Animal Support Technician I
Req ID #: 208032
South San Francisco, California, USA
What you’ll do
We are seeking an Animal Support Technician I for our Insourcing Solutions Department to provide continuing support services to our Charles River clients throughout the South San Francisco, CA area where you're assigned to various sites based upon need.
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 AST role, you can do that by ensuring the health and well-being of all species on-site and assisting with technical procedures when necessary as well as 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!
The AST1 will learn, train and support cagewash and animal care processes, to include monitoring animal health and welfare while performing daily animal health observations and animal husbandry duties to include performing daily equipment checks; providing appropriate food and water; performing cage changing and/or cage cleaning; recording animal health concerns. Provide environmental enrichment appropriate to species. These experiences may involve a variety of lab animal species. May be tasked to assist with breeding and weaning procedures to ensure appropriate production levels. Maintain an organized and clean work environment. Attend and participate in on-the-job and classroom training sessions and complete all assigned computer-based safety and professional development training. Communicate procedural questions and self-identified training deficiencies to team lead or supervisor. Interact with customers as directed to resolve customer requests, inquiries, and complaints, and may be tasked to provide technical assistance.
Who are we looking for?
A candidate that possesses a High School diploma/GED or equivalent (a B.S. in either Biology, Animal Science or Life Sciences preferred) and a minimum of 6 months of animal care and handling in a laboratory or similar environment desired. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above. To obtain AALAS Certification at the ALAT level upon eligibility.
The pay range for this position is $22 - 25 USD per hour. Please note that salaries vary within the range based on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, education, certifications, and location.
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
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