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Animal Support Technician I

Req ID #: 220326

Frederick, Maryland, USA

About this job

We are looking for an Animal Support Technician to join our Insourcing Solutions team located in Bethesda, MD.

We are looking for an Animal Support Technician to join our Insourcing Solutions team located in Bethesda, 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 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, and competitive benefits!  

What you will do! 
In this role, you will predominantly be performing cagewash/animal caretaker roles at various sites throughout the division. Duties might include tasks like daily animal observations and consumables checks, performing cage changes, providing environmental enrichment, and administering any treatments needed for a variety of animal species. You will effectively utilize existing SOPs and quality assurance standards to perform general housekeeping, as well as operate and maintain facility equipment, and assist with receipt, stocking, and maintenance of supply inventories. You may also be tasked with maintaining accurate animal health records; assisting supervisors or veterinarians with animal handling; receive, inspect, and house incoming animal shipments; assisting with breeding/weaning procedures; and possibly assist with more technical procedures (E.g. - blood/tissue collection, injections, surgical prep, anesthesia, and surgical assistance) and/or diagnostic services (E.g. – necropsy, health surveillance). You may also be asked to interact with customers on-site to take requests, handle inquiries, and collaborate on opportunities for improvement. 

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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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