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Animal Care Technician 1

Company: Charles River
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

For 75 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, we'll 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 SummaryWe are seeking an Animal Care Technician 1 for our Insourcing Solutions site in Cambridge, MA. The essential duties of the Animal Care Technician are:--- Perform routine animal husbandry and welfare duties as directed for rodents, rabbits, dogs and non-human primates.--- Perform minor clinical treatments as ordered by Veterinarian, Treatments will be limited to oral medications (pills or capsules), application of topical treatments, administration of eye ointment, provision of gelled water source or pellet feeding on cage floor (rodents), and routine nail trimming (dogs/rabbits) --- Supply appropriate food and water for animals housed in the vivarium --- Clean and provide animal housing and associated materials/equipment within assigned animal rooms --- Observe and report status of animal health, food and water consumption, appearance, behavior; and provide support in animal health monitoring --- Observe and record vivarium environmental conditions --- Perform sanitation duties within assigned animal rooms and vivarium areas --- Maintain and perform housekeeping of facility support areas --- Serve as primary cage wash technicians --- Support cage wash equipment operations and maintenance --- May receive animal deliveries as required --- May provide training support for new Charles River employees in the duties and responsibilities of animal care and facility operations --- May facilitate AALAS learning and development opportunities for CRL employees --- Adhere to Charles River and client departmental safety policies and departmental SOPs and guidelines while demonstrating competency in facility safety protocols --- Establish and maintain appropriate and quality communication, teamwork, collaboration, and cooperation --- Access and perform basic computer based tasks such as email, online forms, web-based training and other basic programs Job QualificationsEducation: High school diploma, General Education Degree (G.E.D.) or equivalent required. Bachelor's degree (B.A./B.S.) in animal or life sciences field preferred.--- Experience: Minimum of one year directly related laboratory animal experience in an AAALAC accredited facility.--- An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.--- Certification/Licensure: AALAS certified as ALAT within 18 months of hire. 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. Vaccine MandateCharles River is a U.S. Federal Contractor. As a result, we must follow the Presidential Executive Order to mandate vaccinations, and ensure our employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Our main priority is the wellbeing, health, and safety of our people. We require proof of vaccination from all employees. Anyone with requests for disability-related and/or religious exemptions should contact Talent Acquisition ( so that information can be provided about the accommodation process at Charles River. About Insourcing SolutionsCharles River Insourcing SolutionsSM 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 SolutionsSM provides you with the ability to maintain control of your facility and expertise while leveraging available space.

Keywords: Charles River, Cambridge , Animal Care Technician 1, Professions , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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