Clinical Veterinarian, Rodent and Surgery

Req ID #:  220361

Boston, MA, US, 02115

For 75 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

Help us contribute to pediatric research! Boston Children's Hospital is focusing research on pediatric medicines and changing children's lives around the world.  Charles River Laboratories at BCH is looking for a talented, caring and committed Clinical Veterinarian, Rodent and Surgery to join our Insourcing Solutions team to contribute to these life-saving efforts. 

Why work at Charles River?  
We offer an excellent onboarding program for our new employees, internal career development, competitive benefits, and salary. 


What you will do! 
In this Clinical Veterinarian, Rodent and Surgery role, you will rotate between the Surgical Care and Rodent Clinical Support programs. Participate in the design of research projects and experiments. Confer with investigators and staff regarding the type of animal research conducted and provide advice on veterinary clinical considerations, animal health and welfare, training, procedures, census and/or care of the animals. You will provide veterinary medical services in support of the health and welfare of the animals, as well as administer, or direct the administration, of treatment(s) as appropriate. Conduct routine audits of pharmacy, surgical records, environmental enrichment, and other audits of operational tasks and provide guidance on recordkeeping. Perform and document post-mortem examination of animals-both for the purpose of providing information for a research project or in terms of determining a health issue within the facility.  
Provide training for the staff as it relates to animal care, and health. In collaboration with other Boston Children's Hospital/ARCH staff members, the IACUC and the IACUC Office administration, you will contribute substantially to the institution’s comprehensive program to provide humane care and use of research animals and help to assure compliance with federal regulations governing the care and use of laboratory animals and serve as a voting member of the IACUC.

For the Surgical Care Program, you will perform technical functions required by research protocols. Place arterial and venous central lines. Develop treatment plans for all animals including post-operative and post-procedure.  Provide anesthesia support to all surgical cases, including placement of IV catheters, intubation, and administration of anesthetic agents as well as operates a ventilator and provides full anesthetic support during procedures.

For the Rodent Clinical Support program, you will provide technical skills training to ARCH veterinary staff as well as the research community on animal handling and restraint, weaning, tail snips, ear tagging, blood and other tissues sample collection, injections, treatments, surgical preparation, pre-, peri- and post-operative observations, and euthanasia. Observe surgeries and procedures as part of the Post Approval Monitoring program. Develop standard operation procedures regarding animal care and treatment regimens for the veterinary staff to follow.  

Who are we looking for?

A candidate that possesses a DVM or a certificate of training accepted by the AVMA. Must have exposure to field of Laboratory Animal medicine; and participation in 2-5 externships during veterinary school or employment at an institution with a laboratory animal facility required. In addition, at least 1-2 years of experience with surgery and anesthesia in USDA covered species (sheep, swine, ferrets, chinchillas and/or rabbits preferred). Must have Licensure to practice vet medicine in a least 1 U.S. state. USDA accreditation required within a year of hire.

The pay range for this position is $145,000 - $160,000 USD annually .  Please note that salaries vary within the range based on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, education, certifications, and location. 



Vaccine Mandate

This position services client(s) that requires us to ensure our employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. We will require proof of vaccination from all employees servicing client(s) with COVID-19 Vaccination requirements.

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 20,000 employees within 110 facilities in over 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. 
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 86% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2021.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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 [email protected]. This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

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