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Charles River Laboratories Veterinary Technician II in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Veterinary Technician II

Req ID #: 218143


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 a Veterinary Technician II to join our Charles River Accelerator & Development Labs (CRADL) team 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 the Veterinary Technician II role, you can do that by monitoring the daily health/welfare of animals, performing daily health and clinical observations, working up animal health concerns, and keeping electronic records of clinical observations/treatments.

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 Veterinary Technician II role , you have the responsibility of performing routine clinical observations and treatments to animals in our stewardship. You will create and submit internal/external reports, review, and follow-up with the veterinary team on open health cases. In this role you will take tissue samples and conduct routine animal manipulations (e.g., dosing), and administration of fluids or other treatments as required. In addition, you will perform or obtain proficiency in specialized model support such as surgical support, post-op surgical care, and study model clinical scoring for treatment plans and endpoint evaluation. The role will give you the opportunity to recommend and perform diagnostic procedures including tissue collection and necropsy. You will act as a leader for less experienced veterinary and/or training staff and participate in onboarding new employees, as well as being an ongoing mentor, including cage-side and weekly rounds to review cases with veterinary staff.

As the Veterinary Technician II you will perform staff proficiency or researcher competency assessments as assigned, perform routine reconciliation and audit of controlled substances, and may be assigned to perform technical services on behalf of clients, and training on techniques to researchers or members of CRADL staff. Additionally, you will implement the routine health surveillance program according to CRADL SOPs, ensure all samples are collected/submitted correctly, and ensure results are returned and reviewed. Finally, you review and approve health reports from routine health surveillance within the vivarium, escalating results for veterinarian review when needed.

Who are we looking for?

A candidate that possesses an associate degree or bachelor’s degree or equivalent in animal or laboratory science, business, or related discipline. A minimum of 2-3 years of veterinary experience and 6-12 months directly related industry of laboratory animal research facility. LAT certification from AALAS, LATG, CVT, LVT, or RVT preferred. An equivalent combination of education, experience, and certifications may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.

The pay range for this position is $33-37 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.

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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