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Laboratory Animal Technician (50) $500 Sign On Bonus$$

Company: Charles River Laboratories, Inc.
Location: Bethesda
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

At Charles River, we are passionate about improving the quality of peoples lives. When you join our global family, you will help create healthier lives for millions of patients and their families.Charles River employees are innovative thinkers, who are dedicated to continuous learning and improvement. We will empower you with the resources you need to grow and develop in your career.As a Charles River employee, you will be part of an industry-leading, customer-focused company at the forefront of drug development. Your skills will play a key role in bringing life-saving therapies to market faster through simpler, quicker, and more digitalized processes. Whether you are in lab operations, finance, IT, sales, or another area, when you work at Charles River, you will be the difference every day for patients across the globe.IMPORTANT: In order to be considered for this position, a resume/CV must be uploaded and submitted during the application process. Please make sure work history and education are added correctly.
Job SummaryWe are seeking a Laboratory Animal Technician for our Insourcing Solutions site located Bethesda, MD.
The following are responsibilities related to the Laboratory Animal Technician:
Performs daily colony health examinations and clinical observations of sick animals prior to reporting adverse findings to Clinical Veterinarian.Assist with maintaining Rodent Colony Health surveillance program and submission.
Provides technical support (e.g. animal handling and restraint, weaning, tail snips, ear tagging, collect blood and other tissues samples, perform injections, treatments, surgical preparation and post-operative observations, timed mating, microinjection, and assist with research procedures as directed).
Familiarity with and ability to use various forms of anesthetic and the means of application, including Gas and Injectable.
Actively interacts with management, facility veterinarian(s) and investigators as required to solve customer requests, inquiries, and complaints and to provide technical assistance.
Provides environmental enrichment feed and other enrichment stimuli and/or provide behavioral assessments.
As needed, performs animal husbandry - which can include feed, watering, and cleaning cages as required.
Prepares and submits written reports, charts, logs and inventories as requested by Supervisor.
Assists with maintaining accurate records of animal importations, breeding, health, and housing/isolator or support areas as required by Institute and facility.
Provides quality assurance to include animal health surveillance, monitoring of the effectiveness of facility sanitation, cage washing and autoclaving procedures, monitoring of incoming animal shipments for container integrity and animal health, monitor the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), internal facility reports for monitoring deviations from pre-established parameters, other quality assurance services as deemed necessary (e.g., sentinel and cull animal submission ) by the COR.
Assists in assessing training needs, as well as, developing and presenting training for staff and investigators.Job QualificationsThe following are minimum qualifications related to the Laboratory Animal Technician position:

Education:High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required.
Experience: Two years experience in a laboratory animal facility performing animal husbandry and clinical support.
Certification/Licensure:ALAT certification and strive to become LAT certified within six months of eligibility.

IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position. If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV.
About Corporate Functions
The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.
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 clients 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 peoples 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.
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 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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