Research Technician 1/Research Specialist 2
MPI Research - Mattawan, MI

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Research Technician 1/Research Specialist 2 - Small Animal Toxicology

About MPI Research:
MPI Research, with global headquarters in Mattawan, Michigan, provides discovery, safety evaluation, bioanalytical, and analytical services to the biopharmaceutical, medical device, animal health, and chemical industries. Scientific knowledge and experience, integrity, trust, teamwork, and dedication to strong and enduring Sponsor relationships are the defining attributes that characterize MPI Research as a high-performance, high-quality organization that is committed to bringing safer and more effective products to the world. Learn more about how we can exceed your expectations at www.mpiresearch.com.

Responsibilities:

This position is responsible for providing humane care to all laboratory animals and to perform assigned echnical and administrative functions within the guidelines / requirements outlined in a protocol or Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), thus producing sound, reliable data from which to evaluate the
efficacy or toxicity of a test compound. Additional expectations may be denoted in the core skills list or as outlined below.

(Duties & Responsibilities – purpose of the function and result to be accomplished) include but are not limited to those listed:
· Communicates effectively with supervisors, colleagues, Office of Animal Care, and Study Directors.
· Demonstrates commitment to quality and animal welfare.
· Effectively works in a team and demonstrates a commitment to achieving company goals.
· Efficiently prioritizes assigned daily workload and uses time productively.
· Punctual and reliable attendance according to MPI Research company policy.
· Adheres to safety procedures at all times.
· Carefully handles animals to prevent injury to staff or animals.
· Performs basic animal husbandry functions daily (i.e., feeding/watering, monitoring health).
· Collects and documents data accurately on an electronic data capture system or appropriate form(s).
· Effectively and accurately executes study functions per protocol and SOP requirements.
· Accurately reviews all data collected in a timely manner.
· Communicates effectively with supervisors, colleagues, Office of Animal Care, and Study Directors.
· Demonstrates commitment to quality and animal welfare.
· Effectively works in a team and demonstrates a commitment to achieving company goals.
· Efficiently prioritizes assigned daily workload and uses time productively.
· Effectively meets department expectations for proficiency with required core skills from the core
skills list.
· Demonstrates continuous self-development through acquisition of new skills on the core skills list for
the next grade. Skills to be acquired will be determined in partnership with management and driven
by business need.
· Goals and objectives as defined in prior year’s evaluation, as applicable.

Qualifications:
· HS/GED/BS with 0-2 years of relevant experience.
· Previous experience working with animals preferred.
· Basic familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite.
· Computer skills, commensurate with Essential Functions and including ability to learn a validated system.
· Ability to work extended hours beyond normal work schedule to include, but not limited to, evenings,
weekends, extended shifts and/or extra shifts, sometimes on short notice.
· Ability to work under specific time constraints

Benefits at a Glance:
· MPI Research provides the following competitive benefits:
· Three choices of medical coverage, including prescription drug and vision coverage
· Two choices of dental coverage
· Medical and dependent pre-tax flexible spending accounts
· Paid time off bank and holidays
· Retirement savings plan – 401K plan with company matching on employee contributions
· Short/Long term disability plans, voluntary life insurance, and company paid life insurance
· Tuition reimbursement program
· Employee assistance program
· Employees at MPI Research also are given the opportunity to participate in company-sponsored events, wellness programs, self-directed work teams and open communications programs such as the All Employee Survey.

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