Animal Care Technician 2
Charles River Laboratories International
Animal Care Technician 2
Baltimore, MD, US, 21224
For 75 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 a Animal Care Technician II for our Insourcing Solutions site located in Baltimore Maryland.
How will you have an impact?
In the Animal Caretaker role, you will perform animal husbandry duties including but not limited to preparation and actual changing of animal cages and related cage accessories of small and large animals, feeding and manual watering or monitoring/ testing automatic watering devices under minimal supervision. You will also perform cage wash duties as needed. Prepares caging for cagewash, including scraping floor grids, breaking down caging and dumping pans or scraping cages. Trains and mentors staff when requested. Perform daily animal health observations and reports any abnormal conditions or behavior of animals to the Immediate Supervisor, Facility Manager, Veterinary Technician, and/or Clinical Veterinarian. In addition, cleans assigned animal rooms, facility and animal care equipment and associated animal facility areas as assigned.
Why work at Charles River?
We offer an excellent onboarding program for our new employees; internal career development, and competitive benefits!
What you will do!
In the Animal Caretaker role, you will use existing SOPs and quality assurance standards to perform daily animal health observations, as well as animal husbandry duties, to maintain quality and health of research animals. You will also need to maintain accurate records of things like animal breeding, as well as housing or support areas, and you may also be tasked with receiving, inspection, and housing of incoming animals. You may assist with restraint, handling, and manipulation of animal species, and you may become involved in the breeding and weaning procedures. Other duties may include monitoring personnel and equipment entry into various rooms, as well as operating required equipment and general housekeeping, when required.
Who are we looking for?
A candidate that possesses a HS diploma or GED equivalency required with 2 -3 years related experience in animal care with at least one year of that time working with laboratory animal species, most applicable rodents and non-human primates preferred. or a AS/BS science related degree with 6 months experience. Certification at the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) level required. LAT within 1 year.
The pay range is $17.66 - $19.00 USD an hour. Please note that salaries vary within the range based on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, education, certifications, and location.
If you are interested in contributing to the well-being of our communities, not only across the country but around the world, please join us and BE THE DIFFERENCE!
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 20,000 employees within 110 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 86% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2021.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, veteran or disability status.
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 [email protected]. This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.
For more information, please visit www.criver.com.
Nearest Major Market: Baltimore
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