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Laboratory Animal Technician II

Req ID #: 213928

Poolesville, Maryland, USA

About this job

We are looking for a Laboratory Animal Technician II to join our Insourcing Solutions team located in Poolesville, MD.

We are looking for a Laboratory Animal Technician II to join our Insourcing Solutions team located in Poolesville, MD.

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 LATII role you can do that by maintaining, monitoring, and documenting site animal care environments to support the integrity of the research.

Why work at Charles River?
We offer an excellent onboarding program for our new employees, internal career development, and competitive benefits!

What you will do!
In the Laboratory Animal Technician II role, you will use existing SOPs and quality assurance standards to perform daily and weekly health observations and husbandry duties for research animals (mice/non-human primates), support is split approximately 50/50 to each species. You will maintain accurate records of animal breeding, health, census, and housing or support areas; ensure cage cards have correct information, as well as maintaining animal housing areas; and following quarantine procedures to receive, inspect, and put away incoming animals. This role is also tasked with providing prescribed treatments to study animals; performing or assisting with restraint, handling, and manipulation of various animal species; as well as providing support to the nonhuman primate environmental enrichment and psychological well-being plan. You may be involved in maintaining and following breeding and weaning procedures to support research needs and perform tag/tail procedures as requested.

You may be asked to operate equipment, perform general housekeeping, and stock supplies; in addition, process caging and equipment through cagewash machinery and generate cage set ups. If necessary you will need to perform minor facility repairs (including fence lines and caging).

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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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