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Animal Care Associate - Gnotobiotics - EG

Req ID #: 223751

Wilmington, Massachusetts, USA

About this job

As an Animal Care Associate for our Gnotobiotics Department in Wilmington, MA, you will be responsible for the well-being of our research animals. Your contribution will ensure the health of our animals, as well as impact the lives of patients across the world.

As an Animal Care Associate for our Gnotobiotics Department in Wilmington, MA, you will be responsible for the well-being of our research animals. Your contribution will ensure the health of our animals, as well as impact the lives of patients across the world. 

* This is a temporary opportunity with the potential to be hired as a full-time, employee*

In this role, key responsibilities may include: 

  • Maintaining the quality and health of our animals, including providing their food and water and ensuring their environment is clean. 
  • Receiving, inspecting, and putting away incoming animals.  
  • Performing health observations, administering medications, taking blood samples, and giving injections while respecting protocols. 
  • Other responsibilities, including the restocking of supplies, may be required. 


The training and development offered to our entry level Animal Care Associate’s is best-in-class and designed to help you succeed. This is an entry-level position that will allow you to gain experience and begin your career in life sciences. 

Job Qualifications: 

If you possess the following qualities, we will train you in the rest: 

  • Ability to lift and carry up to fifty (50) pounds. 
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time. 
  • Strong attention to detail. 
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment. 
  • Enjoys being part of a team. 
  • Local to the area, as this role is onsite. 


Role Specific Information: 

  • Location:  Wilmington, MA 
  • Schedule:  1st shift, some rotating weekends required
    • Monday-Thursday 6:00 am - 3:30 pm and Fridays 6:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Benefits:   401K participation/Paid Sick Time/Paid Volunteer Time off  and use of our onsite gym  

The hourly pay rate for this position is $17.00.  Please note that salaries vary within the range based on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, education, certifications, and location.

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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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