Charles River Laboratories Primate Technician III in Frederick, Maryland

Primate Technician III

Req ID #: 42324


Frederick, MD, US, 21701

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 Primate Technician III for our site located in Frederick, Maryland.

ThePrimate Technician III lwill be a senior member of the husbandry team responsible for providing care for NHPs on behalf of, or for sale to, customers, as thePrimate Tech III, you will be responsible for monitoring animal behavior and physical attributes to ensure animal health and welfare. You will be a member of the Processing Team responsible for preparing animals for delivery to customers.

The following are responsibilities include: Perform tasks and be familiar with the regulations associated with the receipt of animals into quarantine, transfer, distribution, and processing of animals. Perform a variety of husbandry duties to maintain and monitor the health and physical environment for a colony of non-human primates. Perform and be proficient in basic technical skills (i.e. treatments, collection of biological samples, TB tests, etc.) Provide environmental enrichment for laboratory animals according to facility and Federal guidelines and perform husbandry duties as needed. Assist with training others to perform above tasks. Must have demonstrated ability to perform independently and work cooperatively with a team.

Minimum qualifications::

  • Education: High school diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D.).

  • Experience: 5-6 years related experience in a laboratory animal facility or AALAS ALAT certification and 4-5 years experience in a laboratory animal facility or AALAS Laboratory Animal Technician certification and 3-4 years experience in a laboratory animal facility, or AALAS Laboratory Animal Technologist certification.

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

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