Animal Technician (Luxembourg) 1

Req ID #:  214455

Luxembourg, DE, L-1030 Brussels, BE Roma, IT, 00 100 Beerse, BE, 2340 Bothell, WA, US, 98021 Pozzuoli, IT, 80078 Bordeaux, 33, FR, 33000 MILANO, Milan, IT, 20122

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 Laboratory Animal Technician for our Insourcing Solutions site located Esch Sur l'Alzette (LUX).
Main responsibilities related to the position are the management of genetically modified colonies in isolators.

Job Qualifications

  • Performs daily colony health examinations and clinical observations of sick animals prior to reporting adverse findings to Clinical Veterinarian.
  • Assist with maintaining Rodent Colony Health surveillance program and submission.
  • Provides technical support (e.g., Management of genetically modified colonies in isolators, animal handling and restraint, weaning, tail snips, ear tagging, collect blood and other tissues samples, perform injections, treatments, surgical preparation and post-operative observations, timed mating, microinjection, and assist with research procedures as directed).
  • Familiarity with and ability to use various forms of anaesthetic and the means of application.
  • Actively interacts with management, facility veterinarian (s) and investigators as required to solve customer requests, inquiries, and complaints and to provide technical assistance.
  • Provides environmental enrichment feed and other enrichment stimuli and / or provide behavioural assessments.
  • As needed, performs animal husbandry - which can include feed, watering, and cleaning cages as required.
  • Prepares written reports, charts, logs and inventories as requested by Supervisor. Water and feed the animal colonies
  • Carry out routine husbandry and housekeeping i.e., clean the cages, the area and tools thoroughly following strict hygiene procedures


We are looking for a candidate trained in the field of laboratory animal science.
Frequent weekend hours are required.
Fluency in English and or French
Availability to work in Esch sur Alzette

Availability to start part time  contract in April 2023


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 17,000 employees within 90 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 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.


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 2019.


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 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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