Charles River Laboratories Laboratory Animal Technician in Bethesda, Maryland

Laboratory Animal Technician

Req ID #: 42304


Bethesda, MD, US

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 Laboratory Animal Technician I for our Insourcing Solutionssite locatedBethesda, MD.

The following are responsibilities related to the Laboratory Animal Technician I:

Reviews, comprehends and complies with all SOP's and quality assurance standards pertaining to specific area. Cares for and maintains laboratory animals in accordance with Animal Welfare Act and the “Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, as well as policies and Guidelines and other pertinent regulations and policies. Works closely with Clinical Veterinarian(s) and Veterinary support staff to perform daily health assessments of laboratory animals in the colony. Provides animal treatments as instructed by Clinical Veterinarian(s). Performs daily colony health examinations and clinical observations of sick animals prior to reporting adverse findings to Clinical Veterinarian. Assist with maintaining Rodent Colony Health surveillance program and submission. Provides technical support (e.g. animal handling and restraint, weaning, tail snips, ear tagging, collect blood and other tissues samples, perform injections, treatments, surgical preparation and post-operative observations, timed mating, microinjection, and assist with research procedures as directed).

Familiarity with and ability to use various forms of anesthetic and the means of application, including Gas and Injectable. Actively interacts with management, facility veterinarian(s) and investigators as required to solve customer requests, inquiries, and complaints and to provide technical assistance. Provides environmental enrichment feed and other enrichment stimuli and/or provide behavioral assessments. As needed, performs animal husbandry - which can include feed, watering, and cleaning cages as required. Prepares and submits written reports, charts, logs and inventories as requested by Supervisor. Assists with maintaining accurate records of animal importations, breeding, health, and housing/isolator or support areas as required by Institute and facility. Provides quality assurance to include animal health surveillance, monitoring of the effectiveness of facility sanitation, cage washing and autoclaving procedures, monitoring of

The following are minimum qualifications related to the LATI position:

  • Education: High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required. Achievement of an Associate of Arts degree in Veterinary Technology or equivalent college level program is preferred.

  • Experience: Minimum three years related animal care and handling experience and clinical care required.

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.

Certification/Licensure: AALAS certification at the Animal Laboratory Assistant Technician level (ALAT) or above required

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 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