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Animal Care Technician
Charles River

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Animal Care Technician

Charles River
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Job Summary

Job Type
Job Last Posted
Job posted 30 days ago
Job Role
Animal Care
Employer's Industry
Food & Hospitality

Job Description

  • Provide general husbandry and perform cage change procedures following customer Guidance Documents.
  • Perform daily health observations with demonstrated ability to recognize and report abnormalities and common signs of illness
  • Handle and restrain rodents.
  • Maintain accurate records (e.g. documentation of various facility procedures & metrics).
  • Perform routine facility sanitation procedures; maintain a clean, clutter-free facility.
  • Prepare and stock room supplies
  • Monitor and record facility environmental parameters.
  • Perform euthanasia procedures as directed
  • Perform sentinel husbandry procedures to include assisting in receiving , housing and shipping sentinel animals as requested
  • Assist in receiving process; monitor the inventory and provide order requests for animal food, bedding and enrichment
  • Operate husbandry-related equipment (e.g. cage washers, autoclaves, laminar air flow cabinets, etc.) using approved validation technologies.
  • Wash, autoclave and prepare caging and equipment.
  • Recognize and appropriately respond to facility alarms.
  • Discard expired (non-regulated) supplies.
  • Adhere to proper handling and disposal procedures for hazardous materials.
  • Keep assigned areas well maintained.
  • Foster a safe work environment for self and colleagues.
  • Provide logistical support, standard supplies and caging/ equipment for investigators.
  • May provide study support on non-invasive techniques including, but not limited to, animal fasting, body weight, food and water measurement, mating, plug check, etc.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.


  • Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences or related discipline or CVT/LVT/RVT and no experience OR High School Diploma/GED and one (1) year related husbandry and technical experience required.
  • Certification/Licensure: AALAS certification at the ALAT level/CALAS initial level preferred or within 24 months of job entry.

Job Type: Full-time


  • High school or equivalent (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave

Business Overview

Our Story

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 guides 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.

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