Laboratory Animal Technician (TB3)
Req ID #: 110632
Bethesda, MD, US, 20892
At Charles River, we are passionate about improving the quality
of people's lives. When you join our global family, you will help
create healthier lives for millions of patients and their
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
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
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
We are seeking a Laboratory Animal Technician for our Insourcing
Solutions site located Bethesda, MD.
The following are responsibilities related to the Laboratory
Performs daily colony health examinations and clinical
observations of sick animals prior to reporting adverse findings to
- 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
- Assists in assessing training needs, as well as, developing and
presenting training for staff and investigators.
The following are minimum qualifications related to the
Laboratory Animal Technician position:
- Education: High school diploma or general education degree
- 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
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
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
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
Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer -
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submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources
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