Animal Technician II:
Charles River Laboratories, Inc.

Charles River Laboratories, Inc.
Waltham Massachusetts

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 e perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.



Weekend coverage, Works as part of a team to conduct routine procedures required for vivarium operation. Primary responsibilities include animal care and husbandry, sanitization and preparation of animal housing equipment, including operation of large bulk rack washers and autoclaves. Must demonstrate strong communication skills and be able to work efficiently in individual and team settings.

Detailed Accountabilities:


o Performs weekend animal husbandry tasks for a variety of species, routine facility operations tasks, identifies & reports any abnormal findings, maintains the highest standards of animal care & welfare, and communicates progress appropriately to manager.
o Maintains daily record keeping for animals and environment.
o Operates and/or uses sanitization and sterilization equipment.
o Performs preventative maintenance and maintains service records on racks and caging equipment.
o Responsible for the process of animal supply, and receives/stores materials and supplies.
o Manages self and participates in the performance management process including providing performance feedback and coaching.
o Maintains awareness of advances and developments in laboratory animal science through continued professional development.
o Ensures own work is performed in accordance with appropriate Safety, Health and Environment (SHE), quality and compliance standards.
o Is required to work flexibly across different areas and participate in the provision of weekend, holiday and overtime hours support.
o Has core technical skills and supports in-vivo research projects. May be responsible for a small production colony or breeding program.
o Responsibilities also include more technical procedures such as animal identification, collecting biological samples, assisting scientists with requirements related to their research animals and administering medicines/compounds as directed by and at the discretion of management.


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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.

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

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