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Animal Care Technician I (TB3)

Req ID #: 222979

Rockville, Maryland, USA

About this job

Why work at Charles River?    We adhere to strong values, share the same mission, that together, we create healthier lives. Our culture is one of endless opportunity, purpose and creating change. We are committed to empowering our employees with the tools and programs they need to develop rewarding careers. We offer competitive benefits and excellent training programs for all our employees.

Why work at Charles River?   
We adhere to strong values, share the same mission, that together, we create healthier lives. Our culture is one of endless opportunity, purpose and creating change. We are committed to empowering our employees with the tools and programs they need to develop rewarding careers. We offer competitive benefits and excellent training programs for all our employees.

We are seeking an Animal Care Technician I to join our Insourcing Solutions team located in Rockville, MD.
  

As the Animal Care Technician I, you will work with our research animals to ensure they are well cared for. 
 
Additional responsibilities include: 

  • Providing food & water. 
  • Ensuring cages are clean. 
  • Performing and recording daily animal health checks. 
  • Handing & restraining animals for injections 
  • Learning & applying quality assurance standards  
  • Examining new animals that arrive at the site & helping them to settle in 
  • Learn & become involved in breeding of multiple animal species. 
  • High school diploma or GED 
  • Six months of animal experience (e.g., dog walking, pet sitting, kennel attendant, vet assistant, farm hand, 4-H background, pet store worker) 
  • Must be successful in obtaining the ALAT (Assistant Lab Animal Technician) Certification within 1-2 years of eligibility 
  
The pay for this position is $20-22/hour USD per hour. Please note that salaries vary within the range based on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, education, certifications and locations. Schedule: Monday through Friday 7AM-3:30PM. Must be available some weekend and holidays if necessary 
 

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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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