What you’ll do
We are looking for an Animal Care Technician II (Rodents) to join our Insourcing Solutions team located in Dixon, CA.
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 ensuring the health and well-being of all the animals, 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 monitor daily animal health and welfare while performing daily animal health observations utilizing an assigned tablet device. Perform animal husbandry duties to maintain quality and health of research animals, to include: perform daily water bottle /automatic water line and cage checks; provide appropriate food and water; perform cage changing and/or cage cleaning as required; record animal health concerns per SOP and/or specified protocols. At Dixon, you will utilize a cage change program schedule and documentation using company issued tablet devices. You will maintain accurate records of animal breeding, health, and housing. You may also be involved in maintaining and following breeding/weaning procedures to ensure appropriate production levels. You may also assist with restraint, handling and manipulation of rodents as needed including receiving, inspection and housing incoming animals. Use applicable software for the tracking of animals including census and generation of cage cards. Provide daily service to the researchers to ensure study animals receive medicated diet and/or water and any other special housing requests outlined in their study protocol. Direct communication and interaction may be required between employee and researcher. Perform a variety of technical procedures on rodents as needed, such as, ear tagging, shaving, blood collection, tissue sampling, glucose monitoring, fasting, etc.
What you’ll need
Who are we looking for?
A candidate that possesses a High School diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent required. Bachelor's degree (B.A./B.S.) in animal or life sciences field preferred. A minimum of one (1) plus years directly related laboratory animal experience required. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above. AALAS certification at the ALAT level or above preferred. Proficiency with rodent identification methods and maintaining rodent breeding records and good working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
The pay range for this position is $23.00 - 26.70 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
- 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