Animal Care Technician II
Req ID #: 217417
South San Francisco, California, USA
What you’ll do
We are looking for an Animal Care Technician II (Rodent Facility) to join our Insourcing Solutions team located in South San Francisco, CA.
How will you have an impact?
This is the moment to use your talents and imagine those talents contributing to improving global health and peoples’ lives. In the ACTII role you can do that by ensuring the health and well-being of all the animals, as well at the integrity of the research.
Why work at Charles River?
We offer an excellent onboarding program for our new employees; internal career development, competitive benefits and a $500 sign-on bonus!
What you will do!
In this role you will monitor daily animal health and welfare while performing and recording daily animal health observations/concerns. You will also perform all animal husbandry duties including cage change, set-ups, cage wash including equipment use (cage washer, autoclave, water production), sanitation and quality assurance. You will maintain accurate records of animal breeding, health, and housing. You may also be involved in maintaining and following breeding/weaning procedures to ensure appropriate production levels and manage a small breeding colony. You may also assist with restraint, handling and manipulation of various animal species as needed including receiving, inspection and housing incoming animals. Use applicable software for the tracking of animals including census and generation of cage cards.
Who are we looking for?
A candidate that possesses a High School diploma, General Education Degree (G.E.D.) or equivalent required. Bachelor's degree (B.A./B.S.) in animal or life sciences field preferred. A minimum of 1 year directly related laboratory animal experience in an AAALAC accredited facility is required. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above. AALAS certification at the ALAT level or above preferred. Proficiency with rodent identification methods, and maintaining rodent breeding records and good working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
The pay range for this position is $26-29.67 per hour. Please note that salaries vary within the range based on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, education, certifications, and location.
If you are interested in contributing to the well-being of our communities, not only across the country but around the world, please join us and BE THE DIFFERENCE!
What you’ll need
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