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Animal Care Technician I

Req ID #: 217559

Irvine, California, USA

About this job

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

We are looking for an Animal Care Technician I (Rodent Facility) to join our Insourcing Solutions team located in Irvine, 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 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, and competitive benefits.

What you will do!

In this role, you will provide general husbandry and perform cage change procedures following customer Guidance Documents. Perform daily health observations with demonstrated ability to recognize and report abnormalities and common signs of illness. Handle and restrain rodents. Maintain accurate records. Perform routine facility sanitation procedures. Prepare and stock room supplies. Perform sentinel husbandry procedures to include assisting in receiving, housing and shipping sentinel animals as requested. Assist in receiving process; monitor the inventory and provide order requests for animal food, bedding and enrichment. Provide logistical support, standard supplies and caging/ equipment for investigators. May provide study support on non-invasive techniques including, but not limited to, animal fasting, body weight, food and water measurement, mating, plug check, etc. Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Who are we looking for?

A candidate that possesses a Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences or related discipline or CVT/LVT/RVT and no experience OR High School Diploma/GED and one (1) year related husbandry and technical experience required.  AALAS certification at the ALAT level/CALAS initial level preferred.

The pay range for this position is $21.50-22.50 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.

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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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