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Animal Caretaker II (B33)

Req ID #:  41350
Location: 

Bethesda, MD, US

For nearly 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.isabled/Vet

Job Summary

We are seeking an Animal Caretaker II (B33) for our Insourcing Solutions site located in Bethesda, MD.

The following are responsibilities related to the Animal Caretaker II:

  • Reviews, comprehends and complies with all SOP's and quality assurance standards pertaining to specific area.
  • Monitors daily animal health and welfare while performing daily animal health observations, animal husbandry duties to maintain quality and health of research animals, to include: perform daily water bottle /automatic water line and cage checks; provide appropriate food and water; perform cage changing and/or cage cleaning as required; record animal health concerns per SOP and/or specified protocols.
  • Maintains accurate records of animal breeding, weaning, health, and housing/isolator or support areas as required by Institute and facility.
  • Performs weaning and sexing as part of the animal breeding programs.
  • Assists with restraint, handling and manipulation of various animal species as assigned by the on-site Supervisor or facility veterinarian.
  • Strictly follows all procedures necessary to maintain animal housing areas or isolator environments, including room or facility personnel entry and personnel protective equipment use.
  • Receives, inspects and puts away incoming animals; ensure and provide for sentinel animals in each rodent housing area.
  • May be involved in strictly maintaining and following breeding and weaning procedures to ensure appropriate production levels.
  • Operates equipment and uses supplies according to safety guidelines; performs general housekeeping and adheres to safety procedures.

 

The following are minimum qualifications related to the Animal Caretaker II position: 

  • Education:  High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required.
  • Experience:  One or more years of related animal care and handling experience required. 

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.

  • Certification/Licensure:  AALAS certification at the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician level (ALAT) or above OR successful achievement of ALAT certification within one (1) year required.

 

About Microbial Solutions
Our Microbial Solutions business group has a comprehensive portfolio of endotoxin testing, microbial detection and microbial identification products and services is unlike any other, and has been purposefully designed to meet the complex and ever-changing needs of the industry. We help clients to ensure product safety and quality with easy-to-use yet robust testing solutions that satisfy regulatory requirements, support critical decision making and improve operational efficiencies.

 

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 13,000 employees within 80 facilities in 23 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.

 

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 80% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2017.

 

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

 

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


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