Animal Care Technician II- BSL4 1

Req ID #:  47511


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.

Animal Care Technician II- BSL4

The Animal Caretaker II shall have an AALAS Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) certification or become certified within one year of hire and have one year of experience working in alaboratory animal facility performing animal husbandry duties for large animals. Animal caretakers must have demonstrated knowledge and skill in handling animals. Animal caretakers must be capable of recognizing the appearance of normal animals, discern abnormalities, and be able to maintain a neat and clean microenvironment and macro environment. Personnel must have the physical strength and dexterity to handle fifty pound bags of feed and bedding, cages, racks, pans, carts, dollies and other equipment. These persons must have some knowledge of detergent-disinfectant usage and operating knowledge of sanitation and sterilization equipment including autoclaves, automated cage washing machines and conveyors, bottle fillers, bedding dump stations, etc.

Ideal candidate will have a high school diploma or GED and one year related animal care and handling experience in a BSL4 environment and demonstrated successful performance in cagewash facility operations.

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 13,000 employees within 80 facilities in 23 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 in 2017.


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Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet

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