Research Technician Assistant, Weekends (TRAIN 1ST SHIFT 15-19 WEEKS) PAY DIFFERENTIAL

Req ID #:  174815

Ashland, OH, US, 44805

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.

We are seeking an experienced Research Technician Assistant for our Safety Assessment site located in Ashland, OH.

SIGN ON BONUS $1000.00

Candidates will train 15-19 weeks 1ST SHIFT (TUES-FRI 6AM-430PM) BEFORE GOING TO WEEKENDS OF FRI-SUN OR SAT-MON 6AM-630PM 10% PAY INCREASE) hourly rate $19/hour on 1st shift training- once training complete will go to $20.90/hour on weekends.


The Research Technician Assistant will collect and record data with minimal supervision in the performance of studies. Responsible for handling and restraining animals, clinical obsercations, sample collection, monitoring food consumption, animal husbandry, and performing accurate data collection and reporting. Administer test substances by various basic methods. 

The following are minimum requirements related to the Research Technician Assistant position: 

  • Education: High school diploma or General Equivalent Degree (G.E.D.). Bachelor's preferred (B.S.) or equibalent in animal or life science or related discipline. 
  • Experience: 6 months to 1 year related experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above. 
  • Certification/Licensure: ALAT preferred
  • Other: Ability to handle common laboratory species. Proficient in basic technical skills and the operation of data collection equipment. Knowledge of GLPs and other federal regulations and guidelines relating to the care of laboratory animals. Basic understanding of study design and protocols. 
  • Please note, in this role, you may be required to:

  • Walk up to 10 miles per day on cement floors
  • Push caging that could weigh up to 800 lbs.
  • Spend a significant amount of time bending and/or on your knees
  • Lift up to 50 lbs., possible over the head
  • Wear a respirator in a warm environment (must be clean shaven to properly wear a respirator)
  • Work in close proximity to rodents and rabbits that may result in sensitization to allergens or exacerbate preexisting allergies

About Safety Assessment
Charles River is committed to helping our partners expedite their preclinical drug development with exceptional safety assessment services, state-of-the-art facilities and expert regulatory guidance. From individual specialty toxicology and IND enabling studies to tailored packages and total laboratory support, our deeply experienced team can design and execute programs that anticipate challenges and avoid roadblocks for a smooth, efficient journey to market.  Each year approximately 120 investigational new drug (IND) programs are conducted in our Safety Assessment facilities.


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 14,000 employees within 80 facilities in 20 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 2018, revenue increased by 22% to $2.27 billion from $1.86 billion in 2017.

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 ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2018.


Equal Employment Opportunity 


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


Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Mansfield

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