Research Study Technician I

Req ID #:  214134

Cambridge, MA, US, 02142

For 75 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 Research Study Technician 1 for our Insourcing Solutions Department located in Cambridge, MA.


Observe, monitor, and document the health and physical environment within the Charles River Accelerator & Development Labs (CRADL) animal facility. Conduct in vivo experiments in rodents for multiple clients to support research programs. Collaborate with the veterinary staff to ensure that the health and welfare of laboratory animals are maintained in compliance with local, state, federal and institutional guidelines, and regulations.


The following are responsibilities relate to the Research Study Technician 1

  • Routine handling, restraint, identification (including ear notching, tagging) and sexing of common laboratory animals. Ability to distinguish various common laboratory animal strains in accordance with standardized genetic nomenclature and phenotype identification.
  • Perform technical functions required by research protocols such as assist with dilution and dosing calculations;  dosing administrations (PO, SQ, IP, IM, and IV); blood collections (Submandibular, Cardiac); basic necropsy and tissue collection; tumor measurement and body weights.
  • Assist Vet Techs and Veterinarians with follow-up checks, treatments and procedure if needed.
  • Perform health surveillance sample collection procedures.
  • Actively interact with research staff to provide technical assistance.

Job Qualifications

The following are minimum qualifications related to the Research Study Technician 1 position:

  • Education: Associate degree (A.A./A.S.) in animal or laboratory science or related discipline.  Bachelor's (B.A./B.S.) Degree preferred.
  • Experience:  Minimum of six to twelve (6-12) months directly related laboratory animal experience in a laboratory animal facility.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Certification/Licensure:  Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) certification from AALAS preferred.
  • Other: Knowledge of hygienic principles and basic animal husbandry.  Knowledge of behavior and appearances of laboratory animals is sufficient to notice deviations from normal. Knowledge and understanding of the following guidelines and regulations: “The Guide”, PHS Policy, and AVMA. Skill in para-veterinary procedures to assist veterinarians and/or researchers. 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.
  • Work Schedule: Tuesday- Saturday 8;00 AM-4:30 PM


The pay range for this position is $29-32 per hour. Please note that salaries vary within the range based on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, education, certifications, and location.

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 20,000 employees within 110 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 86% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2021.


Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, veteran or disability status.


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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