In vivo Technician Neuroscience

Charles River Laboratories International Inc (CRL)

Beerse, BE, 234

In vivo Technician Neuroscience Req ID #:  191973 Location: 

Beerse, BE, 2340 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. Job Summary We are seeking an enthusiastic Technician to join our Discovery site located in Beerse. The role will be based on the Janssen EMEA site, where you will be expected to interact closely with Charles River colleagues as well as the client team.  The Technician will be supporting diverse discovery projects in the field of Alzheimer´s Disease and Parkinson´s Disease by performing routine intercranial injections of compounds in mice using automated systems. Other tasks may be included in a later stage once new vivo methods will be introduced.


The following are minimum requirements related to the Technician Neuroscience position:

•    Professional B. Sc. or M.Sc. in Life Sciences (molecular/cellular biology, biochemistry, pharmacology) with minimum 1 year of relevant pharmaceutical or biotech industry/ lab/ academic experience.

•    Accreditation or Certification of Regularization by Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations (FELASA B), or similar foreign certification is essential. 

•    Hands on experience with handling and clinical assessment of small laboratory animals (rodents) and surgical procedures is required. 

•    Flexible mindset and ability to adapt and adjust to changing priorities.

•    Excellent interpersonal skills to maintain communication across functional groups.

•    Meticulous attention to detail and strong record-keeping skills.

•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


About Discovery

Discovery from Charles River is industry-proven in the successful development of novel therapies, with over 320 patents and 74 preclinical drug candidates delivered to our sponsors in the past 17 years. Backed by more than 650 scientists, our comprehensive, integrated portfolio employs the latest technology and platforms to provide chemistry, biology, and pharmacology services that support clients from the earliest stages of hit identification all the way through to IND. Our client-focused, collaborative approach creates true partnerships that anticipate challenges, overcome obstacles, and move us forward together on the journey of getting new drugs to market.


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.


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2022-08-03 00:00:00

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