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Technologist, Embryology

Req ID #:  42549

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 a Technologist for our GEMS-Embryology Department located in Wilmington, MA


Performs a variety of technical procedures related to the creation of genetically engineered models, as directed by the laboratory supervisor including laboratory cleaning, reagent preparation, rodent handling, dissection and injections (mice/rats), basic cell culture with aseptic techniques, handling of frozen material in liquid nitrogen. Certain lab procedures may require work to be done under hoods (Biological Safety Cabinets/Laminar Flow).  Animal work may be done through Isolators or Individually ventilated racks (IVC).  Assist in preparation of small animal surgery including vasectomies and embryo transfer. May assist in performs rodent embryo and sperm collection for cryopreservation. Comply with all Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and operating equipment and supplies per safety and ergonomic guidelines.


The following are minimum requirements related to the Technologist position.


  • Education:  High school diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D.)./ BA in Biology preferred.
  • Experience:  One to Two years related experience in 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 or its equivalentPerforms a variety of complex technical procedures related to the creation of genetically engineered models, including pronuclear, cytoplasmic, and embryonic stem cell microinjection, handling and preparation of ES cell cultures. Performs small animal surgery including vasectomies and embryo transfer. Performs rodent embryo and sperm collection for cryopreservation.

About Research Models & Services
Fundamental to basic research and discovery is the use of in vivo models to help identify disease targets and determine potential biological pathways that regulate the condition.  As the world’s leader in the production and distribution of the highest quality research animal, with 1 out of 2 animal models produced for preclinical research globally, we understand the importance of this step. With seven decades of experience, our expertise is unmatched, allowing us to provide you with the perfect model, including disease-specific and preconditioned options, for basic research and beyond.


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 13,000 employees within 80 facilities in 23 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 in 2017.


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

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