Animal Care Technician II (TB3)

Charles River Laboratories International Inc (CRL)

Rockville, MD, US, 20852

Job Summary

We are looking for an Animal Care Technician II to join our Insourcing Solutions team located in Bethesda, MD.  

Why work at Charles River?  We adhere to strong values, share the same mission, that together, we create healthier lives. Our culture is one of endless opportunity, purpose and creating change. We are committed to empowering our employees with the tools and programs they need to develop rewarding careers. We offer competitive benefits and excellent training programs for all our employees.

What you will do! 

The responsibilities of the Animal Care Technician II are to maintain, monitor, and document the health, breeding colony production, technical support, and physical environment within the animal facility. Your role will be to maintain the quality and health of the research animals. 

You will perform the following duties:

  • Perform Animal Health assessments and send notifications to clinical veterinarians and investigative lab staff. 
  • Animal health observations across multiple species; perform basic animal husbandry.  
  • Perform breeder set-ups, vaginal plug checks and weaning. 
  • Perform blood collection via various routes for technical service requests. 
  • Perform ear tag/ID placement; sample/tissue collection for genotyping and other technical service request and facility sentinel program. 
  • Administer topical, injectable, and oral treatments. 
  • Maintain and update all related records, logs, forms, cage cards, etc. 
  • Applying quality assurance/quality control standards to ensure Statement of Work expectations are fulfilled.

Who are we looking for?

A candidate with a high school diploma or GED and one or more years of related animal care and handling experience. ALAT certification or become certified within one year of eligibility. 

Schedule: Monday through Friday 7AM-3:30PM. Must be available some weekends and holidays. 

The hourly range for this position is $22.00- $24.00 USD per hour. Please note that salaries vary within the range based on factors including experience, skills, education, certifications, and location.

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, or 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: 2024-04-01