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Animal Care Technician I - United States  

Charles River (company)

Posted on : 16 April 2017

Project Description


  • Perform routine animal husbandry and welfare duties as directed
  • Supply appropriate food and water for animals housed in the vivarium.
  • Clean and provide animal housing and associated materials/equipment within assigned animal rooms
  • Observe and report status of animal health, food and water consumption, appearance, behavior; provide support in animal health monitoring and basic veterinary medical treatment as prescribed by the veterinary staff.
  • Observe and record vivarium environmental conditions.
  • Perform sanitation duties within assigned animal rooms and vivarium areas.
  • Maintain and perform housekeeping of facility support areas.
  • Support cagewash equipment operations and maintenance
  • Adhere to Charles River and facility departmental safety policies and departmental SOPs and guidelines while demonstrating competency in facility safety protocols.
  • Establish and maintain appropriate and quality communication, teamwork, collaboration, and cooperation.
  • Basic computer knowledge such as email, online forms, web-based training and other basic programs.
  • Other duties may include housekeeping/janitorial , inventory management, receiving goods, stocking supplies and other work in support of a vivarium 

  • Education:  High School Diploma or GED.
  • Experience:  Two to four years related husbandry experience in a laboratory animal facility.

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted for the requirements as listed above.

  •  Certification/Licensure:  AALAS certification at the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician level (ALAT). Uncertified candidates will be required to achieve certification at the ALAT level within one (1) year of hire/promotion required.   

Equal Employment Opportunity

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