What you’ll do
We are looking for an Animal Caretaker II 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 ACTII role you can do that by maintaining, monitoring, and documenting the health, production, and environments of all species on-site, which directly contributes towards 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 the Animal Caretaker II role, you will use existing SOPs and quality assurance standards to monitor, observe, and record animal health and welfare daily, as well as complete various standard animal husbandry duties. You may also be tasked with receiving, inspecting, and putting away incoming animals; as well as maintaining animal housing areas or isolator environments. You will also be involved in the breeding and weaning program, performing various duties from weaning and sexing, to ensuring appropriate production levels are met. You will also work cooperatively with the on-site supervisor and/or facility veterinarian to assist with various animal handling needs.
Who are we looking for?
The ideal candidate would possess a high school diploma or GED, in addition to one or more years of related animal care and handling experience. AALAS certification at the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician level (ALAT) or above, OR successful achievement of ALAT certification within one (1) year required. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
The pay for this position is $20.00-$23.00/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’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