Study Technician 2 - Position includes a $2000 Sign On Bonus

Req ID #:  174299

Cambridge, MA, US, 02138

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

Come work for an organization whose passion comes from their commitment to helping you help others, where our values guide our decisions and actions; they are the standards we hold ourselves to each day. Be the Difference! CARE, LEAD, OWN AND COLLOBORATE.

We offer an excellent benefits package, and the opportunity to work with an amazing team and support a research community in their research endeavors!!

We are seeking a Study Technician 2 for Insourcing Solutions client in Cambridge, MA.  The candidate will support 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 in-vivo technical skills and working experience of multiple animal models, including expertise in some models.

Position includes a $2,000 sign on bonus

The essential duties of the Study Technician 2 are:

Reviews and complies with all policies, guidelines and operating procedures pertaining to the animal care and research program. 

Provides technical procedure training to less experienced staff and researchers, and provide re-training as needed. 

May coordinate (or assist) or manage schedules of other team members; resolves schedule conflicts  

Assemble, set up, operate and maintain any necessary experimental equipment to conduct in-vivo studies. 

Conduct laboratory procedures in compliance with established protocols/plans and with regulatory and laboratory requirements. 

Document experimental data in technical notebooks or approved electronic files including activities undertaken, existing conditions, observed results and variation from expected data patterns. 

Record, prepare, and analyze data for inclusion in project reports. 

With guidance from scientific management, maintain a technical knowledge and understanding in his/her assigned area of responsibility. 

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 

Tumor measurements, body weights, 

Necropsy, tissue and fluid collections 

Rodent euthanasia using CO2, anesthesia and/or approved physical methods.  

Rodent surgical skills (ie cannulations, implantations), pre-surgical and post-surgical care and monitoring.   

Support study set-up, take downs, ex-vivo assays 

Interact with other personnel within the department, multiple research groups, to develop a network of resources to facilitate completion of assignments. 

This is an amazing opportunity; don't you want to know more? This could be just the perfect fit for you, but you won't know if you don't apply, we welcome the opportunity to talk to you!

Job Qualifications

Education:  B.S./B.A. degree in Biological Sciences or related field, or Associate’s degree in veterinary technology or equivalent college level program. 

Experience:  Must have at least 4 years of previous laboratory animal research experience. At least 3 years of technical experience as detailed in the essential duties and responsibilities section. 

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above. 

Certification/Licensure:  AALAS Certification at the LATG preferred. Veterinary technician licensure of CVT or LVT 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. 

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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