Cagewash Attendant

Req ID #:  47920

Durham, NC, US

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 Cagewash Attendant of for our Insourcing Solutions site in Durhan, NC.

The following are responsibilities related to the Cagewash Attendant:

  • Monitor daily animal health and welfare while performing daily animal health observations, Animal husbandry duties to maintain quality health of research animals, to include: perform daily water bottle/automatic water line and cage checks; provide appropriate food and water; perform cage changing and/or cage cleaning as required; perform daily room/floor cleaning as required; record animal health concerns per SOP and/or specified protocols.
  • Perform decontamination of permanent and mobile swine housing rooms and equipment as described in facility procedures.
  • Removes trash, sweeps, and mops and provides general cleaning and sanitization of all areas, including floors, corridors, and restroom, necropsy and procedure rooms. Performs said duties in other areas as needed.
  • Cleans and re-supplies bath/locker room as needed.
  • Transports equipment and supplies between rooms and outside storage areas.
  • Assist in the acclimation of swine and animal restraint as directed by Supervisor. 
  • Strictly follow all procedures necessary to maintain animal housing areas or semi-rigid isolator environments, including room or facility personnel entry; personnel protective equipment use, spraying in all equipment and materials into controlled areas.
  • Operate cage wash and facility equipment according to manufacturer’s instructions; use supplies according to safety guidelines; adhere to safety procedures.
  • Assist in the repair and maintenance of cage wash equipment according to applicable SOPs.
  • Maintain feed & bedding area; rotate and label feed per SOP
  • Assist Technicians and Supervisor as needed


The following are minimum qualifications related to the Cagewash Attendant position: 

Education:  High School Diploma required.

Experience:  Some experience with housekeeping/sanitization duties and processing equipment preferred.

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 14,000 employees within 80 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 2018, revenue increased by 22% to $2.27 billion from $1.86 billion in 2017.


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 2018.


Equal Employment Opportunity 


Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet

Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh

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