Study Technician

Job Location(s) CN-Shanghai
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  • The scope of this position is within one site across multiple studies daily.
  • Learns how to determine and document clinical observations, body weight data, food consumption data environmental data, and other data on the appropriate data collection system (or by hand when necessary).
  • Learns how to interpret a protocol.
  • Learns study management, data organization, QA audit response, internal and external client communication skills, and quality check procedures.
  • Learns how to ensure that a study is conducted according to protocol, SOPs, IACUC and government regulations.
  • Learns how to perform basic dosing techniques and restraint procedures.
  • 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.
  • Receive, donate and euthanize animals according to AVMA guidelines.
  • Recognizes deviations from expected results and takes appropriate action.
  • Able to adapt techniques to new procedures or particular needs as directed.
  • Effectively schedules multiple assignments.
  • Maintains well documented laboratory records according to GLPs. Reviews own data and identifies potential problems.
  • Learns to utilize computer software for forms and procedure generation.
  • May instruct less experienced staff.
  • Learns blood pressure and body temperature measurement procedures as appropriate.
  • Reports all animal care concerns and becomes involved in the resolution and appropriate corrective action, when necessary.
  • May be involved in client tours or client interaction during study initiations.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  1. Bachelor degree in Life Sciences, Associate degree in Laboratory Animal Technology, or Associate degree in Veterinary Technology with 0-2 years of related experience.
  2. AALAS certification at Laboratory Animal Technician level desirable.


1. No experience is required if you meet the education requirements.

2. 0-2 years of related external experience based on education.

3. A minimum of 6 months experience as a Study Tech Trainee while employed at Covance, or a minimum of two years of related experience may be substituted for education requirements


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