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Charles River Laboratories Animal Care Specialist 1 ($500 sign on Bonus) in Worcester, Massachusetts

Animal Care Specialist 1 ($500 sign on Bonus)

Req ID #: 131766


Worcester, MA, US, 01608

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.

Animal Care Specialist - This position is eligible for a $500 special sign on bonus.

Take your first step towards a new career

As an Animal Care Specialist you will be responsible for the care of animals at our Discovery site, having responsibilities that include, feeding/watering, sanitizing enclosures, environmental enrichment, handling and restraint and other related tasks including assisting with the movement of animals and stocking of supplies.

If you possess the following qualities, we will train you in the rest:

  • You have a great sense of team spirit and responsibility.

  • You have a positive attitude and love to bring that energy into the lab every day to support your colleagues.

  • You have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment both independently and in a team setting

  • You concentrate on the details and can work reliably and precisely

  • You are dependable


  • Ability to communicate and follow direction

  • Local to the area (no relocation assistance provided for this position)

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds

    With plenty of room for growth, you can enjoy a long and meaningful career. In addition to a positive work environment.Take your first step, patients are waiting.

About Discovery

Discovery from Charles River is industry-proven in the successful development of novel therapies, with over 320 patents and 74 preclinical drug candidates delivered to our sponsors in the past 17 years. Backed by more than 650 scientists, our comprehensive, integrated portfolio employs the latest technology and platforms to provide chemistry, biology, and pharmacology services that support clients from the earliest stages of hit identification all the way through to IND. Our client-focused, collaborative approach creates true partnerships that anticipate challenges, overcome obstacles, and move us forward together on the journey of getting new drugs to market.

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 17,000 employees within 90 facilities in 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. And in 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.

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 85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2019.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet

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