Animal Care Technician 2

Charles River Laboratories
Poolesville, MD
Sep 09, 2021
Sep 15, 2021
Full Time
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 SummaryWe are seeking an Animal Care Technician 2 for our Insourcing Solutions site located Poolesville, MD.The following are responsibilities related to the Animal Care Technician 2:Reviews, comprehends and complies with all SOP's and quality assurance standards pertaining to specific area.Monitors daily animal health and welfare while performing daily animal health observations, animal husbandry duties to maintain quality and health of research animals, to include: perform daily water bottle 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.Maintains accurate records of animal breeding, health, and housing/isolator or support areas as required by Institute and facility.Assists with restraint, handling and manipulation of various animal species as assigned by the on-site Supervisor or facility veterinarian.Strictly follows all procedures necessary to maintain animal housing areas including entry of personnel and equipment into facility, room or other controlled areas.Receives, inspects and puts away incoming animals; ensures and provides for sentinel animals in each rodent housing area.Ensures compliance with and provides support to the nonhuman primate environmental enrichment and psychological well-being plan as well as PMP.Performs minor facility repairs including repairs to fence lines and caging.Provide prescribed treatments on weekends and as needed during the week, assist Veterinary Technicians as needed.May be involved in strictly maintaining and following breeding and weaning procedures to ensure appropriate production levels.The following are minimum qualifications related to the Animal Care Technician 2 position:Education: High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required.Experience: Minimum of 1 year experience performing basic animal care is required.Certification/Licensure: ALAT eligibility required, ALAT certification preferred.An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.About Insourcing SolutionsCharles River Insourcing SolutionsA$ cents A cents € zA' 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 SolutionsA$ cents A cents € zA' provides you with the ability to maintain control of your facility and expertise while leveraging available space.

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