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AbbVie Technician I, BioResources in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Company Description

AbbVie's mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines and solutions that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people's lives across several key therapeutic areas – immunology, oncology, neuroscience, and eye care – and products and services in our Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.

Job Description

The department of BioResources provides health surveillance, preventative disease programs and daily husbandry and care for all laboratory animals at AbbVie Bioresearch Center. The department has primary responsibility for assuring that the Animal Care Program meets the standards for continued accreditation by the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) and meets the regulations required for compliance with the AnimalWelfare Act (AWA).

The Technician I is responsible for the husbandry care for the animals. He/She also has direct contact with animals providing husbandry and cage changing. The person cleans cages using cage wash machinery and prepares feed and bedding for the technicians. The person will perform some technical procedures.

  • Maintain cage wash equipment: tunnelwasher, rack washer & autoclave

  • Maintain cage wash areas

  • Order, receive, and autoclave feed, bedding, and water

  • Process caging

  • Clean laundry & maintain laundry

  • Environmental monitoring on bottle filler, rack & tunnel washers

  • Operate the hydropac system

  • Perform ID, IP, and SC injections

  • Perform non- survival blood collection methods such as cardiac puncture and vena cava bleeds

  • Perform euthanasia methods such as CO2 and exsanguination

  • Perform animal ID such as ear punching, ear tagging, and ink marking

  • Learn and perform PO and IV injections

  • Learn and perform survival blood collection methods such as tail vein

  • Learn and perform formulation preparation

  • Learn and perform arthritic model scoring

  • Learn and perform anesthesia of rodents

  • Learn PK/Tox procedures

  • Other duties as needed


  • High School Diploma or equivalent and 3 years experience in laboratory animal field, or AS/BS and 1 year experience. Or, ALAT certification with High School Diploma and 1 year experience, or ALAT with AS/BS degree.

  • Able to lift 50 pounds.

  • Able to peform repetitive procedures.

  • Must be adaptable and flexable to meet demands of ever changing work environment.

  • Must be able to trouble shoot cage wash machinery.

  • Advises co-workers and/or supervisor of problems.

  • Understands and acts on detailed instructions.

Additional Information

AbbVie is committed to operating with integrity, driving innovation, transforming lives, serving our community and embracing diversity and inclusion. It is AbbVie’s policy to employ qualified persons of the greatest ability without discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected group status.