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Animal Care Technician II

Req ID #: 209160

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

About this job

We are seeking an Animal Care Technician 2 for our Insourcing Solutions Department located in Boston, MA.

We are seeking an Animal Care Technician 2 for our Insourcing Solutions Department located in Boston, MA.

We offer an excellent benefits package, and the opportunity to work with an amazing team and support a research community in their research endeavors!! Position includes a $1,000 sign on bonus. 

Observe, monitor and document the health and physical environment within the client’s animal facility. Perform animal care and husbandry, including receiving, cage wash duties and sanitation.

The following are responsibilities relate to the Animal Care Technician 2:

  • Monitor daily animal health and welfare while performing daily animal health observations. Perform animal husbandry duties to maintain quality and health of research animals, to include: perform daily water and cage checks; provide appropriate food and water; perform cage changing and/or cage cleaning as required; record animal health concerns per SLP and/or specified protocols. 
  • Perform daily cage wash duties and sanitation.  Follows sanitization schedules within vivarium.
  • Provide basic start up and shut down procedures on equipment (cage washer, autoclave, water production)
  • Perform quality assurance measures (temperature temps, watering testing, BIs, RODAC and/or ATP monitoring) and maintain such records.
  • Maintain accurate records of animal breeding, health, and housing including for any support areas.
  • May be involved in maintaining and following breeding and weaning procedures to ensure appropriate production levels. Able to manage a small breeding colony.
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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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