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Research Associate II (Oncology)

Job ID 163076 Job Location Worcester, Massachusetts

Responsibilities

BASIC SUMMARY:

The individual in this position will be involved in all aspects of studies supporting the in vivo pharmacology group.  This position is hands-on with responsibilities including, but not limited to all aspects of the in-life phase of rodent xenograft study including study set up, test article administration, animal observation, sample collection and documentation. 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  
Perform in vivo technical and husbandry procedures including animal receipt.
Test material administration via various routes
Serve as Lead/Primary Technician for studies of standard complexity, including preparation of study specific forms. Mentor and train more junior staff. 
Provide quality care and health monitoring for all animals.
Collect and process biological samples according to appropriate protocol and SOP requirements.
Clearly and accurately record study data with ensuring it’s in the appropriate order.
Input and review electronic data entries.
Assist with SOP review, development and improvement.
Use GLPs, SOPs, processes and company policies when performing all job function.
Handle, restrain, and provide care for all species of laboratory animals at the site.
Perform all pre-study activities including labeling and setup.
Identify and report any difficulties encountered with various aspects of study conduct as necessary.
Maintain a safe and clean work environment.
Perform all other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications

Education:  High school diploma or General Equivalent Degree (G.E.D.). Bachelor’s (B.S.) or Associate’s (A.S.) preferred or equivalent in animal or life science or related discipline.
Experience:  1 to 3 years related experience in animal research and/or husbandry or must have fully satisfied technical and experience requirements for the previous level.
Prior experience working with xenograft models is highly desirable. 
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
Certification/Licensure:  ALAT preferred.
Other:  Ability to handle common laboratory species.  Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing to coworkers and supervisors. Proficient in basic technical skills and the operation of data collection equipment. Knowledge of GLPs and other federal regulations and guidelines relating to the care of laboratory animals. Basic understanding of study design and protocols.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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

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