Animal Care Technician I
Req ID #: 216786
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
What you’ll do
We are seeking an Animal Care Technician 1 for our Insourcing Solutions site located in Cambridge, MA.
In the Animal Care Technician 1 role, you will use existing SOPs and quality assurance standards to monitor, observe, and record animal health and welfare daily, as well as complete various standard animal husbandry duties. Maintain accurate records of animal breeding, health, and housing. You will follow all procedures to maintain housing areas , including room or facility personnel entry; personnel protective equipment use, spraying in all equipment and materials into controlled areas. You may also be tasked with receiving, inspecting, and putting away incoming animals; and operating equipment following all safety guidelines.
You may also be involved in the breeding and weaning program, performing various duties from weaning and sexing, to ensuring appropriate production levels are met. You will also work cooperatively with the on-site supervisor and/or facility veterinarian to assist with restraint, handling and manipulation of various animal species to include mice, rats and other rodents and possibly rabbits.
This is an amazing opportunity; don't you want to know more? This could be just the perfect fit for you, but you won't know if you don't apply, we welcome the opportunity to talk to you!
What you’ll need
- Education: High school diploma, General Education Degree (G.E.D.) or equivalent required.
- Experience: Six (6) to twelve (12) months related experience in animal husbandry.
- An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
- Certification/Licensure: None
The pay range for this position is $20-22 per hour. Please note that salaries vary within the range based on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, education, certifications, and location.
What you get
- Mental/Dental/Vision Plans
- Vacation and Holiday
- 401(k) with Company Match
- Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Value Added Programs
- Employee discount program
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Employee Recognition and Referral Program
- Employee Assistance Plan
- Fitness Reimbursement and Wellness Programs
- Paid Volunteer Time Off
- Parental Leave
About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage Contact Research Organization (CRO). Here, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people's lives. With 100 sites around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our clients' unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world.Learn More