Animal Technician

Req ID:  144093

Margate, GB, CT9 4LT

At Charles River, we are passionate about improving the quality of people’s lives. When you join our global family, you will help create healthier lives for millions of patients and their families. 


Charles River employees are innovative thinkers, who are dedicated to continuous learning and improvement. We will empower you with the resources you need to grow and develop in your career. 


As a Charles River employee, you will be part of an industry-leading, customer-focused company at the forefront of drug development. Your skills will play a key role in bringing life-saving therapies to market faster through simpler, quicker, and more digitalized processes. Whether you are in lab operations, finance, IT, sales, or another area, when you work at Charles River, you will be the difference every day for patients across the globe.




To assist in the day to day welfare and maintenance of animal colonies within a barrier production area, to include, colony management, husbandry and animal order processing (will also include occasional weekend and Bank Holiday work on a rota system).


Demonstrate strict compliance with bio-security, Home Office, AAALAC and Production processes/guidelines identifying and initiating own training/retraining where required.



Rota 1 - Full Time 39 Hours Per Week  (Sunday - Thursday) - Please note throughout training this position will be working Monday - Friday


£19,272.24 p.a.


Sunday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm or 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm


Rota 2 - Full Time 35 Hours Per Week  (Sunday - Thursday) - Please note throughout training this position will be working Monday - Friday


£17.295.60 p.a.


Sunday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm or 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm




  • 3 GCSE at level C or equivalent
  • Ability to work on own initiative as well as part of a team.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to communicate clearly with other members of the team.
  • Good personal organisation.
  • Ability to follow detailed instructions.
  • Numeracy.
  • Commitment to excellence.
  • Ability to work under strict hygiene conditions.
  • Must have own means of transport.

Benefits: Life assurance, bonus, career development, training opportunities, free onsite parking, subsidised staff room, pay for participation on volunteer days, on-site team building, charity fundraising days, employee engagement programs.


Pension plan: 1st year employee -Company contribution 4% - Employee 4%, after one year: Company 5% -Employee 3%. After three years: Company contribution 9%


Holidays - 26 days + 8 for Public holidays


If you are highly motivated and possess the skill set required, we would love to hear from you.




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About Corporate Functions
The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.  

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.

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