Celldex Therapeutics

  • Animal Care Intern

    Job Locations US-MA-Needham
  • Overview

    The intern will be trained to perform the daily care of research animals, help maintain the animal facility, perform basic husbandry duties, and provide some laboratory/procedural support. The intern will be exposed to how laboratory animals are used in a pharmaceutical environment. Please include a cover letter with your resume. 


    • Perform cage changes, cleans cages and racks, feeds, and monitors of animals in accordance with The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.
    • Operate and maintain animal facility following SOPs as directed by IACUC to maintain compliance of facility and operations.
    • Maintain inventory and organization of animal facility supplies.
    • Maintain daily records and animal facility equipment.
    • Provide back-up assistance to lab support staff as needed
    • Process labware and biohazard waste.
    • Experimental procedures.
    • Sterilize and replenish labware stocks.


    Required Skills:

    • Demonstrate the inclination/ability to work with animals in a laboratory setting.
    • Possess the ability to follow detailed directions, SOPs, and work well with coworkers.
    • Excellent self-management skills.
    • Strong communication (oral and written) and organizational skills.
    • Demonstrate 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.
    • Will be exposed to animal excrement and dander.


    • Intern must be enrolled in and maintain enrollment at an accredited College/University in a B.A, B.S, or A.S. degree in Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry, Biochemistry or related field or be 2/3 completed in a biotechnology certificate program.
    • Intern must have 2 years of college level course completed.  
    • Intern must receive academic credit for the internship program and must maintain and possess a minimum 3.0 GPA.


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