Research Support Specialist- Surgery Technician

Req ID #:  94311
Location: 

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.

Research Support Specialist- Surgery Technician

  • Review, comprehend and comply with all SOP's and quality assurance standards pertaining to rodent and rabbit surgery, operation within the vivarium, animal health monitoring, and related tasks.
  • Performs in a lead role daily, will be required to train and mentor staff.
  • Instruct facility required animal handling and restraint classes for new animal users.
  • Assist with teaching the basic rodent surgery training course, using both didactic and hands-on methods.
  • Assist with coordinating the logistics for in-house surgery training, to include ensuring appropriate equipment, supplies, and other training materials are on hand and positioned, scheduling of staff for participation in classes, and appropriate documentation of training

Long Description

  • Provide rodent surgical support that includes pre-, intra- and post-surgery tasks.
  • Assist in scheduling students for outside NIH surgery courses.
  • Ensure proper stockage of materials, maintenance scheduling for equipment, sanitization, and related tasks.
  • Interface with research staff to assist with logistics and scheduling of projects.
  • Perform animal health assessments and carry out veterinary prescribed treatments.
  • May be required to perform irradiation, transponder insertion, oral gavage, oral dosing, injections, blood withdrawals, tissue biopsy, identification and necropsies.

Long Description

  • Perform routine husbandry duties per managements request.
  • Maintain all related logs and spreadsheets for data storage.
  • Comply with safety policies, procedures and SDS guidelines, including those related to biohazards and radioactive substances.
  • Maintain required attendance level and adherence to work schedule in accordance with required staffing levels in order to ensure that assigned duties are completed by established deadlines or in the absence of formal deadlines, within a reasonable timeframe.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Research Support Specialist- Surgery Technician

The following are minimum qualifications related to the Research Support Specialist position: 

  • Education:  HS diploma or GED equivalency required. Experience/Certification:  1-year experience with research animals to include training or experience in performing rodent surgical training procedures + LAT certification OR Bachelor of Science in Animal Science or similar + 3 years of experience working with research animals to include training or experience in performing basic rodent surgical training procedures OR 10-13 years of experience working with research animals, to include training or experience in performing basic rodent surgical training procedures.  

About Research Models & Services
Fundamental to basic research and discovery is the use of in vivo models to help identify disease targets and determine potential biological pathways that regulate the condition.  As the world’s leader in the production and distribution of the highest quality research animal, with 1 out of 2 animal models produced for preclinical research globally, we understand the importance of this step. With seven decades of experience, our expertise is unmatched, allowing us to provide you with the perfect model, including disease-specific and preconditioned options, for basic research and beyond.


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 17,000 employees within 90 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 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.

 

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 2019.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity

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

 

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 crrecruitment_US@crl.com. This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

 

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

   


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