What you’ll do
We are seeking an In Vivo Technician I for our In Vivo Team at our Safety Assessment site located in Spencerville, OH.
A Technician I is in training to perform and become proficient in on-boarding tasks, procedures, and cooperating in a team environment. The technician is learning basic tasks required to conduct a study, which may include collecting and recording data in the performance of studies. Responsible for handling and restraining animals, clinical observations, monitoring food consumption, animal husbandry, and performing accurate data collection and reporting. The technician is working under close supervision to gain proficiency
Essential Functions (The fundamental Competencies/Skills & Responsibilities of the role (products and services provided/results accomplished) include, but are not limited to, those listed:
Ensure good welfare and humane care for all animals worked with through gentle, positive human-animal interactions.
Train in on-boarding tasks which may include animal handling, sexing, and restraint on multiple species as well as feeding, watering, husbandry of multiple species. Clinical observations, acclimation observations, and body weight determination on multiple species as well as qualitative and quantitative food consumption. Specific tasks will be based on each area’s training plan and business needs.
Collect, document, review, and verify data on forms, or in electronic data capture systems.
Review documentation of functions performed as part of quality control requirements.
Use and maintain instrumentation and equipment.
Perform all other related duties as assigned.
The pay for this position is $19/hr. Please note that salaries vary within the range based on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, education, certifications, and location.
What you’ll need
Qualifications (Knowledge, Experience, Skills and Abilities required to accomplish the essential functions) include but are not limited to:
Education: High school diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D.) preferred. Associate (A.A./A.S.) or Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in a biological science, desired.
Experience: No previous experience required.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
Certification/Licensure: None, unless required by local government.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Knowledge of English.
Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities to achieve goals.
Computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Office Suite), commensurate with essential functions, including the ability to learn a validated system.
Ability to ensure that a safe working environment is maintained by observing all safety procedures and working methods by making proper use of protective clothing and equipment, and by reading, understanding, and following all safety documents issued or notified of.
Ability to ensure the integrity of the studies and fulfill the regulatory agencies requirements by performing the activities according to the Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), Business Operating Procedures (BOP) and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) rules.
Ability to work extended hours beyond normal work schedule to include, but not limited to evenings, weekends, extended shifts, and/or extra shifts, sometimes on short notice.
Ability to work under specific time constraints.
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