Technician 1 - Part-Time

Req ID #:  46019
Location: 

Kingston, NY, US, 12401

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 Technician 1 for our Research Models and Services site located in Kingston, NY.  This position has multiple openings. 

 

The Technician 1 will perform routine animal husbandry and other production duties, and maintain supplies and environment of environmentally-controlled work area(s). Other essential duties and responsibilities include: 

  • Perform routine animal husbandry duties and monitor daily health and welfare to maintain quality and health of animals.
  • Handle, transfer, and distribute animals, supplies and waste as needed to and from work area(s).
  • Perform physical environment housekeeping duties and production operations according to Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) and/or Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).  Maintain recordkeeping pertaining to equipment operation, animal or supply area inventories.
  • Strictly follow all procedures necessary to maintain the isolator and/or barrier room barrier.
  • Operate equipment and use supplies according to safety guidelines. Perform all job-related duties in accordance with company safety procedures.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.

 

The following are minimum requirements related to the Technician 1 position.

  • Education:  High school diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D.).
     

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Regularly required to utilize a computer/tablet.
  • Regularly required to stand, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. 
  • Regularly required to stand and ascend/descend rolling platform stairs (up to six steps) to perform all tasks and procedures related to the job.
  • Regularly transports supplies, removes waste, and/or laboratory equipment while ascending/descending rolling platform stairs (up to six steps).
  • Regularly positions self (stoop, crouch, squat, sit, reach) to access and inspect small models and be able to assess their conditions and environment from various distances.
  • Regularly lifts and/or moves equipment and materials weighing up to 10 pounds and occasionally lifts and/or moves equipment and materials weighing up to 30 pounds.
  • May occasionally lift and/or move equipment and materials weighing 30-50 pounds, and equipment and materials weighing over 50 pounds with assistance.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and the ability to differentiate colors.
  • Regularly works with chemicals that require the use of respirators. Medical clearance is required prior to using respirators.

About Research Models & Services
Fundamental to basic research and discovery is the use of in vivo models to help identify disease targets and determine potential biological pathways that regulate the condition.  As the world’s leader in the production and distribution of the highest quality research animal, with 1 out of 2 animal models produced for preclinical research globally, we understand the importance of this step. With seven decades of experience, our expertise is unmatched, allowing us to provide you with the perfect model, including disease-specific and preconditioned options, for basic research and beyond.

 

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.

 

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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