Animal Care Technician 2:
Charles River Laboratories

29181-en_US
Charles River Laboratories
Charlotte North Carolina
Biotech
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.

 

 

Monitor daily animal health and welfare while performing daily animal health observations. Perform animal husbandry duties to maintain quality and health of research animals, to include: perform daily water bottle/automatic water line and cage checks; provide appropriate food and water; perform cage changing and/or cage cleaning as required; record animal health concerns per SOP/protocol. Peform daily cagewash duties; maintain accurate records of animal breeding, health, and housing/isolator or support areas as required. Assist with restraint, handling and manipulation of various animal species. Recieve, inspect and put away incoming animals; ensure and provide for sentinel animal in each rodent housing area. May be involved in maintaining and following breeding and weaning procedures to ensure appropriate production levels

 

Under veterinary supervision, administers medications per veterinary order. Performs, according to standard operational procedures, all types of animal euthanasia. Under veterinary supervision, performs pre-operative anesthetic induction, intra-operative anesthetic monitoring, and post-operative monitoring of all research animals on routine and non-routine research protocols. Prepares the pre-operative room, the operating room, and the recovery rooms according to standard operating procedures and research protocols. Prepares surgical instrument packs according to standard operating procedures and research protocols. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education:   High School diploma or General Education degree required. Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) in animal or life sciences field preferred.
  • Experience:  Minimum of two year's directly related lab animal experience in an AAALAC accredited facility. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Certification/Licensure:  AALAS certification at the ALAT level or above required or equivalent certication as a Veterinary Technician with the eligibility to complete the ALAT within 6 months of hire. ALAT exam study materials provided and exam paid for.

 

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 11,000 employees within 70 facilities in 18 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 2016, revenue increased by 23.3% to $1.68 billion from $1.36 billion in 2015.

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 ~70% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2016.

For more information, please visit www.criver.com.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet

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