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Charles River Laboratories Animal care tech 3 in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Animal care tech 3

Req ID #: 222987


Cambridge, MA, US, 02139

For 75 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.

Job Summary

We are looking for an Animal Care Technician III to join our Insourcing Solutions team located in Cambridge, MA.

How will you have an impact?

This is the moment to use your talents and imagine those talents contributing to improving global health and peoples’ lives. In this role you will maintain, monitor and document the health, production and physical environment within the customer's varied animal care environments.

Why work at Charles River?

We offer an excellent onboarding program for our new employees, internal career development, and competitive benefits.

What you will do!

• Monitor 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.

• Provide guidance and training to new and less experienced staff in normal husbandry practices and animal receipt.

• Assist Group Lead and facility managers in room and facility audits

• Maintain accurate records of animal breeding, health, and housing/isolator or support areas as required by Institute and facility.

• Assist with restraint, handling and manipulation of various animal species as assigned by the on-site Supervisor or facility veterinarian.

• Provide simple veterinary care and treatments as assigned by veterinary technician, veterinarian or manager.

• Perform rodent euthanasia via CO2 and cervical dislocation.

• Perform microchip placement in various species (i.e. rodent, rabbit, G. Pigs)

• Disposes of animal carcasses following established procedures.

• Strictly follow all procedures necessary to maintain animal housing areas, environments, including room or facility personnel entry; personnel protective equipment use.

• Receive, inspect and put away incoming animals; ensure and provide for sentinel animals in each rodent housing area. Read various identification systems (notches, microchips, toe clips)

• Operate equipment and use supplies according to safety guidelines; perform general housekeeping and adhere to safety procedures.

• Performs other duties as assigned.

Who are we looking for?

A candidate that possesses a high school diploma, general education degree (G.E.D.) or equivalent required. Two or more years directly related laboratory animal care and handling experience required.

Certification/Licensure: AALAS certification at the Laboratory Animal Technician level (LAT) or higher preferred; LAT eligibility and successful achievement of LAT certification within one (1) year of hire/promotion required.

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.

The pay range for this position is $27.00 USD per hour. Please note that salaries vary within the range based on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, education, certifications, and location.

Vaccine Mandate

This position services client(s) that requires us to ensure our employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. We will require proof of vaccination from all employees servicing client(s) with COVID-19 Vaccination requirements.

About Insourcing Solutions

Charles River Insourcing Solutions℠ can streamline research by delivering operational and cost efficiencies through the strategic insourcing of GMP, GLP and non-GLP research services from discovery through safety assessment. Insourcing Solutions℠ provides you with the ability to maintain control of your facility and expertise while leveraging available space.

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 20,000 employees within 110 facilities in over 20 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.

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 86% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2021.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to [email protected] . This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

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