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Animal Support Technician ($2K Signing Bonus) at Charles River Laboratories

Animal Support Technician ($2K Signing Bonus)

Charles River Laboratories Frederick, MD (On Site) Full-Time

Animal Support Technician ($2K Signing Bonus)

Req ID #: 196992


Frederick, MD, US, 21701

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, 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

We are looking for anAnimal Support Technicianto join ourInsourcing Solutionsteam locatedinBethesda, MD.

How will you have an impact?

This is the moment to use your talents and imagine those talents contributing to improving global health and peoples lives. In the AST role, you can do that by ensuring the health and well-being of all species on-site and assisting with technical procedures when necessary as well as the integrity of the research.

Why work at Charles River?

We offer an excellent onboarding program for our new employees, internal career development, and competitive benefits!

What you will do!

In this role, you will predominantly be performing cagewash/animal caretaker roles at various sites throughout the division. Duties might include tasks like daily animal observations and consumables checks, performing cage changes, providing environmental enrichment, and administering any treatments needed for a variety of animal species. You will effectively utilize existing SOPs and quality assurance standards to perform general housekeeping, as well as operate and maintain facility equipment, and assist with receipt, stocking, and maintenance of supply inventories.

You may also be tasked with maintaining accurate animal health records; assisting supervisors or veterinarians with animal handling; receive, inspect, and house incoming animal shipments; assisting with breeding/weaning procedures; and possibly assist with more technical procedures (E.g. - blood/tissue collection, injections, surgical prep, anesthesia, and surgical assistance) and/or diagnostic services (E.g. necropsy, health surveillance). You may also be asked to interact with customers on-site to take requests, handle inquiries, and collaborate on opportunities for improvement.

Who are we looking for?

The ideal candidate would possess a B.S. in Animal Science, Biology, or Biological Science; with 6+ months experience with animal care and handling in a laboratory/similar environment desired. Alternately, candidates with an A.S. in Veterinary Technology and 6+ months animal care experience will also be considered. Eligibility for AALAS certification at the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) level required upon eligibility.

If you are interested in contributing to the well-being of our communities, not only across the country but around the world, please join us andBE THE DIFFERENCE!

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 Mandate

This position services client(s) that requires us to ensure our employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. We will require proof of vaccination from all employees servicing client(s) with COVID-19 Vaccination requirements.

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 20,000 employees within 110 facilities in over 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.

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 86% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2021.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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 [ Email address blocked ] - Click here to apply to Animal Support Technician ($2K Signing Bonus). 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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