Research Veterinary Technician - $2000 Sign-on Bonus!

Req ID #:  152011

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.


Help us contribute to beating pediatric cancers! Boston Children's Hospital is focusing research on finding cures for pediatric cancer and Charles River is looking for talented, caring and committed rodent  veterinary technicians to contribute to these life-saving efforts. 

Job Summary:

We are looking for a 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 Rodent Veterinary Technician role, you can do that by being responsible for the daily care of laboratory research animals and working closely with the veterinarians to perform health assessments, treatments and maintain records. 

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!

What you will do!
In the Rodent Veterinary Technician role, you will perform health assessments, maintain records and provide treatment to the animals on protocols. You 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. 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. In this role you will provide training for the staff as it relates to animal care and health. Additionally, you will conduct routine inspections of animal holding rooms to ensure the health and well-being of the animals and will prepare and submit written reports, monthly billing summaries (drug orders, overcrowded cage charges) as requested.  


Who are we looking for?
A candidate that possesses an A.A./A.S. in veterinary technology or equivalent college level program. B.A./B.S. in animal science preferred. 6 to 12 months rodent (primarily mice) care and handling experience as well as veterinary technical skills required. Basic knowledge of mouse technical skills, including handling and restraint, injections, and phlebotomy techniques. Must be capable of identifying sick animals and summarizing findings. An equivalent combination of education/experience may be accepted as a substitute for the education/experience listed above. AALAS Certification at the ALAT or successful achievement of within 1 year required.  CVT or 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
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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