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Animal Technician, In Vivo Operations

Req ID #: 220994

Stilwell, Kansas, USA

About this job

Charles River Laboratories (CRL) is seeking an Animal Technician to join our Integrated Toxicology (ITox) team at the Kansas City (CR-KAN) Site.  This site is the first of its kind, bridging CRL’s Discovery and Safety Assessment business units, while bringing automation to standard lead optimization toxicology study models to deliver rapid study results to our clients.  When you join, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. The technician is learning basic skills required to conduct a study, which include animal husbandry needs, animal handling/restraint, housing maintenance, feeding procedures; collecting data, observing the animals for health status, body weight measurements; administering doses by various methods, conducting euthanasia, and/or biological specimen collections for analysis.

Charles River Laboratories (CRL) is seeking an Animal Technician to join our Integrated Toxicology (ITox) team at the Kansas City (CR-KAN) Site.  This site is the first of its kind, bridging CRL’s Discovery and Safety Assessment business units, while bringing automation to standard lead optimization toxicology study models to deliver rapid study results to our clients.  When you join, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. The technician is learning basic skills required to conduct a study, which include animal husbandry needs, animal handling/restraint, housing maintenance, feeding procedures; collecting data, observing the animals for health status, body weight measurements; administering doses by various methods, conducting euthanasia, and/or biological specimen collections for analysis.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure good welfare and humane care for all animals, using gentle and positive human-animal interactions.
  • Perform basic skills of the department including animal handling/restraint, housing maintenance, and feeding procedures; collecting data, observing the animals for health status, and body weight measurements; administering doses by various methods, conducting euthanasia, and/or biological specimen collections for analysis. Specific skills 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.
     
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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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