Veterinary Technician

Req ID #:  87541
Location: 

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 a Veterinary Technician, for our Insourcing Solutions Department located in Cambridge, MA, CRADL facility.

The Veterinary Technician, under the directions of the veterinarian, will be responsible for the monitoring, documentation and triage of laboratory animal health cases (rodents). May also perform technical in-vivo procedures.

•   Assists in overseeing and maintaining quality performance of client objectives inclusive of: meeting/exceeding company standards with respect to animal health and welfare, facility and equipment condition, housekeeping, sanitation levels and environmental health, safety and security within the vivarium by compliance to state, federal and Cambridge Health department requirements as well as CRL quality assurance standards.

•   Monitors daily animal health and welfare while performing daily animal health and clinical observations. Performs animal husbandry duties to maintain quality and health of research animals, to include: observation and provision of daily water bottle and feed; perform cage changing and/or cage cleaning as required; record animal health concerns per SOP and/or specified protocols.
•   Completes veterinary services activities for research animals inclusive of: performing dosing, injections, pre-operative animal procedures and post-operative animal monitoring, environmental and social housing assessment and provisions; assessment and paper and/or electronic recordkeeping of clinical observation and treatment with necessary communications with veterinary staff; regular clinical observation review and follow-up with veterinarian and response to emergency cases.
•   Presents training on basic husbandry and technical procedures to staff.
•   Interacts with customers as required to solve customer requests, inquiries, and complaints and to be a technical resource for matters pertaining to the vivarium. Channels non-vivarium and significant concerns or issues to the Facility Supervisor or Project Manager for resolution.
•   Participates in the development, revision, implementation and training of site-specific standard operating procedures (SOP's), in compliance with all state, federal and industry requirements. Oversee adherence to site SOP's and all required documentation related to department.
•   Maintains required attendance level and adherence to work schedule in accordance with required staffing levels in order to ensure that assigned duties are completed.
•   Assists in any contract related activity, as assigned by Project Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS:

•   Education: Bachelor’s of Science in Animal Science, Veterinary Technician or related field required or equivalent of Associates of Veterinary Technology with five years of directly related experience to the technical duties listed above.
•   Experience: Four years in a laboratory animal facility, of which six to twelve months is facility organization and oversight and demonstration of training ability. Demonstrated successful experience in the breeding, care and husbandry of rodent laboratory animal models required.
•   An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted for the requirements as listed above.
•   Certification/Licensure: AALAS certification at the Laboratory Animal Technician level (LAT) is required. Veterinary Technician licensure of CVT or LVT is preferred.

 

 

Job Qualifications

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.

 

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 crrecruitment_US@crl.com. This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

 

For more information, please visit www.criver.com.


Nearest Major Market: Cambridge
Nearest Secondary Market: Boston

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