Research Study Technician II:
Charles River Laboratories

Charles River Laboratories
Boston 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.




Supports the delivery of in-vivo data to facilitate the goals of drug discovery projects through hands-on conduct of in-vivo experiments in rodents.  Must possess strong proficiency of in-vivo technical skills and working experience of multiple animal models, including expertise in some models.



  • Reviews and complies with all policies, guidelines and operating procedures pertaining to the animal care and research program.
  • Provides technical procedure training to less experienced staff and researchers, and provide re-training as needed.
  • May coordinate (or assist) or manage schedules of other team members; resolves schedule conflicts
  • Assemble, set up, operate and maintain any necessary experimental equipment to conduct in-vivo studies.
  • Conduct laboratory procedures in compliance with established protocols/plans and with regulatory and laboratory requirements.
  • Document experimental data in technical notebooks or approved electronic files including activities undertaken, existing conditions, observed results and variation from expected data patterns.
  • Record, prepare, and analyze data for inclusion in project reports.
  • With guidance from scientific management, maintain a technical knowledge and understanding in his/her assigned area of responsibility.
  • Able to perform the following techniques in rodents:
  • PO, IV, SQ, IP, IM, and IN dosing and/or inoculation techniques
  • Blood collection from multiple vessels or cardiac, and perfusions
  • Tumor measurements, body weights, IBD and EAE scoring, behavioral monitoring, etc
  • Rodent telemetry and physiological recordings
  • Necropsy, tissue and fluid collections
  • Rodent euthanasia using CO2, anesthesia and/or approved physical methods.
  • Rodent surgical skills (ie cannulations, implantations), pre-surgical and post-surgical care and monitoring. 
  • Support study set-up, take downs, ex-vivo assays
  • Various diagnostic work (ELISA, whole body plethysmography, behavioral testing)
  • Histology (scanning, cutting, trimming and staining)
  • Interact with other personnel within the department, multiple research groups, to develop a network of resources to facilitate completion of assignments.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Perform animal care and husbandry as a component of the role (Animal Technician JD) or as needed including receipt, stocking and maintenance of research supplies
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.


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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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