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Charles River Laboratories Animal Care Technician IV in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Animal Care Technician IV

Req ID #: 220755


Cambridge, MA, US, 02142

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 IV to join our Charles River Accelerator & Development Labs team in Lexington, MA and 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 the Animal Care Technician IV role, you can do that by providing oversight and mentorship to the animal care technicians and program to ensure the health and well-being of all the animal species, as well as the integrity of the research.

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!

In the role of Animal Care Technician IV , you will assist the Animal Facility Manager in creating the daily husbandry schedule, providing backup for daily cage wash and sanitation as needed, conducting room inspections to assess animal health/cage environment, and submitting electronic record entries into Alexion’s Vivarium Management System. Furthermore, you provide leadership and guidance to the husbandry staff on operations and facility issues. This includes investigating operational concerns, gathering and compiling information, and submitting recommendations for resolution to leadership.

As the Animal Care Technician IV , you will be responsible for monitoring daily animal health by conducting observations, breeding, weaning, and manipulation of various animal species. Additionally, you will assist with animal husbandry duties to uphold the quality and health of the research animals. This involves recording animal health concerns and maintaining records of animal breeding, health, and housing/isolator or support areas. You will also be involved in restraint, and handling, as well as providing simple veterinary care and treatments. Your duties extend to receiving, inspecting, and organizing incoming animals. A working knowledge of general company and safety policies and procedures, as well as MSDS guidelines, including those related to biohazards and radioactive substances, is essential for this role.

Job Qualifications

Who are we looking for?

A candidate that possesses a high school diploma or GED is required, (a B.S. in either animal science or similar discipline preferred); has a minimum 5 years’ related animal care and handling experience in combination with facility and equipment knowledge. Prior supervisory experience or experience in a leadership role desired. LAT certification preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for what is listed.

The pay range for this position is $30-32 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.

If you are interested in contributing to the well-being of our communities, not only across the country but around the world, please join us and BE THE DIFFERENCE!

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, or 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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