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Charles River Laboratories International Inc.

Founded 60 years ago, Charles River was initially engaged in the production of research models for biomedical research.  Over the past six decades, we have seen a dramatic evolution in the needs of our customers.  In order to meet those needs, we have launched new businesses and grown existing businesses.  These changes have transformed our company into a leading global provider of essential products and services that advance research in the drug discovery and development industry.The company... Read More

Address      harles River Laboratories International, Inc. 251 Ballardvale Street Wilmington, MA 01887
Website      www.criver.com/
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Veterinary Technician

Work closely with the Veterinarian(s) to perform daily health assessments of laboratory animals in the colony and maintain all records as needed and associated with this monitoring. Provide animal treatments as instructed by the Veterinarian(s).

· Perform specimen collections and documentation, process samples, provide summaries, conduct written and telephone communications with diagnostic laboratories, serve as contact for intra-institutional animal transfers and related responsibilities.

· Perform technical functions required by research protocols, such as daily clinical observations and health examinations of sick animals, prior to reporting adverse findings to Veterinarian responsible for that area.

· Provide technical skills training to the research community in support of IACUC-approved research protocols, e.g. animal handling and restraint, weaning, tail snips, ear tagging, blood and other tissues sample collection, injections, treatments, surgical preparation, pre-, peri-, and post-operative observations, euthanasia, and assists with research procedures as directed.

· Actively interact with research staff to provide technical assistance.

· Coordinate and process orders for animal medications (drugs, anesthetics, analgesics, etc.), document distribution of same, and provide guidance on recordkeeping requirements.

· Prepare and submit written reports, monthly billing summaries (drug orders, overcrowded cage charges) charts, logs and inventories as requested by Supervisor.

· Provide training for the ARCH staff for animal care, health and regulations.

· Participate in Management staff meetings, Rodent User Group meetings, and
Animal Tech meetings as required.

· Operate equipment and use supplies according to safety guidelines; perform general housekeeping and adhere to safety procedures. Comply with safety policies and procedures and MSDS guidelines, including those related to biohazards and radioactive substances.

· Assist with the receipt, stocking and maintenance of supply inventories.

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

· Perform other duties as assigned.

· Education: Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Animal Science preferred or Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology or equivalent college level program.

· Experience: One year related animal care and handling experience required. One year of technical experience as detailed in the essential duties and responsibilities section preferred

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 Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician level (ALAT) or above OR successful achievement of ALAT certification within one (1) year of hire/promotion required. AALAS certification at the LAT level or Veterinary Technician licensure of CVT or LVT is preferred.

Charles River Laboratories is an equal opportunity employer who values diversity in the workplace.

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