Sr. Research Study Technician - $2K sign-on bonus

Req ID #:  169193

Cambridge, MA, US, 02142

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 Sr. Research Study Technician for our Insourcing Solutions Department located in Cambridge, MA. - Position includes a $2,000 sign on bonus.

Conduct in vivo experiments in mice & rats for multiple clients. Maintain and monitor the health and physical environment of animals in research studies. Provide guidance to technicians in the day-to-day technical services within Charles River Accelerator & Development Labs (CRADL) serving as a work leader directing daily services in the absence of the Facility Supervisor. 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 Sr. Research Study Technician:

  • Monitor daily animal health and welfare while performing technical procedures.
  • Perform technical functions required by research protocols such as assist with dilution and dosing calculations;  dosing administrations (PO, SQ, IP, IM, and IV & RO); blood collections (Tail Vain, Submandibular, Orbital Sinus, Cardiac, Submental); Advanced organ necropsy and tissue collection as typically performed on toxicology studies, & profusions ; and Tumor measurements, body weights, IBD and /or EAE scoring, behavioral monitoring, etc.
  • Rodent surgical assistant skills in anesthesia monitoring, pre-surgical and post-surgical care and monitoring, compound calculations. Rodent surgical skills (subcutaneous implantations)
  • Perform and manage technical equipment operation (IVIS, Irradiator, Anesthesia etc.)
  • Provides technical procedure training to less experienced staff and CRADL Clients, and provides re-training as needed.

Job Qualifications

The following are minimum qualifications related to the Research Study Technician 2 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 two - three (2 -3) years directly related laboratory animal experience in a laboratory animal facility.  Experience as team or work lead, preferred.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Certification/Licensure: Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) certification from AALAS. Advanced certification preferred, examples include Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG), CVT, LVT, RVT, Surgical Research Technician (SRT) or Surgical Research Specialist (SRS) from Academy of Surgical Research.
  • Other: Knowledge of behavior and appearances of laboratory animals is sufficient to notice deviations from normal. Strong proficiency of in-vivo technical skills and working experience of multiple animal models. Knowledge and understanding of the following guidelines and regulations: “The Guide”, PHS Policy, and AVMA. Advanced knowledge of rodent technical skills and capability of identifying sick animals, summarizing findings, and providing medical treatment as prescribed. Ability to perform effectively under conditions of fluctuating workloads and to set priorities which reflect the relative importance of job duties. 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: Sunday-Thursday  7AM-4PM

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.  Our main priority is the wellbeing, health, and safety of our people. We require 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 - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, 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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