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Animal Care Technician I

Req ID #: 221223

Bethesda, Maryland, USA

About this job

Job Summary  We are looking for an Animal Care Technician I to join our Insourcing Solutions team located in Hamilton, MT.

Job Summary 
We are looking for an Animal Care Technician I to join our Insourcing Solutions team located in Hamilton, MT.

    

Why work at Charles River?   
We adhere to strong values, share the same mission, that together, we create healthier lives. Our culture is one of endless opportunity, purpose and creating change. We are committed to empowering our employees with the tools and programs they need to develop rewarding careers. We offer competitive benefits and excellent training programs for all our employees. 

What you will do!  

In the Animal Care Technician I role, you will work with our research animals to ensure they are well cared for, including: 

Providing food & water. 

Ensuring cages are clean. 

Performing and recording daily animal health checks. 

Handing & restraining animals for injections 

Learning & applying quality assurance standards  

Examining new animals that arrive at the site & helping them to settle in 

Future opportunities! 
Learn & become involved in breeding of multiple animal species. 

  

Who are we looking for?  
The ideal candidate will possess a high school diploma or GED with six months of animal experience (e.g., dog walking, pet sitting, kennel attendant, vet assistant, farm hand, 4-H background, pet store worker).  

Must be successful in obtaining the ALAT (Assistant Lab Animal Technician) Certification within 1-2 years of eligibility.   

  

The pay for this position is $20.00 USD per hour. Schedule includes alternating weeks of M-Th: 7AM-5:30PM & M-F: 7AM-3:30PM.

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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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