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Study Support Associate-Breeding

Req ID #:  38030
Location: 

Ashburn, VA, US, 20147

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, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

 

 

Job Summary

We are seeking a Study Support Associate-Breeding for our Insourcing Solutions site in Ashburn, VA.

 

Use established database systems to manage and track breeding and experimental animals on protocols. Perform animal husbandry and animal care support services (e.g. providing feed, water, clean cages, and daily observations of each animal). Receive, examine and properly house incoming animal shipments. Provide environmental enrichment appropriate to the species housed. Provide other minor technical support (e.g. restraining animals, collecting blood, performing injections, and clinical treatments) as directed. Utilize database for animal recordkeeping, including but not limited to, animal housing and study support. Manage transgenic breeding colonies; including, but not limited to, weans, tag and tail for genotyping, tattooing, ear punches, set-up mating’s, timed mating’s and checking for copulatory plugs, monitoring breeding performance. May require use and handling of ultrasound equipment. Assist with receiving, stocking and maintenance of all supply inventories.

The successful candidate will possess:

  • Education: High School Diploma and a minimum of two years of post-high school education. BS in Animal Science or related with Genetics coursework is preferred.
  • Experience: Minimum of two years’ experience working in a research animal facility with a minimum of one year of managing rodent breeding colonies, and performing minor technical procedures including, but not limited to injections and bleeding of rodents. Lots of flexibility here.
  • Certification/Licensure:  Achievement of ALAT certification required within one year of hire. 
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.

 

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 11,000 employees within 70 facilities in 18 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges.  Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2016, revenue increased by 23.3% to $1.68 billion from $1.36 billion in 2015.

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s 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 ~70% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2016.

For more information, please visit www.criver.com.

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


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