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Animal Care Technician 1

Req ID #:  40346
Location: 

Groton, CT, US, 06840

BASIC SUMMARY: 

Responsible for performing husbandry and technical tasks to provide comprehensive care for rodents, ferrets, rabbits, dogs and/or NHP including: daily health observations, feeding/watering, sanitizing cages and enclosures, environmental enrichment, handling and restraint and related tasks. Routinely perform cagewash and sanitation duties; maintain inventory supplies; restock gowning stations, etc.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Perform routine animal husbandry and welfare duties as directed
  • Supply appropriate food and water for animals housed in the vivarium.
  • Clean and provide animal housing and associated materials/equipment within assigned animal rooms
  • Observe and report status of animal health, food and water consumption, appearance, behavior; provide support in animal health monitoring and basic veterinary medical treatment as prescribed by the veterinary staff.
  • Observe and record vivarium environmental conditions.
  • Perform sanitation duties within assigned animal rooms and vivarium areas.
  • Maintain and perform housekeeping of facility support areas.
  • Support cagewash equipment operations and maintenance
  • Adhere to Charles River and Pfizer departmental safety policies and departmental SOPs and guidelines while demonstrating competency in facility safety protocols.
  • Establish and maintain appropriate and quality communication, teamwork, collaboration, and cooperation.
  • Basic computer knowledge such as email, online forms, web-based training and other basic programs.
  • Other duties may include housekeeping/janitorial , inventory management, receiving goods, stocking supplies and other work in support of a vivarium

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education:  High School Diploma or GED.
  • Experience:  One year or more related husbandry experience in a laboratory animal facility.

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted for the requirements as listed above.

 Certification/Licensure:  AALAS certification at the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician level (ALAT). Uncertified candidates will be required to achieve certification at the ALAT level within one (1) year of hire/promotion required

 

 

 

For nearly 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.

 

 

We are seeking an experienced Animal Care Technician for our Insourcing Solutions site located in Groton, CT.

 

Your primary role will be performing animal husbandry and technical tasks to provide comprehensive care for rodents, rabbits, dogs and/or NHP including: daily health observations, feeding/watering, sanitizing cages and enclosures, environmental enrichment, handling and restraint and related tasks. Routinely perform cagewash and sanitation duties; maintain inventory supplies; restock gowning stations, etc.

 

The following are minimum requirements related to the Animal Care Technician position.

 

  • Education:  High School Diploma or GED.
  • Experience:  12 months related husbandry experience in a laboratory animal facility.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted for the requirements as listed above.
  • Certification/Licensure:  AALAS certification at the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician level (ALAT). Uncertified candidates will be required to achieve certification at the ALAT level within one (1) year of hire/promotion required

 

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 11,000 employees within 70 facilities in 18 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 2016, revenue increased by 23.3% to $1.68 billion from $1.36 billion in 2015.

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 ~70% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2016.

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

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


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