What you’ll do
We are seeking an Animal Care Associate to work in our Embryology Department in Wilmington, MA As an Animal Care Associate, you will be responsible for the well-being of our research animals. Your contribution will ensure the health of our animals, as well as impact the lives of patients across the world.
* This is a temporary opportunity with the potential to be hired as a full-time, employee*
In this role, key responsibilities may include:
- Maintaining the quality and health of our animals, including providing their food and water and ensuring their environment is clean.
- Assist in restocking supplies required for animal maintenance.
- Receiving, inspecting, and putting away incoming animals.
- Performing health observations, administering medications, taking blood samples, and giving injections while respecting protocols.
- Injection of gonadotrophins to prepare animals for germ-cell or embryo collection.
- Setting up matings and performing plug checks.
- Transfer of animals for use in embryology lab procedures and dissection of reproductive tracts.
- Maintenance of pseudo-pregnant female/vasectomized male colony isolators.
- Availability to work on weekends once a month and on holidays may be required.
- Perform all other related duties as assigned.
- Ability to lift and carry up to fifty (50) pounds.
- Ability to stand for extended periods of time.
- Strong attention to detail.
- Comfortable working in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment.
- Enjoys being part of a team.
- Local to the area, as this role is onsite.
- Location: Wilmington, MA
- Schedule: Monday - Friday - 1st shift, work on weekends may be required.
- Benefits: 401K participation/Paid Sick Time/VTO and use of our gym onsite
The hourly pay rate for this position is $18.00. Please note that salaries vary within the range based on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, education, certifications, and location.
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