Vivarium Support Associate I:
Charles River Laboratories, Inc.

Charles River Laboratories, Inc.
Ashburn Virginia

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.



This is your opportunity to join our dedicated team of research technicians supporting top neuroscience researchers from around the globe at one of the nation’s premiere research facilities. The research campus is located in Ashburn Virginia, a reasonable commute from Northern VA, DC, WVA and parts of MD.


Your primary role will be to provide cagewash services in support of the research vivarium.

Operate Equipment in the Cagewash Facility; including a Rack Washer, Robotic Index Washer and Autoclave, according to safety guidelines; perform general housekeeping and adhere to safety procedures. Perform user level maintenance on equipment. Sanitize, maintain, and repair caging materials as needed. Maintain Cagewash facilities in a clean and organized manner, in adherence with all SOP and facility requirements. Perform quality control measures on the equipment and maintain appropriate logs for the information. Monitor daily operation of Cagewash equipment, including proper function, and maintenance. Report any equipment malfunction(s) to the Vivarium Supervisor. Clean and sanitize animal rooms and support areas. Maintain and record appropriate data for all duties completed. Assist with the receipt, stocking, and maintenance of supply inventories. Prepare and submit required written records, charts, logs and inventories. Actively interact with customers as required to resolve customer requests, inquiries, and complaints and to provide technical assistance.


The successful candidate will possess:

Education:  High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required.

Experience:  Some sanitation experience preferred but not required.


We offer a wide range of benefits and competitive salary. This position works Monday-Friday; 7:00am to 3:30pm. Paid holidays, vacation and sick. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity.


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.

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

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