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Husbandry Technician (temporary part time) - United Kingdom  

Charles River (company)

Posted on : 11 September 2017

Project Description

Department Marketing Statement

For nearly 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.


Are you interested in working with animals?

We currently have temporary, part-time Husbandry Technician opportunities to work in our Dog Unit, based at our world class facility in Tranent, near Edinburgh.

·         Duration of the role Is 3-4 months with working hours from 9am to 2pm

·         You will be required to work 5 days in 7, including weekends

·         Consideration will be given to candidates looking to work weekends only

·         You will carry out general husbandry tasks in compliance with study protocols and Standard Operation Procedures, also participation in the technical aspect of studies

Specific criteria that you are required to meet include:

·       You will show a caring self motivated attitude to animal welfare and continuous improvement.  Enthusiasm, work ethic and eagerness to learn

·       Strong desire to work with animals combined with a high level of empathy and respect.

·       Ability to complete tasks without deviating from Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

·       Competent data recording to Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) without errors

·       Motivation to commit yourself to the demands of a busy working environment.

·       The ability to work independently as well as being a good team player

Please apply directly online here.

Alternatively, you can email your CV to or hand a copy into the Gatehouse, Elphinstone Research Centre, Tranent, EH33 2NE.  Please state reference number 172569.

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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

Data Protection

This information will be used by Charles River for the purpose of recruitment and selection only and the administration thereof.  The personal information that you give us will also be used in a confidential manner to help us monitor our recruitment process. In the event you are recruited, your data will not be used other than in the normal course of business and the administration of your employment with us. We may check the information collected with third parties to ensure its accuracy and we may also use or pass to certain third parties information to prevent or detect crime or in other ways as permitted by law. By submitting this application form to us, we will be assuming that you agree to the processing of sensitive personal data in the manner described above.

Note for Recruitment Agencies

Please note that Charles River Human Resources Department are currently managing this vacancy internally. Agency support will only be sought, if necessary, after the short-listing process has been completed. 

In the meantime, Recruitment Agencies are respectfully requested not to contact the HR Team, although contact details may be sent (via e-mail only) to