relevant experience
  • Work experience in USDA or regulated animal industry
  • LAT Certification in AALAS

 

Additional Information

  • Frequently performs routine lab tests. Highly regulated industry. Significant documentation requirements.
  • This is an individual contributor role.  No leadership experience required. Recognizes and solves non-standard problems that can occur in own work unit.  May participate in large project(s).   Interfaces with other QC lab and quality personnel, production.

Tagged as: EARLY CAREER

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