Celldex Therapeutics

  • Animal Care Technician

    Job Locations US-MA-Needham
  • Overview

    Must provide a cover letter and resume as one document when applying online.


    Great opportunity for someone interested in getting experience with animals as you start or expand your career in research!


    We are looking for a person to fill the role of an Animal Care Technician in our Needham, MA facility. Job responsibilities would include rodent husbandry duties, experimental procedures and general operational support.


    • Performing cage changes, cleaning of cages and racks, feeds, and monitoring of animals in accordance with The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.
    • Operating and maintaining Animal Facility following SOPs as directed by IACUC to maintain compliance of facility and operations.
    • Maintaining inventory and organization of Animal Facility supplies and equipment.
    • Maintaining daily records.
    • Collection and organization of data.
    • Breeding/maintaining transgenic mouse colonies.
    • Experimental procedures.
    • Performing other additional job related duties as required.


    Required Skills:

    • Ability to follow and accurately execute existing SOPs.
    • Strong interpersonal skills.
    • Excellent self-management skills. 
    • Strong communication and organizational skills.
    • The ability to work independently and as part of a team.

    Physical Requirements:

    • The ability to stand for long periods of time.
    • Effectively handle lifting of various objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
    • The ability to perform moderate manual labor.
    • Direct exposure to animals and potential allergens.


    • BS/BA degree in a biological science.
    • 0 to 5 years of laboratory animal experience.
    • GLP experience a plus.
    • AALAS certification a plus.


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