Study Technician II

Req ID #:  217262

Cambridge, MA, US, 02139

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 looking for a Study Technician 2 to join our Insourcing Solutions team, located in Cambridge, MA.

How will you have an impact?
This is the moment to use your talents and imagine those talents contributing to improving global health and peoples’ lives. In the Study Technician 2 role, you can do that by supporting the delivery of in-vivo data to facilitate the goals of drug discovery projects through hands-on conduct of in-vivo experiments in rodents. 

Why work at Charles River? 
We offer an excellent onboarding program for our new employees; internal career development, and competitive benefits.

What you will do!
In the Study Technician 2 role, you review and comply with all policies, guidelines and operating procedures pertaining to the animal care and research program and record, prepare, and analyze data for inclusion in project reports. In addition, conduct laboratory procedures in compliance with established protocols/plans, 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. 


As a Study Tech 2, you must be 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, and rodent euthanasia using CO2, anesthesia and/or approved physical methods.


All employees are required to maintain performance levels consistent with and according to company standards and ensure that the health and welfare of the lab animals are maintained in compliance with institutional, local, state, and federal guidelines, and for regulations for the facilities.

Who are we looking for?

A candidate that possesses a high school diploma or general education degree is required; B.S/B.A. degree in Biological Sciences or related field, or associate degree in veterinary technology or equivalent college level program. Must have at least 4 years of previous laboratory animal research experience. At least 3 years of technical experience as detailed in the above section. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above. AALAS Certification at the LATG preferred. Veterinary technician licensure of CVT or LVT preferred. 


The pay for this position is $35.00 USD per hour. 

If you are interested in contributing to the well-being of our communities, not only across the country but around the world, please join us and BE THE DIFFERENCE!

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 [email protected]. 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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