Charles River Laboratories Animal Care Tech 1 in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Animal Care Tech 1
Req ID #: 40121
Cambridge, MA, US, 02139
Maintain, monitor and document the health, production, post-operative care and physical environment within the customer's varied animal care environments. Provide animal care and husbandry. .
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Reviews, comprehends and complies with all SOP's and quality assurance standards pertaining to specific area.
Monitors daily animal health and welfare while performing daily animal health observations, animal husbandry duties to maintain quality and health of research animals, to include: perform daily water bottle /automatic water line and cage checks; provide appropriate food and water; perform cage changing and/or cage cleaning as required; record animal health concerns per SOP and/or specified protocols.
Maintains accurate records of animal breeding, health, and housing/isolator or support areas as required by Institute and facility.
Assists with restraint, handling and manipulation of various animal species as assigned by the on-site Supervisor or facility veterinarian.
Disposes of animal carcasses following established procedures.
Strictly follows all procedures necessary to maintain animal housing areas or semi-rigid isolator environments, including room or facility personnel entry; personnel protective equipment use, spraying in all equipment and materials into controlled areas.
Receives, inspects and puts away incoming animals; ensures and provides for sentinel animals in each rodent housing area.
May be involved in strictly maintaining and following breeding and weaning procedures to ensure appropriate production levels.
Operates equipment and uses supplies according to safety guidelines; performs general housekeeping and adheres to safety procedures.
Maintains required attendance level and adherence to work schedule in accordance with required staffing levels in order to ensure that assigned duties are completed.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education: High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required.
Experience: Entry level position but rodent husbandry experience preferred.
Certification/Licensure: ALAT eligible after 18 months.
For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.
Cares for the animals used in research and development studies. Performs duties related to the maintenance of experimental animals such as feeding and caring for animals, cleaning cages, holding animals for treatment by laboratory technician or maintaining inventory and animal identification records. Performs cleaning/sanitation of animal facility and equipment. Responsible for bio-safety and bio-security of the animals. May partner with pre-clinical investigators to assist and support veterinarians with surgery, dosing, post-op care and monitoring of animal studies.
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About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.
With over 11,000 employees within 70 facilities in 18 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2016, revenue increased by 23.3% to $1.68 billion from $1.36 billion in 2015.
At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of 70% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2016.
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Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet