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Animal Health Surveillance Lead/Technician

Req ID #: 222828

Bethesda, Maryland, USA

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We are looking for an experienced Animal Health Surveillance Lead to join our Insourcing Solutions team, located in Bethesda, MD.

We are looking for an experienced Animal Health Surveillance Lead to join our Insourcing Solutions team, located in Bethesda, MD. 

In the Animal Health Surveillance Lead role, you will evaluate the health status of research animals via sample collection and sample evaluation, as well as support the daily operation of the health surveillance and parasitology labs. 

Additional responsibilities: 

  • Gather and prepare laboratory materials. Perform routine gross necropsy, and parasitology examinations of animals. Collect and prepare tissue for evaluation in the PCR, bacteriology, and parasitology labs, and examine parasitology samples. Prepare blood samples for shipment.  
  • Perform computer-based accessioning of animal and sample submissions. Input results and create reports enter in client’s database system and reconcile customer paperwork with submission documentation to ensure accuracy. May be responsible for the coordination of biological test data, GLP documentation, and departmental recordkeeping. 
  • Train departmental technicians and assist in scheduling cross support for technicians. 
  • Actively interacts with customers as required to solve customer requests, inquiries, and complaints and to provide technical assistance.  

Other duties will include general housekeeping, in addition to reviewing, comprehending, and complying with all SOPs and quality assurance standards pertaining to specific areas.  

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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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