What you’ll do
We are seeking a Animal Care Technician II for our Insourcing Solutions site located in Washington, DC.
How will you have an impact?
In the Animal Caretaker role, you will perform animal husbandry duties including but not limited to preparation and actual changing of animal cages and related cage accessories of small and large animals, feeding and manual watering or monitoring/ testing automatic watering devices under minimal supervision. You will also perform cage wash duties as needed. Prepares caging for cagewash, including scraping floor grids, breaking down caging and dumping pans or scraping cages. Trains and mentors staff when requested. Perform daily animal health observations and reports any abnormal conditions or behavior of animals to the Immediate Supervisor, Facility Manager, Veterinary Technician, and/or Clinical Veterinarian. In addition, cleans assigned animal rooms, facility and animal care equipment and associated animal facility areas as assigned.
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 Caretaker role, you will use existing SOPs and quality assurance standards to perform daily animal health observations, as well as animal husbandry duties, to maintain quality and health of research animals. You will also need to maintain accurate records of things like animal breeding, as well as housing or support areas, and you may also be tasked with receiving, inspection, and housing of incoming animals. You may assist with restraint, handling, and manipulation of animal species, and you may become involved in the breeding and weaning procedures. Other duties may include monitoring personnel and equipment entry into various rooms, as well as operating required equipment and general housekeeping, when required.
The following are minimum qualifications related to the Animal Care Tech II position:
• Certification/Licensure: AALAS certification at the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician level (ALAT) preferred
What you’ll need
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