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Corporate Response Team 3

Req ID #:  41235
Location: 

Cambridge, MA, US, 02139

BASIC SUMMARY: 

Perform temporary assignments of supervisory, technical, training, quality assurance, caretaking, cage wash, and other duties as assigned at IS commercial or academic contract sites. 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Perform any combination of the following duties at IS client facilities, as assigned by site supervisor or client POC and in accordance with research requirements and established site SOP’s/practices:

 

  • Review, comprehend and comply with all SOP's and quality assurance standards pertaining to specific area.
  • Monitor animal health and welfare while performing daily animal health observations and animal husbandry duties to include: performing daily equipment checks; providing appropriate food and water; performing cage changing and/or cage cleaning; recording animal health concerns.
  • Maintain required attendance level and adherence to work schedule.
  • Provide environmental enrichment appropriate to species.
  • Maintain accurate records of animal breeding, health, and housing/isolator or support areas.
  • Assist with restraint, handling and manipulation of various animal species as assigned by the on-site supervisor or facility/attending veterinarian.
  • Properly dispose of animal carcasses and waste.
  • Follow all procedures necessary to properly maintain animal housing areas, including room or facility personnel entry; personnel protective equipment use, and sanitation/decontamination of equipment and materials.
  • Receive, inspect and properly house incoming animals.
  • Operate equipment and use supplies according to safety guidelines; perform general housekeeping and adhere to safety procedures.
  • Sanitize, maintain, and repair caging materials as directed. Maintain cage wash facilities in a clean and organized manner.
  • Maintain facility equipment and perform routine preventative maintenance on cage wash and autoclaves, including routine inspection of cleaning filters, roto-arms, and other critical control points as directed.
  • Assist with the receipt, stocking and maintenance of supply inventories.
  • Coordinate with client representatives and corporate/site management to facilitate and optimize quality compliance practices in overall study conduct, data collection and reporting.
  • Interact with customers as directed to resolve customer requests, inquiries, and complaints, and to provide technical assistance.
  • Provide on-site technical and/or training operations/management support at designated internal and external customer locations. Formulate teaching outlines, select teaching aids and determine instructional methods for individual training, group instruction, lectures, and demonstrations.
  • Schedule and conduct audits of contract employees and facility inspections for compliance with internal standard operating procedures, study protocols, and contract Statement of Work. Review protocols for compliance with all applicable governmental, commercial and academic site-specific regulations and client guidelines.
  • Review quality assurance records, reports and training records for accuracy and compliance with all applicable regulations and client guidelines.
  • Audit compliance with company policies, procedures and management guidelines. Provide recommendations for procedure updates as appropriate.
  • Perform technical procedures, such as blood and/or tissue collection, injections, surgical prep, administering anesthesia, and assisting with surgical procedures.
  • Perform breeding and weaning procedures to ensure appropriate production levels.
  • Prepare and submit required written records, charts, logs and inventories.
  • When on task as a supervisor, delegate work assignments and ensure completion of duties.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education:  Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in animal science or related field of study
  • Experience:  Two (2) years of animal care and handling, and technical experience with small in a research laboratory program.
  • Certification/Licensure:  AALAS certification at the Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) level.

 

  • Other (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities): Computer literacy in Microsoft Outlook, word processing and database record keeping required.  Ability to develop and maintain positive, professional working relationships with all levels of management, clients and staff. Ability to organize and prioritize multiple responsibilities and function independently, as well as within a team environment, with minimal supervision. Ability to effectively resolve problems or issues by using judgment that is consistent with standards, practices, policies, procedures, and industry regulations. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to adapt and respond timely to the needs of the assigned contract to ensure that excellent customer service is provided at all times.  

 

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

Perform temporary assignments of supervisory, technical, training, quality assurance, caretaking, cage wash, and other duties as assigned at IS commercial or academic contract sites. 

  • Review, comprehend and comply with all SOP's and quality assurance standards pertaining to specific area.
  • Monitor animal health and welfare while performing daily animal health observations and animal husbandry duties to include: performing daily equipment checks; providing appropriate food and water; performing cage changing and/or cage cleaning; recording animal health concerns.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education:  Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in animal science or related field of study
  • Experience:  Two (2) years of animal care and handling, and technical experience with small in a research laboratory program.
  • Certification/Licensure:  AALAS certification at the Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) level.

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 13,000 employees within 80 facilities in 23 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 in 2017.

 

For more information, please visit www.criver.com.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet


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Nearest Secondary Market: Boston

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