What you’ll do
We are seeking an Animal Support Technician I for our Insourcing Solutions Department to provide continuing support services to our Charles River clients throughout the San Diego, CA area where you're assigned to various sites based upon need.
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 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 monitor animal health and welfare while performing daily observations and husbandry duties to include daily equipment checks; providing appropriate food and water; performing cage changing and cleaning; recording animal health concerns. You will also maintain accurate records of animal breeding, health, and housing. Assist with restraint, handling and manipulation of animals. Provide environmental enrichment appropriate to species. These experiences may involve a variety of lab animal species. Receive, inspect, and house incoming animals. Sanitize, maintain, and repair caging materials. Maintain cage wash facilities and routine preventative maintenance on cagewash and autoclaves. Assist with the receipt, stocking, and maintenance of supplies. Prepare and submit required written records, charts, logs and inventories. May be tasked to assist with breeding and weaning procedures to ensure appropriate production levels.
What you’ll need
Who are we looking for?
A candidate that possesses a High School Diploma/GED is required (a B.S. in either animal science or similar discipline preferred); has a minimum six (6) months of animal care and handling in a laboratory or similar environment desired. Obtain AALAS certification at the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician level (ALAT) upon eligibility.
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!
What you get
- Mental/Dental/Vision Plans
- Vacation and Holiday
- 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