Animal Care Tech III

Pfizer, Inc.

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Boulder, CO

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:

Why Patients Need You

At Pfizer-Boulder we are focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of targeted small molecule drugs to treat patients afflicted with cancer.

This position is responsible for performing daily husbandry, handling, restraint, and health surveillance of laboratory animals to support pharmacology and toxicology studies. You will also be responsible for maintaining inventory of animal supplies and provide technical assistance (i.e., restraint, injections, blood collections) in support of research studies. The ideal candidate will have previous in vivo experience, participate in regularly scheduled meetings, and independently complete activities for on-going pharmacology and toxicology studies.

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

What You Will Achieve

  • Perform routine animal husbandry duties independently.

  • Observe and report status of animal health, food and water consumption, appearance, behavior.

  • Provide support in basic veterinary medical treatment as prescribed by the veterinary staff.

  • Support cage wash equipment operations and maintenance.

  • Support research by providing specialty technical services (dose administration, blood collection, record keeping and additional services) to research investigators.

  • Train and mentor new hires in animal husbandry and facility support duties fulfilling department training requirements.

  • Attend meetings and training sessions.

How You Will Achieve

  • Embraces the Company’s Mission Statement, Corporate Goals, Core Values, and Vision Statements, ultimately working together as a cohesive team.

  • Responds positively and quickly to voicemails, emails, and employee concerns.

  • Treats all employees with dignity and respect.

  • Actively participates in company functions.



  • High school diploma or equivalent and 4+ years in vivo laboratory experience or BS and 1+ years in vivo laboratory experience or Associate’s and 2+ years in vivo laboratory experience.

  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions.

  • Reliability to consistently meet work hours is required.

  • Basic computer knowledge, such as email, online forms, web-based training, and other basic programs.


  • Previous veterinary technician/animal care experience

  • Experience in a pharmaceutical setting

  • AALAS certification


  • Lifting, standing, walking, bending, and handling small rodents.

  • 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.


  • Weekend and holiday hours required

  • This is an Essential Personnel role: Essential Personnel are defined as the staff that are required to report to their designated work location, to ensure the operation of essential functions or departments during an emergency, as determined by Pfizer, or when the business has suspended operations. There are some individuals who may be required to perform essential services remotely and those individuals will be identified in advance and notified by their supervisors, but in most cases Essential Personnel are required to be on-site during an emergency or suspension of operations.

Other Job Details:

  • Last Date to Apply for Job: May 18h, 2022

  • The salary for this position ranges from 27.46 - 43.93 USD per hour. In addition, this position offers eligibility for overtime, weekend, holiday and other pay premiums depending on the work schedule and the Company’s policies. Benefits offered include a retirement savings plan, paid vacation, holiday and personal days, paid caregiver/parental and medical leave, and health benefits to include medical, prescription drug, dental and vision coverage in accordance with the terms and conditions of the applicable plans.

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.

Sunshine Act

Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider’s name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure. Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act. Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government. If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.

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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