Rodent Veterinary Tech 2

Req ID #:  74514

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.

Job Summary

We are seeking a Rodent Veterinary Technician 2. for our Insourcing Solutions Department located in Boston, MA.

Responsible for overseeing primarily rodent animal health, care and welfare for Animal Resources Children’s Hospital (ARCH) animal facilities.  Contribute to and participate in the facility animal health care program, as well as peri and post-procedure animal care.  Contribute to the documentation of animal health and communicate with research staff.  Provide training to both research and animal facility staff and serve as an information and technical resource for the institutional animal research community. Maintain performance levels consistent with and according to Boston Children’s Hospital professional standards and requirements.

The following are minimum qualifications related to the Veterinary Technician 2 position:

  • Education:  Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Science or Veterinary Technology or Associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology or equivalent college level program preferred.
  • Experience:  Two or more years related rodent (primarily mice) care and handling experience as well as veterinary technical skills required. Experienced and proficient in mouse and rat technical skills, including handling, restraint, gavage, injection and phlebotomy techniques. Capable of training others in aseptic technique for rodent surgery. Must be skilled in identifying sick animals, summarizing findings, treatments according to the SOP.
  • 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); AALAS certification at the LAT level is preferred.  Veterinary Technician licensure of CVT or LVT is preferred. 
  • Other: Basic knowledge of rodent technical skills and capability of identifying sick animals, summarizing findings, and providing medical treatments as prescribed. Computer literacy in word processing and database record keeping preferred. Must be able to follow verbal and written instructions and exhibit interpersonal skills that are conducive to effective professional communication and that contribute to a congenial work environment. Maintains positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a professional manner with clients, customers, coworkers, and supervisors. Ability to work independently in a responsible manner and serve as an effective team member.

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 17,000 employees within 90 facilities in 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. And in 2019, revenue increased  to $2.62 billion.


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 ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2019.


Equal Employment Opportunity 

Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet