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Animal Care Technician 2

Req ID #: 223323

Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

About this job

We are seeking a Research Vivarium Husbandry Animal Care Technician 2 for our Insourcing Solutions Department based in Cambridge, MA.

We are seeking a Research Vivarium Husbandry Animal Care Technician 2 for our Insourcing Solutions Department based in Cambridge, MA.

How will you have an impact?
Our shared mission is simple, but incredibly powerful. Together, we create healthier lives. Take a moment and imagine your talents contributing to improving global health and peoples’ lives. That’s a big deal, and it happens every day at Charles River. 

 

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 the Animal Care Technician 2 role, you will observe, monitor, and document the health and physical environment within the animal facility. Perform animal care and husbandry.
You may also be tasked with the following:

  • Review, comprehend and comply with all SOPs and quality assurance standards pertaining to laboratory animals for research.
  • Maintain accurate records of animal breeding, health, and housing/isolator or support areas as required by Institute and facility.
  • Perform health observations and animal husbandry duties to maintain quality of health of research animals.
  • Assist with restraint, handling and manipulation of various animal species as assigned by the on-site supervisor or facility veterinarian.
•    Perform humane euthanasia. 

  • Receive, inspect, and put away incoming animals; ensure and provide for sentinel animals in each rodent housing area.
  • May be involved in strictly maintaining and following breeding and weaning procedures to ensure appropriate production levels.
  • Operate equipment and use supplies according to safety guidelines; perform general housekeeping and adhere to safety procedures.

 

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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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