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Animal Care Technician I

Req ID #: 215708

San Diego, California, USA

About this job

We are looking for an Animal Care Technician I (Rodent Facility) to join our Insourcing Solutions team located in San Diego, CA.

We are looking for an Animal Care Technician I (Rodent Facility) to join our Insourcing Solutions team located in San Diego, 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 ACTI 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 daily animal health observations. Perform animal husbandry duties to maintain quality and health of research animals, to include: perform daily water and cage checks; provide appropriate food and water; perform cage changing and/or cage cleaning as required; record animal health concerns. Capable to changing 1000 complete cage set-ups on a weekly basis. Perform daily cage wash duties and sanitation.  Follows sanitization schedules within vivarium. Provide basic start up and shut down procedures on equipment (cage washer, autoclave, water production). Strictly follow all procedures necessary to maintain animal housing areas. Receive, inspect and house incoming animals. Use applicable software for the tracking of animals including census and generation of cage cards. You may also be involved in maintaining and following breeding and weaning procedures to ensure appropriate production levels. 

Who are we looking for?

A candidate that possesses a High school diploma, General Education Degree (G.E.D.) or equivalent required. 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 within 12 months of employment.

The pay range for this position is $20.00 - 22.00 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.

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!

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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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