Vaccine Bird Brooder

Req ID #:  48208

Lebanon, CT, US, 06249

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 a Vaccine Bird Brooder to work at our Avian site located in Lebanon, CT. 


The Vaccine Bird Brooder will be responsible for the following:

  • Set and candle eggs.
  • Incubate, hatch and grow birds.
  • Pack chicks for customer orders.
  • Feed and water chicks to ensure flock production standards are met.
  • Monitor and report bird health issues.
  • Keep brooder house and equipment clean and sanitary.
  • Monitor and maintain feeders, waterers, medicators, house temperatures, bird weights and health condition.
  • Disinfect eggs, equipment and bird rooms.
  • Responsible for housekeeping and basic maintenance.
  • Perform blood testing, bird weighing and beak trimming.
  • Remove dead birds.
  • Maintain adequate supplies for house.
  • Communicate regularly with Farm Manager.
  • Adhere to biosecurity procedures.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.


The following are Minimum Requirements related to the Vaccine Bird Brooder position:

  • High school diploma or General Education Degree (GED)
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.


The following are Preferred Qualifications related to the Vaccine Bird Brooder position, but are not required to be considered for this position:

  • Previous experience working with animals preferred.


** May not own or have contact with other birds or poultry.**


About Avian

Our Avian business group provides vaccine manufacturers and researchers the comfort of knowing that the raw materials used in their manufacturing process are free of extraneous agents. Charles River has established flock handling and egg production procedures that set the global industry standard.


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 14,000 employees within 80 facilities in 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. And in 2018, revenue increased by 22% to $2.27 billion from $1.86 billion in 2017.


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 ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2018.


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Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet

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