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Covance Animal Tech I 3rd shift work 9:00pm-5:00am $1,000 sign on bonus! in Denver, Pennsylvania

Job Overview:

Covance Inc., a global contract research organization (CRO), is the world’s most comprehensive drug development company. Join the team in Denver, PA in our mission to improve health and improve lives.

Animal Care Technician for Denver, Pennsylvania

$1,000 sign on bonus!!

3rd shift! Work Hours 9:00pm to 5:00am!

Work week starts on Sunday night at 9:00pm and you weekend off starts on Friday at 5:00am! Night owl needed.

Pay rate including shift premium $15.60-$16.25 for candidates without related experience, higher pay rates available for candidates with 1+ years of related experience.

As an Animal Care Technician in our Immunology Services your work will have a direct connection to life improving changes we make at Covance. In this position you’ll work closely with a variety of laboratory animals primarily rodent models in barrier housing. Extensive training provided! The focus of this position is providing excellent care to animals including feeding, replacing bedding, cleaning, and daily observations of animal’s health. Duties include but not limited to;

  • Perform animal husbandry (clean, feed, sanitation, enrichment, etc.) on a regular basis.

  • Perform and document daily observations of animal health status and reporting any health issues

  • Recognize animal behavior, health status and report to appropriate channels.

  • Assist with the feeding of all animals.

  • Perform sanitation of all equipment, assist with cage washing and tunnel washer

  • Replacing animal pans/trays including removal waste and replacing bedding. Trays will weigh average of 50lbs.

  • May perform animal identification tasks (tattoo, sex, ear tag, etc.).

  • Comply with appropriate safety and health practices including personal protective equipment and barrier requirements, as applicable.

  • Ability to work in a barrier laboratory setting including, this requires showering at the facility prior to entering barrier laboratory and showing after leaving the barrier environment

  • May assist with shipping animals out of the facility

Excellent training provided including training on animal handling according to the Guide on Animal Handling and Husbandry.

Full Time position with extensive benefits starting at the first of the month including 3 medical plan, 2 dental, 24 days of PTO in the first year, tuition reimbursement, 401K with 5% matching, employee stock purchase plan and much more!


Requires High School Diploma or Equivalent

Prior experience caring for farm animals, or working with laboratory animals preferred but not required

Stable work history

Prior experience working 3rd shift preferred by not required

Prior experience with laboratory or research industries preferred but not required

Ability to start a full time position in the next 4-6 weeks


Experience as an animal caretaker helpful

Some computer skills

Good communication skills

Covance is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Individual with Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). Your confidentiality and privacy are important to us.