Animal Welfare Officer

Muenster, Westfalen, Germany
10 Apr 2021
09 May 2021
R & D , Scientific
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
Are you a licensed veterinarian?

Do you have 5 years of experience in laboratory animal science and are you looking for a new challenge?
How about a position as Animal welfare officer (M / F / D) in a pharmaceutical biotech company?At Covance, we have been working on preclinical studies at our Münster site for 35 years.
For us, the respectful treatment and protection of the animals we work with is our top priority.
For this reason we are looking for an animal welfare officer (M / F / D) who has a passion for working in the field of laboratory animal science.If you are interested in ensuring that Covance continues to work on the 50 best-selling drugs on the market, join us today!

At Covance by Labcorp, we think long-term, which is why we are hiring you for this position on a permanent basis. We want to incorporate our employees into our team on a permanent basis. In order to achieve this goal, we provide our employees with good training opportunities. In addition, we offer a salary in line with the market that takes your individual qualifications and professional experience into account and, of course, you also receive attractive social benefits. What sets us apart is the close cooperation between the various departments, which is shaped by the diversity of our employees and the appreciation among each other and at company level.

  • Take on the function of the animal welfare officer according to Section 10 of the Animal Welfare Act They advise and train the permit holder in accordance with Section 11 of the Animal Welfare Act, the people involved in keeping the animals, study directors, toxicologists, other scientists and operational staff with regard to the welfare of the animals when acquiring, housing and caring for them, as well as with regard to their medical treatment
  • Ensure compliance with regulations, conditions and requirements in the interests of animal welfare
  • Comment on applications for approval of a test project and in this capacity correspond with the responsible authorities In-house
  • Work towards the development and introduction of procedures and means to meet the requirements of Section 7 (1) sentence 2 and Section 7a (2) numbers 2, 4 and 5 of the Animal Protection Act You act as the central point of contact for the district veterinary authority
  • Work with local leadership and the global Culture of Care network, you will develop initiatives to maintain a strong culture of care and transparency in animal research internally
  • Completed University degree in veterinary medicine
  • Licensed to practice as a veterinarian in Germany Knowledge and skills that are required to carry out the tasks specified in Section 5 (4) TierSchVersV Proof of the required reliability
  • 5 years' of experience in laboratory animal science, in the role of an animal welfare officer, a clinical veterinarian or a person responsible for carrying out animal experiments
  • Knowledge of the care and use of non-human primates in research and / or experiments is beneficial. Very good communication skills.
  • Good to very good command of written and spoken English and German
  • High sense of responsibility, initiative, resilience. A doctorate and knowledge of good laboratory practice (GLP) or regulatory requirements in drug development are an advantage.

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