BioResources Technician

Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, is the largest company in the world devoted entirely to human vaccines. Our driving goal is to protect people from infectious diseases by creating safe and effective vaccines.  Our company distributes more than 1 billion doses of vaccine each year, making it possible to vaccinate more than 500 million people across the globe.  Sanofi Pasteur offers the broadest range of vaccines in the world, providing protection against 20 bacterial and viral diseases.

Sanofi is dedicated to supporting people through their health challenges. We are a global biopharmaceutical company focused on human health. We prevent illness with vaccines, provide innovative treatments to fight pain and ease suffering. We stand by the few who suffer from rare diseases and the millions with long-term chronic conditions.  With more than 100,000 people in 100 countries, Sanofi is transforming scientific innovation into healthcare solutions around the globe.

Major Activities of the Job:

Perform animal care, animal husbandry and enrichment for various laboratory animal species.

  • Perform a high standard of animal care and husbandry including activities as the daily health monitoring of various laboratory animals; planning and preparation of caging new animals; receiving and housing incoming animals, monitoring environmental and housing conditions ensuring clean and adequate food, water and caging; routine cage cleaning and disinfection; ensuring animal enrichment schedules are followed, as outlined in S.W.I.’s/S.O.P.’s; carcass removal and disposal.
  • Ensure adherence to cGMP’s and HSE policies and procedures.

Perform equipment and facility maintenance in and around the animal facilities.

  • Perform general housekeeping duties in and around facility work areas such as animal rooms, office areas, staff areas, corridors, storage rooms, procedure rooms, cage wash areas, external storage areas (i.e. external facility areas, loading docks, barn or sheds). These duties include washing floors, walls, work surfaces, windows, maintenance of cleaning equipment, monitoring and changing of animal room air filters, cleaning of freezers and fridges, organizing staff laundry supplies, etc.
  • Ensure adherence to cGMP’s and HSE policies and procedures.

Ensure adherence and compliance to cGMP’s and HSE policies and procedures throughout all activities. Timely review and completion of required documentation including training documentation, S.O.P’s/S.W.I’s animal facility/equipment documentation and GMP updates.

  • Ensure all general facility and animal room documentation is reviewed/completed in a timely manner while ensuring cGXP is maintained.
  • Ensure animals are correctly identified upon arrival and monitor to ensure adequate individual or cage identification until released.
  • Complete and maintain on the job training records according to current Lesson Plans – attend and participate in relevant training as required.

Maintain animal health monitoring systems including procedures, treatments and documentation as required. Assist with animal restraint/technical/testing procedures as required.

  • Ensure animals found ill or injured are correctly identified and monitored. Perform procedures and/or treatments, as directed or under special direction, document as required.
  • Assist with animal restraint/ technical/ testing procedures as required.
  • Ensure adherence to cGMP’s and HSE policies and procedures.

Assist in maintaining adequate inventory for animal feed, bedding, cleaning supplies, chemicals; gowning materials and animal enrichment supplies, as required.

  • Monitor and determine weekly requirements and expiry dates for such supplies as feed and bedding.
  • Report requirements for other routine use supplies and materials such as cleaning agents, gowning / PPE materials, chemicals and enrichment supplies.
  • Ensure adherence to cGMP’s and HSE policies and procedure

No employee has a proprietary right to an activity or group of activities. Activities may be changed or reassigned to meet the needs of the operations.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum two (2) years College Diploma (Animal Health Technician/Veterinary Technician), plus a minimum zero (0) years of previous relevant work experience.
  • Strong Computer skills
  • Working knowledge in the following areas: Animal Handling/Technical Procedures, Animal Health/Disease Control, cGXP, HSE policies & procedures, and Sanitization/Disinfection/Sterilization
  • Ability to set priorities, personal workload distribution, ensure completion of duties
  • Excellent oral and written Communication skills
  • Ability to take responsibility for actions of self and for results of team
  • Ability to troubleshoot issues as they arise and propose opportunities to improve animal care & husbandry and overall work efficiencies

Hours Of Work:

Inclusive from Monday – Friday 7:00a.m. – 3:00p.m.

This is subject to change at any time and it should not be construed as limiting the right of the company to make such change to meet the requirements of the operation.

Sanofi is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. We welcome and encourage applications from all qualified applicants.  Accommodations for persons with disabilities required during the recruitment process are available upon request.

Thank you in advance for your interest.

Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Sanofi, Empowering Life

At Sanofi diversity and inclusion is foundational to how we operate and embedded in our Core Values. We recognize to truly tap into the richness diversity brings we must lead with inclusion and have a workplace where those differences can thrive and be leveraged to empower the lives of our colleagues, patients and customers. We respect and celebrate the diversity of our people, their backgrounds and experiences and provide equal opportunity for all.

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Reference Number: R2575107               

Position Title: BioResources Technician

Type of Employment: Permanent– Full Time          

Department: BioResources 1

Location: Sanofi Pasteur Limited, Toronto, Ontario

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