Research Study Technician 3

Req ID #:  69796

Cambridge, MA, US, 02139

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 an Research Study Technician 3 for our Insourcing Solutions Department located in Cambridge, MA.


Cares for the animals used in research and development studies. Performs duties related to the maintenance of experimental animals such as feeding and caring for animals, cleaning cages, holding animals for treatment by laboratory technician or maintaining inventory and animal identification records. Performs cleaning/sanitation of animal facility and equipment. Responsible for bio-safety and bio-security of the animals. May partner with pre-clinical investigators to assist and support veterinarians with surgery, dosing, post-op care and monitoring of animal studies. Additionally, coordinates and conducts non-GLP discovery and investigative studies to quality and timelines.  Supports the delivery of in-vivo data to facilitate the goals of drug discovery projects through hands-on conduct of in-vivo experiments in rodents.  Must possess strong proficiency of multiple animal models, and the design of animal models. With appropriate supervision, may serve as a study director in the design, deliver and reporting of non-GLP discovery and investigative studies.


The following are responsibilities relate to Research Study Technician 3:

  • Able to perform the following techniques in rodents:
  • PO, IV, SQ, IP, IM, and IN dosing and/or inoculation techniques; Blood collection from multiple vessels or cardiac, and perfusions
  • Tumor measurements, body weights, IBD and EAE scoring, behavioral monitoring, etc
  • Rodent telemetry and physiological recordings
  • Necropsy, tissue and fluid collections
  • Rodent surgical skills (i.e. cannulations, implantations), pre-surgical and post-surgical care and monitoring
  • Support study set-up, take downs, ex-vivio assays
  • Various diagnostic work (ELISA, whole body plethysmography, behavioral testing)
  • Histology (scanning, cutting, trimming and staining)


The following are minimum qualifications related to the Research Study Technician 3 position:

  • Education:  B.S./ B.A. degree in Biological Sciences or related field from an accredited college or university is required
  • Experience:  Must have at least 6 years of previous laboratory animal research experience, with 4 years conducting in-vivo studies independently.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Certification/Licensure:  CVT preferred.
  • Other: Computer literacy in word processing and database record keeping.  Advanced knowledge of rodent technical skills and capability of identifying sick animals, summarizing findings, and providing medical treatment as prescribed. Ability to effectively follow verbal and written instructions and exhibit interpersonal skills that are conducive to effective communication and that contribute to a congenial work environment. Maintain positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a professional manner with coworkers, research staff, and managers. Strong organization skills and attention to detail. Strong written and verbal English communication skills. Good working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.

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.


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