Poultry Research Technician (Specialist / Expert)

Kalamazoo, Michigan

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Zoetis, the worlds largest Animal Health company is looking for a qualified individual to fill the role of poultry technician at the Veterinary Medicine Research and Development (VMRD) world headquarters in Kalamazoo and Richland Michigan.

Role Description

The animal research technician is a critical role in the day-to-day animal facility operations and portfolio execution. This position will support the Poultry operations in a biocontainment and non-biocontainment research environment. Primary species of responsibility is poultry but may also include cross-support with other species. The position requires the proper use and maintenance of all necessary equipment and follow appropriate techniques as determined by departmental SOPs and institutional Policies. Full commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is expected and the embodiment of these behaviors while performing all functions of the role is core to Zoetis culture.

This role performs all phases of animal experiments associated with discovery and/or development of animal health products and includes but is not limited to:

  • Setting up and performing a variety of animal activities
  • Performing daily animal husbandry, sample collection, & sample processing.
  • Data collection & record keeping.
  • Executing technical aspects of study protocols and laboratory and instrument maintenance in accordance with applicable Animal Welfare and GXP and policies.
  • All responsibilities must be conducted in accordance with protocols and applicable SOPs.

Other responsibilities include:
  • Utilizing knowledge of how functional areas are used and maintained in the completion of research protocols.
  • Responsible for all steps of room maintenance related to studies, cleaning and disinfecting animal areas, assisting and supporting the clinical veterinarians.
  • Ensuring the animal facilities are in inspection ready state, provide training in animal activities, contributes to continuous improvement and shares knowledge and expertise with others in work group.

This position may include evening hours and will include weekend and holiday work hours.

May not own birds or poultry; other outside contact with birds or poultry is limited.

  • High School + 3 years related experience or education combined and/or valid veterinary technician license/certification
  • Experience in working with animals, poultry preferred, in a commercial or veterinary research setting

Desired Attributes:
  • Associate degree in related field, desired.
  • Demonstrated math and reading comprehension required and basic computer skills.
  • Proven track record of working well in a team setting.
  • Experience and success with multiple veterinary procedures in a research environment and operation of farm equipment.
  • Experience working infectious disease models in animals.
  • Flexibility, enthusiasm and adaptability within the work environment, and a track record of successfully working in a fast-paced setting involving multiple projects and tasks.

Full time



Any unsolicited resumes sent to Zoetis from a third party, such as an Agency recruiter, including unsolicited resumes sent to a Zoetis mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to Zoetis employees, or to Zoetis resume database will be considered Zoetis property. Zoetis will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume.

Zoetis will consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Agency free of any charges or fees. This includes any Agency that is an approved/engaged vendor but does not have the appropriate approvals to be engaged on a search.

Zoetis is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status or any other protected classification. Disabled individuals are given an equal opportunity to use our online application system. We offer reasonable accommodations as an alternative if requested by an individual with a disability. Please contact Zoetis Colleague Services at zoetiscolleagueservices@zoetis.com to request an accommodation. Zoetis also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must possess or obtain authorization to work in the US for Zoetis. Zoetis retains sole and exclusive discretion to pursue sponsorship for the acquisition or maintenance of nonimmigrant status and employment eligibility, considering factors such as availability of qualified US workers. Individuals requiring sponsorship must disclose this fact. Please note that Zoetis seeks information related to job applications from candidates for jobs in the U.S. solely via the following: (1) our company website at www.Zoetis.com/careers site, or (2) via email to/from addresses using only the Zoetis domain of "@zoetis.com". In addition, Zoetis does not use Google Hangout for any recruitment related activities. Any solicitation or request for information related to job applications with Zoetis via any other means and/or utilizing email addresses with any other domain should be disregarded. In addition, Zoetis will never ask candidates to make any type of personal financial investment related to gaining employment with Zoetis.

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