Rodent Veterinary Tech:
Charles River Laboratories

29503-en_US
Charles River Laboratories
Boston Massachusetts
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.

 

 

Responsible for overseeing primarily rodent animal health, care and welfare for Animal Resources Children’s Hospital (ARCH) animal facilities.  Contribute to and participate in the facility animal health care program, as well as peri and post-procedure animal care.  Contribute to the documentation of animal health and communicate with research staff.  Provide training to both research and animal facility staff and serve as an information and technical resource for the institutional animal research community. Maintain performance levels consistent with and according to Children’s Hospital professional standards and requirements.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Review and comply with all policies pertaining to the animal care program.  Care for and maintain laboratory animals in accordance with USDA Animal Welfare Act and policies, the “Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals” and other applicable regulations and policies.
  • Work closely with the veterinarian(s) to perform daily health assessments of laboratory animals in the colony and maintain all records as needed and associated with this monitoring.  Provide animal treatments as instructed by the veterinarian(s).
  • Contribute to the preventative animal health program and the animal health surveillance program as needed, such as specimen collections and documentation, processing samples, providing summaries, conducting written and telephone communications with diagnostic laboratories, serving as contact for intra-institutional animal transfers and related responsibilities.
  • Perform technical functions required by research protocols, such as daily clinical observations and health examinations of sick animals, prior to reporting adverse findings to Veterinarian responsible for that area.
  • Provide technical skills training to the research community in support of IACUC-approved research protocols, e.g. animal handling and restraint, weaning, tail snips, ear tagging, blood and other tissues sample collection, injections, treatments, surgical preparation, pre-, peri-,  and post-operative observations, euthanasia, and assists with research procedures as directed.
  • Interact with research staff to provide technical assistance.

 

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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