Animal Care Technician III - Study Technician - Position includes a $1,000 sign on bonus

Charles River Laboratories International Inc (CRL)

Lexington, MA, US, 02421

Animal Care Technician III - Study Technician - Position includes a $1,000 sign on bonus Req ID #:  191552 Location: 

Lexington, MA, US, 02421 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.

IMPORTANT:   In order to be considered for this position, a resume/CV must be uploaded and submitted during the application process.  Please make sure work history and education are added correctly. Job Summary  

We are looking for an Animal Care Technician 3 to join our Insourcing Solutions team, located in Lexington, MA.


Position includes a $1,000 sign on bonus.


How will you have an impact?


This is the moment to use your talents and imagine those talents contributing to improving global health and peoples’ lives. In the Animal Care Technician 3 role, you can do that by providing the highest-level quality assurance and control, in addition to observing, monitoring and documenting the health and physical environment within the animal facility, as well as inspecting operation procedures to ensure the integrity of the research.


What you will do!

As an Animal Care Technician 3, you will review, comprehend, and comply with all SOPs and quality assurance standards pertaining to laboratory animals for research, as well as monitor daily animal health and welfare while performing daily animal health observations. You will also perform animal husbandry duties to maintain quality and health of research animals, which includes, but not limited to: daily water bottle/automatic water line and cage checks; provide appropriate food and water; perform cage changing and/or cage cleaning as required; record animal health concerns per SOP and/or specified protocols. In addition, you will maintain accurate records of animal breeding, health, and housing/isolator or support areas as required by the Institute and facility. You may assist with restraint, handling and manipulation of various animal species as assigned by the on-site supervisor or facility veterinarian. Job Qualifications  

Who are we looking for?

A candidate that possesses a high school diploma or general education degree is required; Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) in animal or life sciences desired. Minimum of two years directly related to laboratory animal experience preferably in an AAALAC accredited facility. Interest in achieving ALAT certification upon eligibility.

If you are interested in contributing to the well-being of our communities, not only across the country but around the world, please join us and BE THE DIFFERENCE!

IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position. If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV. 

Vaccine Mandate

Charles River is a U.S. Federal Contractor.  As a result, we must follow the Presidential Executive Order to mandate vaccinations, and ensure our employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Our main priority is the wellbeing, health, and safety of our people. We require proof of vaccination from all employees. 

Anyone with requests for disability-related and/or religious exemptions should contact Talent Acquisition ([email protected]) so that information can be provided about the accommodation process at Charles River.


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 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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2022-11-22 00:00:00

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