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Surgery Aide


This is a Full-time position in Everett, WA posted May 13, 2022.

Altasciences is a forward-thinking, mid-size contract research organization offering pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies a proven, flexible approach to preclinical and clinical pharmacology studies, including formulation, manufacturing and analytical services.

For over 25 years, Altasciences has been partnering with sponsors to help support educated, faster, and more complete early drug development decisions.

Altasciences’ integrated, full-service solutions include preclinical safety testing, clinical pharmacology and proof of concept, bioanalysis, program management, medical writing, biostatistics, and data management, all customizable to specific sponsor requirements.

Altasciences helps sponsors get better drugs to the people who need them, faster.The Surgical Specialist manages surgical program including daily workflow, personnel assignments, training, equipment, and supplies.

Performs selected surgical procedures that require advanced expertise/experience.

Facilitates all aspects of surgery and surgical support functions according to SOPs and GLP.

Supports Study Supervisor(s) and Study Director(s) by performing and assisting with surgical procedure coordination and execution on research studies.Responsibilities: Follows, performs, and develops SOP’s and Protocols for surgery and surgical support for study and stock animals, including, but not limited to femoral/intrathecal catheterizations, telemetry implantations, skin/muscle/bone marrow/lymph node/liver biopsies, cerebrospinal fluid collection, intracerebroventricular (ICV) cannula implantation, osmotic pump implantation, endoscopy, bronchoalveolar lavage, electroencephalography (EEG), apheresis, gas anesthesia, anesthesia monitoring, and experimental procedures.

Manages the daily workflow for the surgical program, including, but not limited to personnel assignments, surgery facility availability, and study/stock surgery needs to ensure procedures are performed as required and the facility is properly maintained.

Coordinates with Safety Assessment and Laboratory Animal Resources to plan, perform, and create surgical procedures in SOP and Protocol form.

Creation and maintenance of the surgical training program and continued training of personnel to GLP and company standards using written instruction, simulation, practical, and vendor training program resources.

Ensures continued function and maintenance of surgical equipment.

Orders and inventories supplies in the surgical facilities, including study specific supplies.

Operates selected laboratory equipment (e.G.

surgical, imaging, telemetry and ECG equipment).

Attends and participates in meetings regarding project and study planning.

Communicates with clients regarding surgical procedures and facilities.

Legibly records and reviews raw study and facility data.

Recognizes animal behavior and health status, and reports to appropriate personnel.

Monitors and reports study changes to Study Director and all appropriate personnel.

Attends department meetings, reviews, and other pertinent training sessions.

Maintains and performs general facility cleaning, stocking, and inventory.Qualifications: BS/BA in a scientific discipline.

Experience or familiarity with at least one of the following, surgical technique, telemetry, ECG, EEG, or similar procedure in animal species (preclinical GLP experience preferred.) 4+ years related work experience.

LATg certification or equivalent preferred Ability to work with Microsoft Word, Excel, Project, Info Path, Access, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

Able to adapt easily to new software programs.Altasciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, and protected veteran status, or disability status.

Altasciences uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees.

To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit.


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