Research Technician 2

Req ID #:  89492

Boston, MA, US, 02116

For nearly 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.


We are seeking an experienced Research Technician 2 for a contract position in a mid-size pharma/biotech company centrally located within the Greater Boston biotech hub.   The initial term of the position is for 2021 with the potential for a one-year term renewal in 2022:


We are seeking a highly motivated BS/MS level scientist to design and perform in-vivo rodent experiments aimed at developing understanding of the ADME properties (PK) and mechanisms of action of new candidate therapeutics. This individual will work interactively with and under the guidance of colleagues in a team environment and requires demonstrated hands on skills for rodent PK/PD studies.


The following are minimum requirements related to the Research Technician 2 position:


  • Excellent hands-on in-vivo skills, including but not limited to animal handling, drug administration by multiple routes (PO, IV, SC, IP) and the collection of biospecimen samples (whole blood, tissues) preferred
  • Careful attention to detail and the accurate, organized and timely documentation of study data
  • Strong organization and multi-tasking abilities enabling the planning and execution of studies
  • Awareness and adherence to IACUC protocols and associated regulations and guidelines involved in animal-based research
  • Education: Bachelor's degree (B.S./B.A.) or equivalent in Biology or closely related scientific discipline.
  • Proficiency in the use of standard software including Microsoft ® Excel and Word
  • Experience:  Minimum of 1 year related experience in the contract research, academic, or pharmaceutical industry. 
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.


About Discovery

Discovery from Charles River is industry-proven in the successful development of novel therapies, with over 320 patents and 74 preclinical drug candidates delivered to our sponsors in the past 17 years. Backed by more than 650 scientists, our comprehensive, integrated portfolio employs the latest technology and platforms to provide chemistry, biology, and pharmacology services that support clients from the earliest stages of hit identification all the way through to IND. Our client-focused, collaborative approach creates true partnerships that anticipate challenges, overcome obstacles, and move us forward together on the journey of getting new drugs to market.

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 11,000 employees within 70 facilities in 18 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 2016, revenue increased by 23.3% to $1.68 billion from $1.36 billion in 2015. 

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 ~70% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2016.

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