Animal Care Technician 2 (Bldg 35)

Employer
Charles River Laboratories
Location
Bethesda, MD
Posted
Sep 09, 2021
Closes
Sep 15, 2021
Ref
86356540
Hours
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.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 SummaryWe are seeking an Animal Care Technician 2 for our Insourcing Solutions site located in Bethesda, MD.The following are responsibilities related to the Animal Care Technician 2: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.Disposes of animal carcasses following established procedures.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.May be involved in strictly maintaining and following breeding and weaning procedures to ensure appropriate production levels.Operates equipment and uses supplies according to safety guidelines; performs general housekeeping and adheres to safety procedures.Maintains required attendance level and adherence to work schedule in accordance with required staffing levels in order to ensure that assigned duties are completed.The following are minimum qualifications related to the Animal Care Technician 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.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.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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