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Animal Support Technician I

Req ID #: 222418

Frederick, Maryland, USA
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About this job

We are looking for an Animal Support Technician to join our Insourcing Solutions team located in Bethesda, MD.

We are looking for an Animal Support Technician to join our Insourcing Solutions team located in Bethesda, MD

Why work at Charles River?  
We adhere to strong values, share the same mission, that together, we create healthier lives. Our culture is one of endless opportunity, purpose and creating change. We are committed to empowering our employees with the tools and programs they need to develop rewarding careers. We offer competitive benefits and excellent training programs for all our employees.

In this role, you will perform a combination of duties in client facilities, temporary assignments of caretaking, cage wash, and similar duties at any IS contract site. 

Additional details about this role:

  • Main area of support is cagewash and animal care. 
    • Animal care includes monitoring animal health and welfare while performing health observations; animal husbandry duties: daily equipment checks; provide food and water; perform cage checks and/or changes, record animal health concerns, and administer treatments as prescribed. (Variety of lab animals are possible) 
    • Cagewash support includes processing soiled caging/tanks and preparing new caging, ensure that parameters are met to meet sanitation, prepare, and set autoclave loads to designated cycle, and maintain a clean and organized cage wash area.
  • Provide appropriate environmental enrichment, assist with restraint, handling, and manipulation of various animal species.  
  • Receive, inspect, and house incoming animals, and maintain accurate records of animal breeding, health, and housing/isolator or support areas.  
  • Assist with the receipt, stocking and maintenance of supply inventories, feed, bedding, etc. 
  • Maintain facility equipment and perform routine preventative maintenance on cagewash and autoclaves. 
  • Assist with technical procedures, such as providing treatments, blood and/or tissue collection, injections, surgical prep, administering anesthesia, and assisting with surgical procedures. Assist with breeding and weaning procedures to ensure appropriate production levels.  
  • Assist with diagnostic services such as necropsy, health surveillance, etc.
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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.

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