Animal Care Technician 2 - Position includes a $1,000 sign on bonus.

Charles River Laboratories International Inc (CRL)

Boston, MA, US, 0221

Animal Care Technician 2 - Position includes a $1,000 sign on bonus. Req ID #:  139335 Location: 

Boston, MA, US, 02210 For 70 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 Charles River Insourcing Solutions, is seeking an Animal Care Technician 2, for their client in Framingham, MA. 


 Position includes a $1,000 sign on bonus.


The candidate will observe, monitor and document the health and physical environment within the client’s animal facility. Perform animal care and husbandry, including receiving, cage wash duties and sanitation.


The essential duties for the Animal Care Technician 2 are:  

•    Review, comprehend and comply with all SLPs and training pertaining to laboratory animals and staff safety.

•    Capable to changing 1000 complete cage set-ups on a weekly basis.

•    Manages own work to ensure that agreed targets are met in a timely manner and to agreed quality standards and welfare

•    Perform daily cage wash duties and sanitation.  Follows sanitization schedules within vivarium.

•    Provide basic start up and shut down procedures on equipment (cage washer, autoclave, water production)

•    Perform quality assurance measures (temperature temps, watering testing, BIs, RODAC and/or ATP monitoring) and maintain such records.

•    Maintain accurate records of animal breeding, health, and housing including for any support areas. 

•    Assist with restraint, handling and manipulation of various animal species as needed. 

•    Strictly follow all procedures necessary to maintain animal housing areas.

•    Receive, inspect and house incoming animals.

•    Use applicable software for the tracking of animals including census and generation of cage cards.

•    May be involved in maintaining and following breeding and weaning procedures to ensure appropriate production levels. Able to manage a small breeding colony.

•    Operate equipment and use supplies according to safety guidelines; perform general housekeeping and adheres to safety procedures.

•    Maintain required attendance level and adherence to work schedule in accordance with required staffing levels in order to ensure that assigned duties are completed.

 The work schedule is Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 3:30 pm. Job Qualifications

  Education:   High school diploma, General Education Degree (G.E.D.) or equivalent required. Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) in animal or life sciences field preferred. Experience:   Minimum of 4 years directly related laboratory animal experience in an AAALAC accredited facility. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above. Certification/Licensure:  AALAS certification at the LAT level or above required Other: Proficiency with rodent identification methods, and maintaining rodent breeding records. Ability to effectively follow verbal and written instructions and exhibit interpersonal skills that are conducive to effective communication and that contribute to a congenial work environment. Maintain positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a professional manner with coworkers, research staff, and managers. Strong organization skills and attention to detail. Strong written and verbal English communication skills. Good working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.

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 by December 8, 2021.  Our main priority is the wellbeing, health, and safety of our people. We will be requiring 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 18,000 employees within 100 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 >80% of the drugs approved by the FDA for the past 3 years.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet.


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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2022-01-13 00:00:00

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