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Research Technician I

Req ID #:  43100
Location: 

Horsham, PA, US, 19044

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.

 

 

BASIC SUMMARY: Generate data in the performance of studies. Responsible for handling and restraining animals, clinical observations, sample collection, monitoring food consumption, animal husbandry, and performing accurate data collection and reporting.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Observe animals for general health and overall well being.
  • Collect and record research data and biological specimens in compliance with Good Laboratory Practice Regulations (GLPs), study protocols and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Perform basic in-life technical procedures upon completion and sign-off of specific skill training. (e.g., clipping, handling, binding, removals, body weight, dosing).
  • May perform dosing tasks.
  • Perform computer input under supervision.
  • Read basic study protocols and extract pertinent information.
  • Review documentation of functions performed as part of quality control requirements.
  • Retrieve and view Standard Operating Procedures using appropriate database.
  • Use GLPs, SOPs, processes and company policies when performing all job functions.
  • Handle, restrain, and provide care for all species of laboratory animals at the site.
  • Perform study preparation activities including collection tube labeling and room setup.
  • Maintain clean work areas (e.g: laboratory area, primary enclosures, animal exam areas).
  • Receive animals (e.g., general health observation, sexing and identification) of all species, if applicable for the site.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education:  High school diploma or General Equivalent Degree (G.E.D.).
  • Experience: 0-6 months related experience in animal research and/or husbandry preferred.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Certification/Licensure:  None
  • Other:  Ability to handle common laboratory animal species.  Basic knowledge of GLP regulations preferred.

     

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Employees must be able to lift, move, manipulate, and/or hold heavy objects up to and including 50 pounds; this includes work materials, equipment, and/or animals.
  • Must be able to perform procedures, which require, talking, hearing, standing or sitting for long periods of time, entering data into a computer, using appropriate instruments, reaching with hands and arms, working in narrow spaces, and wearing safety equipment (PPE) according to OSHA regulations and company standards.
  • Must be able to frequently firmly hold species while utilizing fine motor skills. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

     

    WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Works in a research environment, which requires use of sharp objects, working around mechanical parts, working with or near known or unknown toxic or caustic chemicals and/or biological hazards, exposure to fumes and airborne particles, working at noise levels ranging from moderate to loud.
  • The employee regularly works with live animals with risk of exposure to allergens, zoonotic disease, and biohazards. 
  1. The noise level in the work environment ranges from low to high depending upon the species housed.

     

    Comments:

  • This position requires overtime, weekend, holiday, and/or after hours shift coverage, as needed.

 

 

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 120 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 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.


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


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