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In Vivo Technician I- Part-time Weekends

Charles River Laboratories International Inc (CRL)

Spencerville, OH, US, 45887

Job Summary

We are seeking a Part-Time Technician I for our In Vivo team at our Safety Assessment site located in Cleveland, OH.

A Technician I is in training to perform and become proficient in on-boarding tasks, procedures, and cooperating in a team environment. The technician is learning basic tasks required to conduct a study, which may include collecting and recording data in the performance of studies. Responsible for handling and restraining animals, clinical observations, monitoring food consumption, animal husbandry, and performing accurate data collection and reporting.  The technician is working under close supervision to gain proficiency

Essential Functions (The fundamental Duties & Responsibilities of the role (products and services provided/results accomplished) include, but are not limited to, those listed:

•    Ensure good welfare and humane care for all animals worked with through gentle, positive human-animal interactions. •    Train in on-boarding tasks which may include animal handling, sexing, and restraint on multiple species as well as feeding, watering, husbandry of multiple species. Clinical observations, acclimation observations, and body weight determination on multiple species as well as qualitative and quantitative food consumption. Specific tasks will be based on each area’s training plan and business needs. •    Collect, document, review, and verify data on forms, or in electronic data capture systems. •    Review documentation of functions performed as part of quality control requirements.  •    Use and maintain instrumentation and equipment. •    Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Training 6 weeks M-F 7am-330pm. After training move to Friday-Sunday 8am-830pm. Will get 10% pay differential Sat/Sun hours only.

The pay for this position is $19.00/hr. Please note that salaries vary within the range based on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, education, certifications, and location

Job Qualifications

Qualifications (Knowledge, Experience, Skills and Abilities required to accomplish the essential functions) include but are not limited to:

•    Education: High school diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D.) preferred. Associate (A.A./A.S.) or Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in a biological science, desired.  •    Experience: No previous experience 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: None, unless required by local government. •    Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Knowledge of English. •    Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities to achieve goals. •    Computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Office Suite), commensurate with essential functions, including the ability to learn a validated system. •    Ability to ensure that a safe working environment is maintained by observing all safety procedures and working methods by making proper use of protective clothing and equipment, and by reading, understanding, and following all safety documents issued or notified of. •    Ability to ensure the integrity of the studies and fulfill the regulatory agencies requirements by performing the activities according to the Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), Business Operating Procedures (BOP) and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) rules. •    Ability to work extended hours beyond normal work schedule to include, but not limited to evenings, weekends, extended shifts, and/or extra shifts, sometimes on short notice. •    Ability to work under specific time constraints.

Physical Demands: •    Employees must be able to lift, move, manipulate, and/or hold heavy objects up to and including 50 pounds; this includes work materials, equipment, and/or animals. •    Must be able to perform procedures, which require, talking, hearing, standing or sitting for long periods of time, entering data into a computer, using appropriate instruments, reaching with hands and arms, working in narrow spaces, and wearing safety equipment (PPE) according to OSHA regulations and company standards. •    Must be able to frequently firmly hold species while utilizing fine motor skills.   •    Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Work Environment: •    Work in a research environment, which requires use of sharp objects, working around mechanical parts, working with or near known or unknown toxic or caustic chemicals and/or biological hazards, exposure to fumes and airborne particles, working at noise levels ranging from moderate to loud. •    The employee regularly works with live animals with risk of exposure to allergens, zoonotic disease, and biohazards.   •    The noise level in the work environment ranges from low to high depending upon the species housed.  Comments:  •    This position requires overtime, weekend, holiday, and/or after hours shift coverage, as needed.

About Safety Assessment Charles River is committed to helping our partners expedite their preclinical drug development with exceptional safety assessment services, state-of-the-art facilities and expert regulatory guidance. From individual specialty toxicology and IND enabling studies to tailored packages and total laboratory support, our deeply experienced team can design and execute programs that anticipate challenges and avoid roadblocks for a smooth, efficient journey to market.  Each year approximately 300 investigational new drug (IND) programs are conducted in our Safety Assessment facilities.

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, 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.

Job posted: 2023-10-21