Study Technician 1 - Position includes a $2,000 sign on bonus

Req ID #:  140659

Waltham, MA, US, 02451

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.

IMPORTANT:   In order to be considered for this position, a resume/CV must be uploaded and submitted during the application process.  Please make sure work history and education are added correctly.

Job Summary

Charles River Insourcing Solutions is seeking a Study Technician 1, for their client in Waltham, MA


Position includes a $2,000 sign on bonus


The candidate, under minimum supervision, provide study support, general husbandry and occasional cagewash support following established protocols/guidance documents.


The essential duties for the Study Technician 1 are:  

•    Develop an understanding of and regularly utilize available information resources and systems (e.g., SOPs, policies, computer applications).
•    Following relevant training, assemble and operate any necessary experimental equipment
•    Conduct laboratory procedures in compliance with established protocols/plans and adhere to regulatory and laboratory requirements.
•    Document experimental data in technical notebooks or approved electronic files including activities undertaken, existing conditions, observed results and variation from expected data patterns.
•    Record and prepare data for inclusion in project reports.
•    With guidance from scientific management, maintain a technical knowledge and understanding in his/her assigned area of responsibility.
•    Able to perform the following techniques:
•    Oral gavage in rodents
•    IV, SQ, IP, IM injection techniques in rodents
•    Survival and terminal blood collection in rodents from the following sites:
•    Tail vein 
•    Submandibular vein
•    Retro-orbital 
•    Cardiac 
•    Necropsy and tissue collection
•    Rodent euthanasia via exsanguination preceded by administration of CO2 or anesthesia; cervical dislocation preceded by administration of CO2 or anesthesia; or, administration of CO2.
•    Provide general husbandry as needed 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.
•    Interact with other personnel within the department, key support groups and the division, to develop a network of resources to facilitate completion of assignments.
•    Good communication and interpersonal skills. 

Job Qualifications

•    Education/Experience: Bachelor’s of Science degree in a Life Sciences discipline and two (2) years related experience or CVT/LVT/RVT certification and two (2) years directly related work experience in laboratory animal husbandry and technical skills as detailed above OR High School diploma/GED and four (4) years directly related work experience in laboratory animal husbandry and technical skills as detailed above required. 
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above. 
•    Certification/Licensure: AALAS Certification at the LAT level preferred.
•    Other: Basic computer skills required. 

IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position. If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV. 

Vaccine Mandate
Charles River is a U.S. Federal Contractor.  As a result, we must follow the Presidential Executive Order to mandate vaccinations, and ensure our employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8, 2021.  Our main priority is the wellbeing, health, and safety of our people. We will be requiring proof of vaccination from all employees. 

Anyone with requests for disability-related and/or religious exemptions should contact Talent Acquisition ( so that information can be provided about the accommodation process at Charles River.


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 18,000 employees within 100 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 >80% of the drugs approved by the FDA for the past 3 years.

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

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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