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Covance Study Technician-Animal Research Assistant in Greenfield, Indiana

Job Overview:

Covance, a global contract research organization, worked on all of the top 50 best-selling drugs available today through its full spectrum of nonclinical, clinical and commercialization services. Through our work in Early Development Stage many lifesaving advances in medicine and safety have been drawn from the scientific discoveries made through animal research.

Do you have a passion for Research, Laboratory work, Science, Animal Care along with desire for your employment to have a connection to the greater good? If so, this position as Study Technician (Research Assistant) may be for you! Recent Grads with degrees in Animal Science, Biology, Animal Behavior, Wildlife, Veterinary Science and other Life Sciences are encouraged to apply.

As a Research Assistant (Study Technician) in our Greenfield, Indiana In-Life department your work focuses performs tasks associated with research studies all while ensuring the animal have excellent health and welfare. Extensive training is provided


Duties include but not limited to;

  • Learns how to determine and document clinical observations, body weight data, food consumption data environmental data,body temp, behavioral, blood pressure, glucometer, urine, feces and other data on the appropriate data collection system

  • Will perform basic dosing techniques and restraint procedures.

  • Will maintains animal rooms and equipment in compliance with GLP and AAALAC requirements.

  • Learns commonly used clinical sampling techniques. Learns how to process and package biological samples for shipment to client.

  • Ensures that studies are conducted according to protocol, standard operating procedure documents, and government regulations

  • Perform daily care of small and large animals including watching for signs of stress or illness,

  • May perform various bleeding techniques (associated with assigned species), e.g., tail clip, jugular, orbital, vena cava, aorta, femoral, cephalic, saphenous, dried blood spot, OGTT, STZ, cannula, cardiac

  • Extensive training is provided; candidates need to be comfortable working with both small and large animals in a laboratory setting.

  • Starting pay rate range for candidates will less than one year of animal research experience typically $15.00-$16.00, with .50 increase at 6 months. Higher compensation may be offered for candidates with 2 or more years of small or large animal research experience.

  • Day shift hours, ability to work weekends as needed, typically every 3rd weekend

This is full time position with excellent benefits package includes: 24 days of personal-time-off (PTO) (pro-rated depending on start date), tuition reimbursement, paid holidays, a 401(k) plan with a generous company match and of course medical and dental insurance.


Bachelor degree in Life Sciences, Associate degree in Laboratory Animal Technology or Associate degree in Veterinary Technology OR An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education.

Must be able to work in a laboratory setting with laboratory animals

AALAS certification at the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician level is preferred, but not required.


Prior experience working with small or large animals in research or care setting is preferred by not required.

Covance is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Individual with Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). Your confidentiality and privacy are important to us.