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Study Technician

Company: Charles River Labs
Location: cambridge
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, well help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

IMPORTANT: In order to be considered for this position, a resume/CV must be uploaded and submitted during the application process. Please make sure work history and education are added correctly.

Job Summary

Charles River is seeking a Study Technician 1 for their Cambridge, MA., contract site. The candidate will work closely with research scientists to support the delivery of in-vivo data to facilitate the goals of drug discovery projects through hands-on conduct of in-vivo experiments in rodents for multiple departments. Must possess strong proficiency of in-vivo technical skills and working experience of multiple animal models.

Reviews and complies with all policies, guidelines and operating procedures pertaining to the animal care and research program.
Assemble, set up, operate and maintain any necessary experimental equipment to conduct in-vivo studies.
Conduct laboratory procedures in compliance with established protocols/plans and with regulatory and laboratory requirements.
Document experimental data in technical notebooks or approved electronic files including activities undertaken, existing conditions, observed results and variation from expected data patterns.
Record, prepare and analyze data for inclusion in project reports.
With guidance from scientific management, maintain a technical knowledge and understanding in his/her assigned area of responsibility.
Able to perform the following techniques in rodents:
PO, IV, SQ, IP, IM, and IN dosing and/or inoculation techniques
Blood collection from multiple vessels or cardiac, and perfusions
Tumor measurements, body weights, IBD and EAE scoring, behavioral monitoring, etc
Rodent telemetry and physiological recordings
Necropsy, tissue and fluid collections
Rodent euthanasia using CO2, anesthesia and/or approved physical methods.
Pre-surgical and post-surgical care and monitoring.
Support study set-up, take downs, ex-vivo assays
Various diagnostic work (ELISA, whole body plethysmography, behavioral testing)
Histology (scanning, cutting, trimming and staining)
Interact with other personnel within the department, multiple research groups, to develop a network of resources to facilitate completion of assignments.
Good communication and interpersonal skills
Perform animal care and husbandry as a component of the role (Animal Technician JD) or as needed including receipt, stocking and maintenance of research supplies

Job Qualifications

Education: B.S./B.A. degree in Biological Sciences or related field, or Associates degree in veterinary technology or equivalent college level program.
Experience: Must have at least 2 years of previous laboratory animal research experience. At least one year of technical experience as detailed in the essential duties and responsibilities section.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
Certification/Licensure: LATG preferred. Veterinary technician licensure of CVT or LVT preferred.
Other: Computer literacy in word processing and database record keeping. Basic knowledge of rodent technical skills and capability of identifying sick animals, summarizing findings, and providing medical treatment as prescribed

IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position. If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV.

About Insourcing Solutions
Charles River Insourcing Solutions can streamline research by delivering operational and cost efficiencies through the strategic insourcing of GMP, GLP and non-GLP research services from discovery through safety assessment. Insourcing Solutions provides you with the ability to maintain control of your facility and expertise while leveraging available space.

About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.

With over 17,000 employees within 90 facilities in 20 countries 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. And in 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of peoples lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2019.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet.

If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

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Keywords: Charles River Labs, Cambridge , Study Technician, Other , cambridge, Massachusetts

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