Lab Animal Technician (Dyrepasser)

We are looking for a skilled and dedicated Lab Animal technician with experience from oncology and in vivo pharmacology and with a focus on teamwork for our site in Ølstykke, Denmark. The position is permanent in our in vivo pharmacology group starting as soon as possible, not later than September 1st 2020.

 

About Minerva Imaging
M
inerva Imaging is a scientifically driven CRO founded in 2011. Our focus is on the use of advanced oncology models, cardiovascular models and inflammatory models. We are experts on molecular imaging for translational research and drug development. We engage with our clients to understand their scientific questions and discuss how our methods and capabilities can provide answers. We are growing rapidly, and the right candidate will be a key contributor to maintaining the scientific foundation in our approach to research, while expanding our business.

 

Job Description
We are looking for a skilled Lab Animal Technician with hands-on experience, preferably within the field of oncology or life sciences. Broad experience with in vivo techniques is a plus.

You will be part of our Pharmacology team consisting of lab technicians, lab animal technicians and scientists. Your main tasks will be to participate in in vivo pharmacology projects for our clients. The work requires flexibility, multitasking and a high degree of collaboration with the team. The team members participate in several projects simultaneously and you will work in a cross-functional and fast-paced environment.

You will primarily be involved in sponsor projects within in vivo pharmacology. Introduction and training will be a natural part of the onboarding process and tailored to match the right candidate.

We are an informal organization that values humor, takes natural care for one another and keep an open and honest communication. We offer a challenging and rewarding job in a professional and dedicated environment. At Minerva, we value our employees as important and critical to our success and we are dedicated to maintaining a great and competitive workplace with benefits and development opportunities.

 

Your Profile
You have a background as a Lab Animal technician with the relevant training in compliance with Danish legislation (FELASA B or similar). You have relevant in vivo experience with mice and rats, combined with in-depth, hands on working experience with in vivo pharmacology. You are looking for an opportunity to develop your skills. You are a team player, eager to learn and are comfortable navigating in a busy environment. In addition,

your main tasks will be:

  • Participate in research studies with a multidisciplinary team in study procedures and in vivo models involving oncology, cardiovascular diseases, and inflammation
  • Support the project teams in preparation and execution of studies
  • Execute in vivo pharmacology studies including biodistribution, efficacy and pharmacodynamics/pharmacokinetics and imaging
  • Participate in minor surgical procedures
  • Involvement in setup and establishment of relevant animal models in oncology, immunology, inflammation and cardiovascular disease in collaboration with the team
  • Support the studies with excellent skills in tumor measurements, blood sampling, dosing-procedures such as IV, SC, IM, PO dosing and others, animal health-checks, animal observations and animal maintenance
  • Perform routine necropsy and tissue sampling procedures
  • General tasks related to animal housing
  • Work independently and plan in vivo studies in collaboration with the team

 

The Application
Please 
submit your application no later than July 8th 2020 to hr@minervaimaging.com. The application must include a motivated cover letter and a CV addressing the listed qualifications.

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact Klaus T. Jensen, In vivo Pharmacology Group Leader (e-mail: ktj@minervaimaging.com) or Gitte H. Hansen, In vivo Pharmacology Group Leader (e-mail: ghh@minervaimaging.com).

Applications will be evaluated continuously, and we will invite potential applicants for job interview accordingly.