Research Technician I, Technical Operations

Charles River Laboratories International Inc (CRL)

Ashland, OH, US

Research Technician I, Technical Operations Req ID #:  39068 Location: 

Ashland, OH, US 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

We are seeking Research Technicians for our Safety Assessment site located in Ashland, OH.

Charles River Ashland is growing and we're seeking motivated individuals to join our team! Extensive on the job training is provided with no prior experience necessary. If you have an interest working with animals and desire a fast paced work environment with tons of opportunity this may be a career for you. 1st shift, 2nd shift, and weekend shifts available. Prior farm experience, FFA or 4H involvement is desirable but not required. Benefits include but are not limited to: Medical, dental, vision, flexible spending, 401(k) with generous company match, life insurance, and short term disability Tuition reimbursement Employee referrals Extensive paid on the job training 3 weeks of vacation plus paid sick time and paid holidays Employer provided work attire Starting pay of $15 with additional compensation for those with an A.S. or B.S.

Responsibilities include handling and restraining animals, clinical observations, sample collection, monitoring food consumption, animal husbandry, and performing accurate data collection and reporting. This is a physical job that requires walking/standing. This job is performed in a team setting with shared work space.


The following are minimum requirements related to the Research Technician I position. Education: High school diploma or General Equivalent Degree (G.E.D.). Associates or Bachelor’s preferred (B.S) or equivalent in animal or life science or related discipline.


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 120 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 11,000 employees within 70 facilities in 18 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. And in 2016, revenue increased by 23.3% to $1.68 billion from $1.36 billion in 2015.

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 ~70% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2016.

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

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

Nearest Secondary Market: Mansfield

Job Segment: Toxicology, Technician, Biotech, Science, Operations, Technology, Research

2020-05-30 00:00:00

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