Animal Support Technician
Req ID #: 217445
Frederick, Maryland, USA
What you’ll do
We are looking for an Animal Support Technician to join our Insourcing Solutions team located in Bethesda, MD.
How will you have an impact?
This is the moment to use your talents and imagine those talents contributing to improving global health and peoples’ lives. In the AST role, you can do that by ensuring the health and well-being of all species on-site and assisting with technical procedures when necessary as well as the integrity of the research.
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 this role, you will predominantly be performing cagewash/animal caretaker roles at various sites throughout the division. Duties might include tasks like daily animal observations and consumables checks, performing cage changes, providing environmental enrichment, and administering any treatments needed for a variety of animal species. You will effectively utilize existing SOPs and quality assurance standards to perform general housekeeping, as well as operate and maintain facility equipment, and assist with receipt, stocking, and maintenance of supply inventories. You may also be tasked with maintaining accurate animal health records; assisting supervisors or veterinarians with animal handling; receive, inspect, and house incoming animal shipments; assisting with breeding/weaning procedures; and possibly assist with more technical procedures (E.g. - blood/tissue collection, injections, surgical prep, anesthesia, and surgical assistance) and/or diagnostic services (E.g. – necropsy, health surveillance). You may also be asked to interact with customers on-site to take requests, handle inquiries, and collaborate on opportunities for improvement.
What you’ll need
The ideal candidate would possess a B.S. in Animal Science, Biology, or Biological Science; with 6+ months’ experience with animal care and handling in a laboratory/similar environment desired. Alternately, candidates with an A.S. in Veterinary Technology and 6+ months’ animal care experience will also be considered. Eligibility for AALAS certification at the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) level required upon eligibility.
The pay for this position is $20.00 USD per hour.
If you are interested in contributing to the well-being of our communities, not only across the country but around the world, please join us and BE THE DIFFERENCE!
What you get
- Mental/Dental/Vision Plans
- Vacation and Holiday
- 401(k) with Company Match
- Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Value Added Programs
- Employee discount program
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Employee Recognition and Referral Program
- Employee Assistance Plan
- Fitness Reimbursement and Wellness Programs
- Paid Volunteer Time Off
- Parental Leave
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.Learn More