Animal Care Technician 2

Req ID #:  222130

Baltimore, MD, US, 21224

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 an Animal Care Technician 2 to join our Insourcing Solutions team located in Baltimore, MD
As the Animal Care Technician 2, you will provide husbandry and technical support to the investigative staff in the production and maintenance of required animal models. 


Additional responsibilities include:

•    Perform daily animal husbandry duties to maintain quality and health of research animals, including: perform daily water bottle /automatic water line and cage checks; provide appropriate food and water; perform cage changing and/or cage cleaning. Accurately document animal health concerns.
•    Monitor environmental parameters and maintain written records.
•    Assist with restraint and handling of various animal species. Safely transfer non-human primates from cage to cage. 
•    Provide support to rodent breeding program, including setting up mating pairs, weaning, recordkeeping, and performing associated technical procedures, including phenotype observations.
•    Ensures that cages are identified correctly with information regarding strain or lineage, sex and sexual status.
•    Maintain detailed breeding records indicating the birth date, animal age, and fertility data of each animal.  Responsible for computerized or manual breeding records to maintain pedigree information on each animal. Cares for potential transgenic births, determines sex, and weans when appropriate.
•    Provide animal identification, i.e. ear notching, ear tagging, and toe clipping.
•    Assist with specialized care of animals including preparation of special diets, medicated water, care of immature, aged, and special study animals. Administer drugs or treatments to animals as directed.
•    Assist research staff with logistics and scheduling of projects, and conduct research and laboratory support services.

Job Qualifications 
The following are minimum requirements related to the Animal Care Technician 2 position:

•    High school diploma or GED
•    1 year of experience working with research animals
•    AALAS certification at the ALAT level required; LAT certification or equivalent training and experience preferred


The pay this position is $20.00 USD per hour.   


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 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: Baltimore

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