Necropsy Technician I

Req ID #:  221311

Horsham, PA, US, 19044

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

Full Time - Day Shift

$1000 SIGN ON BONUS (only external candidates eligible)

As a Necropsy Tech I, you will have the opportunity to learn and perform necropsy functions and generate data on various types of studies.  You will prepare and review documentation and perform quality control review of study data.  You will contribute to department operations improvement in areas such as process development, SOP revisions, department inspections and equipment maintenance. 

Essential Duties:
-Perform necropsies/autopsies on rodents and rabbits
-Collect/evaluate organs/tissues from rodents and rabbits
-Perform c-sections and related maternal/pup evaluations on rodents and rabbits
-Perform blood collections via vena cava, aorta, etc. on laboratory animals
-Perform specialized techniques such as whole body perfusions, neuro-dissections, etc on laboratory animals

The training and development offered to our Technicians is state of the art and designed to help you succeed.  The work you will be doing will impact the lives of patients and animals across the world.

The pay rate for this position is $21/hour. Please note that salaries vary within the range based on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, education, certifications, and location.

Job Qualifications

Education: Bachelor’s degree B.S. or equivalent in a biological science or a High School diploma or G.E.D. 
Experience: Minimum of 1-year laboratory experience strongly preferred 

 Charles River, offers a comprehensive benefit package including
-Group insurance (medical, dental, vision, disability, Life insurance and employee assistance program)
-3 weeks Paid vacation
-Tuition Reimbursement
-401k with employer match
-Opportunity for career advancement

About Safety Assessment
Charles River is committed to helping our partners expedite their preclinical drug development with exceptional safety assessment services, state-of-the-art facilities and expert regulatory guidance. From individual specialty toxicology and IND enabling studies to tailored packages and total laboratory support, our deeply experienced team can design and execute programs that anticipate challenges and avoid roadblocks for a smooth, efficient journey to market.  Each year approximately 300 investigational new drug (IND) programs are conducted in our Safety Assessment facilities.


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, 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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