Lead Research Veterinary Tech - $2000 Sign-on Bonus

Req ID #:  138794

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.

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

We are looking for a Lead Veterinary Technician to join our Insourcing Solutions team, located in Boston, MA.


How will you have an impact?

This is the moment to use your talents and imagine those talents contributing to improving global health and peoples’ lives. In the Lead Rodent Veterinary Technician role, you can do that by providing direction and leadership for the daily operations of the Rodent Services veterinary program, collaborating with husbandry staff to ensure the health and welfare of the lab animals in addition to the integrity of the research. 


Why work at Charles River?

We offer an excellent onboarding program for our new employees; internal career development, competitive benefits, and this position offers a $2,000 sign-On Bonus and Relocation Assistance, if needed!!


What you will do!

In the Lead Rodent Vet Tech role, you will write and participate in the implementation and training of SOPs as well as oversee adherence to these SOPs. The Lead RVT is responsible for the onboarding and ongoing training of veterinary technicians in areas such as animal assessments/rounds, basic techniques, use of veterinary drugs, equipment monitoring/maintenance and other vet duties. In addition, provide technical skills training to the VTs and research community in support of approved protocols, such as animal handling/restraint, weaning, tail snips, ear tagging, blood/tissue sample collection, injections, treatments, surgical preparation, pre-, peri-, and post-op observations and euthanasia. You will coordinate veterinary technical staff to ensure there is adequate coverage for the animal health reports. It will be necessary to conduct routine audits of animal holding rooms and procedure spaces to ensure the health and well-being of the animals; as well as ensuring the vet techs are completing rounds.


You will perform daily clinical observations, health examinations of sick animals and provide treatments per SOP; in addition, ensuring and maintaining veterinary records such as, sentinel health reports, drug log audits, inventory supply as well as ordering supplies for the veterinary group. The LRVT will contribute to both the preventative animal health and animal surveillance program, such as specimen collection, processing samples, providing summaries and conducting communications with diagnostic labs.  Participate and present in management meetings, and other groups/meetings and interact with research staff to provide solve problems, and address requests and inquiries. 

Job Qualifications

Who are we looking for?

A candidate that possesses a bachelor’s degree in animal science or equivalent is required plus 2-4 years related rodent care and handling experience as well as veterinary technical skills in a research setting. Direct experience working with mice and rats including the ability to perform health assessments, common injection techniques, gavage, phlebotomy techniques, use of injectable and gas anesthesia, training aseptic techniques for rodent surgery.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted for the requirements listed above. AALAS certification at the Laboratory Animal Technician level (LAT) or higher, CVT/LVT preferred. 


If you are interested in contributing to the well-being of our communities, not only across the country but around the world, please join us and BE THE DIFFERENCE!

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

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 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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