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Animal Care Technician II

Req ID #:  43767
Location: 

Wilmington, MA, US, 01887

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

We are seeking an experienced Animal Care Technician II – IVB for our Biologics group located in Wilmington, MA.

 

In this position, the Animal Care Technician II will be responsible for performing routine and moderately complex animal husbandry and clinical observations in a GMP compliant laboratory setting.

 

  • Perform routine and moderately complex animal husbandry duties
  • Conduct daily clinical observations to ensure health of animals
  • Strictly follow all biosecurity procedures necessary to maintain the BSL-2 environment.
  • Ensure raw data records are accurate, complete, and in order, and meet protocol specifications and/or cGMP requirements.
  • Perform physical environment cleanliness and upkeep and maintain recordkeeping to cGMPs and/or Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Order and operate equipment and use supplies according to safety guidelines.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.

 

The following are minimum requirements related to the Animal Care Technician II – IVB position.

 

  • Education:  Associate’s degree (A.A / A.S) or equivalent in Biological Sciences or related discipline.
  • Experience:  One to two years related experience and/or training in animal husbandry.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Certification/Licensure:  Preference will be given for AALAS certification at the Assistant Technician Level or its equivalent.
  • Regularly required to utilize a computer.
  • Regularly required to stand, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. 
  • Regularly lifts and/or moves equipment and materials weighing up to 10 pounds and occasionally lifts and/or moves equipment and materials weighing up to 25 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and the ability to differentiate colors.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to use personal protective equipment (PPE) including gloves, protective clothing and eye protection.
  • Work in a busy research environment, which requires use of sharp objects, working around mechanical parts, working with or near known or unknown toxic or caustic chemicals and/or biological hazards, exposure to fumes and airborne particles. 
  • Work with biological samples with risk or exposure to, zoonotic disease, and biohazards.
  • The noise level in the work environment ranges from low to moderate depending upon the task being performed.

 

 

About Biologics Testing Solutions

With more than 50 years of experience and proven regulatory expertise, the Charles River Biologics group can address challenging projects for biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies worldwide. Offering a variety of services such as contamination and impurity testing, protein characterization, bioassays, viral clearance studies and stability and lot release programs, we support clients throughout the biologic development cycle, from the establishment and characterization of cell banks through preclinical and clinical studies to marketed products. Whether clients need stand-alone services, a unique package of testing, or insourced support, our Biologics group can create a custom solution to suit their needs.  Each year more than 20,000 biologic testing reports are sent each and over 200 licenses products are supported by our biologics testing solutions team.

 

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.

 

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 crrecruitment_US@crl.com. 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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