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Animal Care Associate (Part-time - Weekends/Holidays)

Req ID #: 214997

Wilmington, Massachusetts, USA

About this job

We are seeking an Animal Care Associate within our Gnotobiotics department at our Wilmington, MA location.

We are seeking an Animal Care Associate within our Gnotobiotics department at our Wilmington, MA location.

This is a temporary opportunity with the potential to become a full-time Charles River Labs employee.

This is a part-time opportunity (6-8 hour shifts both Saturday/Sunday) on the weekend. 
You will be working a schedule which includes holidays (during the week) and weekends.

As an Animal Care Associate you will be responsible for the care of our small animals,  responsibilities include, feeding/watering, sanitizing primary and secondary enclosures, environmental enrichment, handling and restraint and other related tasks including assisting with the movement of animals and stocking of supplies.

If you possess the following qualities, we will train you in the rest:

  • Enjoys being part of a team
  • Has the ability to work in a fast-paced environment 
  • Pays attention to detail
  • Dependable 
  • Ability work independently 


  • Perform animal husbandry which will include feeding, watering and cleaning cages.
  • Implement breeding and sampling procedures to ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Maintain physical environment cleanliness, biosecurity and accurate department/animal records within the internal database system.
  • Comply with all Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and operating equipment and supplies per safety and ergonomic guidelines.
  • Complete other duties as required.


  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age.
  • Ability to communicate and follow direction.
  • Local to the area (no relocation)

The hourly pay rate for this position is $18.50.  Please note that salaries vary within the range based on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, education, certifications, and location.

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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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