Research Technician Assistant - $750 Sign On Bonus Eligible

Req ID #:  138319

Reno, NV, US, 89511

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

**Position is eligible for $750 sign on bonus after successful completion of background check and drug screen***


We are seeking an experienced Research Technician Assistant for our Safety Assessment site located in Reno, Nevada. 


As a Research Technician Assistant, you will have the opportunity to care for all species of animals at our state-of-the-art safety sites.  You will learn new skills ranging from animal care and handling of laboratory animals, perform clinical observations, blood collection, drug dosing, and perform accurate data collection and reporting.


The following are minimum requirements related to the Research Technician Assistant position.

  • High School Diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D.)
  • 0-6 months related experience in animal research and/or husbandry preferred.
  • Ability to handle common laboratory animal species.
  • Basic knowledge of Good Laboratory Practice regulations preferred.

The training and development offered to our entry level technicians is state of the art and designed to help you succeed.  The work you will be doing will impact the lives of patients and animals across the world and is the kind of work that is truly rewarding.


If you possess the following qualities, we will train you in the rest:

  • Enjoys working within a team
  • Has the ability to work in a fast-paced and challenging environment
  • Pays attention to detail
  • Dependable
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to multitask
  • Ability to think on your feet

With plenty of room for growth, you can enjoy a long and meaningful career in a positive work environment. Take your first step, patients are waiting.

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 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.


Equal Employment Opportunity 


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


Nearest Major Market: Reno
Nearest Secondary Market: Tahoe

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