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Laboratory Animal Technician (14BS)

Company: Charles River
Location: Bethesda
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

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.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. Vaccine MandateCharles River is a U.S. Federal Contractor. As a result, we must follow the Presidential Executive Order to mandate vaccinations, and ensure our employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Our main priority is the wellbeing, health, and safety of our people. We require proof of vaccination from all employees. Anyone with requests for disability-related and/or religious exemptions should contact Talent Acquisition ( so that information can be provided about the accommodation process at Charles River. About Insourcing SolutionsCharles 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.

Keywords: Charles River, Bethesda , Laboratory Animal Technician (14BS), Healthcare , Bethesda, Maryland

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