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Animal Care Technician 1

Req ID #:  45327
Location: 

South San Francisco, CA, US

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.

Animal Care Technician 1

We are seeking a qualified Animal Care Technician  for our Insourcing Solutions site in the South San Francisco, CA area.

The Animal Care Technician will care for the animals used in research and development studies key responsibilities include:

  • Provide general husbandry and perform cage change procedures following customer Guidance Documents.
  • Perform daily health observations with demonstrated ability to recognize and report abnormalities and common signs of illness
  • Handle and restrain rodents.
  • Perform routine facility sanitation procedures; maintain a clean, clutter-free facility.
  • Prepare and stock room supplies
  • Perform euthanasia procedures as directed
  • Perform sentinel husbandry procedures to include assisting in receiving , housing and shipping sentinel animals as requested
  • Assist in receiving process; monitor the inventory and provide order requests for animal food, bedding and enrichment
  • Operate husbandry-related equipment (e.g. cage washers, autoclaves, laminar air flow cabinets, etc.) using approved validation technologies.
  • Wash, autoclave and prepare caging and equipment.
  • Recognize and appropriately respond to facility alarms.
  • May provide study support on non-invasive techniques including, but not limited to, animal fasting, body weight, food and water measurement, mating, plug check, etc.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.

The following are minimum requirements related to the Animal Care Technician position:

  • Education/Experience:  Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences or related discipline or CVT/LVT/RVT and no experience OR High School Diploma/GED and one (1) year related husbandry and technical experience required.
  • Certification/Licensure:  AALAS certification at the ALAT level/CALAS initial level preferred or within 24 months of job entry.

 

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 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: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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