Lead Rodent Veterinary Tech - $2000 Signing Bonus

Req ID #:  138794

Boston, MA, US, 02115

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.

IMPORTANT:   In order to be considered for this position, a resume/CV must be uploaded and submitted during the application process.  Please make sure work history and education are added correctly.

Job Summary

Charles River labs is seeking a Lead Rodent Veterinary Technician, for their Boston Children's hospital contract, in Boston, MA.   Position includes a $2,000 Sign on Bonus!!!


Responsible for the training of veterinary technicians in the following; animal health rounds, techniques, such as injections, asepsis, and equipment monitoring and maintenance, and veterinary duties as required.
Coordinates and assists in ensuring that there is adequate coverage for the animal health reports checks and rechecks.
Provides support to veterinary technicians to help cover areas that are lacking coverage.
Responsible for ensuring and maintaining veterinary records such as, sentinel health reports, drug log audits, inventory supply as well as ordering supplies for the veterinary group.
Assists the assistant veterinary technician with sentinel health monitoring program.
Ensures that all animal rooms are rounded on a consistent schedule, meeting with veterinary technicians weekly to discuss and ensure complete rounds are being performed.
Maintains quality performance of departmental and client objectives - including meeting/exceeding departmental standards with respect to animal health and welfare.
Support and affirm the company policy of Equal Opportunity through Affirmative Action.
Conduct routine inspection of all animal holding rooms to ensure all health issues are addressed in a timely manner, post-operative analgesia is being documented, and special logbooks are updated per protocol.
Participate in the implementation and training of site-specific standard operating procedures (SOP's), in compliance with all state, federal and industry requirements. Oversee adherence to site SOP's and all required documentation related to department.  Coordinate operations with the assistance of staff support departments and personnel.
Inspect and ensure procedural space where animal work is being conducted is being maintained by veterinary technicians through investigator communications in area of responsibility.
Actively interact with customers as required to solve customer requests, inquiries, and complaints and to provide technical assistance. Act as liaison between scientific staff and support personnel.
Practices, trains and assists in ensuring that consistent practices of general company and safety policies and procedures, including those related to biohazards, chemical hazards and radioactive substances.  Supervise in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.
Maintains required attendance level and adherence to work schedule in accordance with required staffing levels in order to ensure that assigned duties are completed.
Assists in any contract related activity, as assigned by Manager, to complete the required work.

Job Qualifications


Education:  Associate’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree
  Two to four years veterinary technical experience in a research setting.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted for the requirements as listed above.
Certification/Licensure:  AALAS certification at the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician level (ALAT) or higher or ability to successfully achieve ALAT certification within one (1) year of hire/promotion required. 

IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position. If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV. 

Vaccine Mandate
Charles River is a U.S. Federal Contractor.  As a result, we must follow the Presidential Executive Order to mandate vaccinations, and ensure our employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8, 2021.  Our main priority is the wellbeing, health, and safety of our people. We will be requiring proof of vaccination from all employees. 

Anyone with requests for disability-related and/or religious exemptions should contact Talent Acquisition (crrecruitment_US@crl.com) so that information can be provided about the accommodation process at Charles River.


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 18,000 employees within 100 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 >80% of the drugs approved by the FDA for the past 3 years.

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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