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Charles River Laboratories, Inc.

Charles River Laboratories, Inc.
Baltimore Maryland

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.

Cagewash Technician

We are seeking a Cagewash Technician for our Insourcing Solutions site located in Baltimore, MD.

The following are responsibilities related to the Cagewash Technician: 

  • autoclaves, bottle fillers, and bedding dump stations.
  • Disposal of wastes in compliance with NIH/NIA and federal/state regulations.
  • Cleaning and sanitizing cagewash and ancillary areas.
  • Minor/preventative maintenance of caging and equipment.
  • Movement/delivery of feed/bedding sacks, cages, racks, pans, carts, dollies, and other




Cagewash Technician

  • Assuring that procedures and practices involving the program of animal care are appropriate for

continued AAALAC accreditation of the NIA-IRP facilities.

  • Adherence to security procedures and confidentiality requirements.
  • Ensuring performance of activities in adherence with established NIA-IRP SOPs.
  • Participating in the ongoing employee training program, with special emphasis on safety and

health training, safe work practices, and use of personal protective equipment.

  • Performing job tasks/duties in compliance with NIH/NIA policies, regulations, safety, and security


Cagewash Technician

  • Performing work in compliance with applicable safety requirements.
  • Adherence to equipment sanitation and sterilization schedules.
  • Assuring that records, log books, and other project records are appropriately and
  • Other job duties as assigned.

The following are minimum qualifications related to the Cagewash Technician position: 

·     Education & Exp:  High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required.  Six months experience in research animal care and husbandry preferred.

Job Qualifications

About Research Models & Services
Fundamental to basic research and discovery is the use of in vivo models to help identify disease targets and determine potential biological pathways that regulate the condition.  As the world’s leader in the production and distribution of the highest quality research animal, with 1 out of 2 animal models produced for preclinical research globally, we understand the importance of this step. With seven decades of experience, our expertise is unmatched, allowing us to provide you with the perfect model, including disease-specific and preconditioned options, for basic research and beyond.

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 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 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 [email protected] 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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