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Animal Care Technician I

Req ID #: 223739

S. San Francisco, California, 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 South San Francisco, CA. 
 

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

Additional responsibilities include: 

  • Care for the animals used in research and development studies.
  • Perform duties related to the maintenance of experimental animals such as feeding and caring for animals, cleaning cages, holding animals for treatment by laboratory technicians or maintaining inventory and animal identification records.
  • You will also be responsible for bio-safety and bio-security of the animals.
  • You may partner with pre-clinical investigators to assist and support veterinarians with surgery, dosing, post-op care, and monitoring of animals studies.
 

Job Qualifications  
The following are minimum requirements related to the Animal Care Technician I position: 


  • A Bachelor's degree in Life Sciences or related discipline or CVT/LVT/RVT and no experience OR High School Diploma/GED and one (1) year related rodent husbandry and technical experience required. 
  • AALAS Certification at the ALAT level/CALAS initial preferred or within 24 months of job entry.
  
The pay for this position is $24-26 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.

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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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