Research Animal Technician

Research Animal Technician

Kelly Services has an immediate opening for a Research Animal Technician for a 5-6 month contract position. The Research Animal Technician will assist in developing and implementing pharmacology techniques and procedures e.g., bleeding, microsurgery, necropsy, and inoculation biopsies. They will ensure standard operating procedures and protocols are maintained and adhered to. This individual will maintain quality checks on cleanliness of laboratories and animal rooms. The Research Animal Technician ensures animal maintenance and animal welfare are adhered to per the GLP, following local, state, and federal good laboratory practices. The incumbent must have the ability to work independently or with minimal supervision.



  • Responsible for performance of in vivo pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and evaluation of current and potential drug candidates. 
  • Works closely with drug discovery, chemistry and formulation groups in the evaluation of new lead molecules.
  • Executes activities consistent with protocols, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), laboratory methods and Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and regulations in support of preclinical studies.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of current technological/scientific trends.
  • Performs task with minimal supervision.
  • Performs pharmacokinetics drug studies using rodent models.
  • Performs small animal surgical procedures in rodents.
  • Conducts drug dosage calculations and drug administration techniques.
  • Possess a good working knowledge of blood borne pathogens, biological and environmental contamination response and biohazard safety.
  • Performs and explore novel drug administration techniques in rodent animal models.
  • Supports animal disease model to evaluate new drug candidates.
  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor of Science with 3-5 years of experience (or an equivalent combination of education and experience) in biochemistry, biology or pharmacology with direct expertise in animal care and animal models for pharmaceutical research or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • In-depth knowledge of industry guidelines and GLP regulations for the development of new drug products.
  • Must be current in industry standards and technology related to bloodborne pathogen safe handling practices, hazmat training, techniques consistent with animal prosecutor training, and GLP, data collection, recording and documentation as related to the company’s standard operating practices.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to solve problems using personal judgement.
  • Ability to adapt to changing research efforts and projects.

Why Kelly®?

Kelly® Science is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interests—it’s the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.

About Kelly®

At Kelly, we’re always thinking about what’s next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, we’re a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live. Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law.

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