Research Veterinary Technician - $2000 Sign-on Bonus

Req ID #:  138771

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.


Come work for an organization whose passion comes from their commitment to helping you help others, where our values guide our decisions and actions; they are the standards we hold ourselves to each day. Be the Difference! CARE, LEAD, OWN AND COLLOBORATE. We offer an excellent benefits package, and the opportunity to work with an amazing team and support a research community in their research endeavors!! In addition, a $2000 Sign-on Bonus!!!!


We are seeking a Research Veterinary Technician, Rodent Services for our Insourcing Solutions site in Boston, MA.  Where you will be responsible for the daily care of lab animals in a research facility. You’ll work closely with the veterinarians to perform health assessments and maintain records in association to this. Provide treatments according to SOPs or as instructed by the vet. The VT will provide technical skills training to the research community in support of approved protocols to include animal handling and restraint, weaning, tail snips, ear tagging, blood and other tissue sample collection, injections, treatments, surgical preparation, pre-, peri- and post-operative observations and euthanasia. Train other staff on animal care and health.


You will be responsible for coordinating and processing orders for animal medications (anesthetics, analgesics, antibiotics, etc.) and will document distribution of medications and provide guidance on recordkeeping. Conduct routine inspections of animal holding rooms to ensure the health and well-being of the animals. You’ll prepare and submit written reports, monthly billing summaries (drug orders, overcrowded cage charges) as requested. Ensure that the health and welfare of the lab animals are maintained in compliance with institutional, local, state, and federal guidelines, and for regulations for the facilities.


The following are minimum qualifications related to the Research Veterinary Technician position:


  • Education: A.A./A.S in veterinary technology or equivalent college level program.  B.A./B.S. or equivalent in animal science preferred.
  • Experience: 6 to 12 months rodent (primarily mice) care and handling experience as well as veterinary technical skills required. Basic knowledge of mouse (and rat if possible) technical skills, including handling and restraint, injection and phlebotomy techniques. Must be capable of identifying sick animals and summarizing findings.
  • 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 ALAT OR successful achievement of within 1 year required. Veterinary Technician licensure of CVT or LVT is preferred.

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 ( 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 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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