Research Study Technician I

Req ID #:  214124

S. SanFrancisco, CA, US, 94080

For 75 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 looking for a Research Study Technician to join our Insourcing Solutions team, located in South San Francisco, Ca.


How will you have an impact?

This is the moment to use your talents and imagine those talents contributing to improving global health and peoples’ lives. In the Research Study Technician role, you can do that by observing, monitoring, and documenting the health and physical environment within the Charles River Accelerator & Development Labs (CRADL) animal facility.


Why work at Charles River?

We offer an excellent onboarding program for our new employees; internal career development, and competitive benefits.


What you will do!

In the Research Study Technician role, you will conduct in vivo experiments in rodents for multiple clients to support research programs. Collaborate with the veterinary staff to ensure that the health and welfare of laboratory animals are maintained in compliance with local, state, federal and institutional guidelines, and regulations. In addition, you will perform technical functions required by research protocols such as assist with dilution and dosing calculations; dosing administrations (PO, SQ, IP, IM, and IV); blood collections (Submandibular, Cardiac); basic necropsy and tissue collection; tumor measurement and body weights.

As an RST, you will also routinely handle, restraint, and identify (including ear notching, tagging) of common laboratory animals and have the ability to distinguish various common laboratory animal strains in accordance with standardized genetic nomenclature and phenotype identification as well as assist Vet Techs and Veterinarians with follow-up checks, treatments and procedure if needed.


Who are we looking for?

A candidate that possesses a high school diploma or general education degree is required; Associate degree (A.A./A.S.) in animal or laboratory science or related discipline.  Bachelor's (B.A./B.S.) Degree preferred. Minimum of six to twelve (6-12) months directly related laboratory animal experience in a laboratory animal facility. Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) certification from AALAS preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.


The pay range for this position is $33-36 USD per hour. Please note that salaries vary within the range based on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, education, certifications, and location. 


If you are interested in contributing to the well-being of our communities, not only across the country but around the world, please join us and BE THE DIFFERENCE!


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 20,000 employees within 110 facilities in over 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.


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 86% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2021.


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, or 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.


For more information, please visit

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

Job Segment: Pharmaceutical, Laboratory, Veterinarian, Technician, Science, Research, Veterinary, Technology