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Research Technician Assistant - United States  

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Posted on : 07 April 2017

Project Description

Responsibilities

BASIC SUMMARY:

Generate data in the performance of studies. Responsible for handling and restraining animals, clinical observations, sample collection, monitoring food consumption, animal husbandry, and performing accurate data collection and reporting. 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  
Observe animals for general health and overall well being.
Collect and record research data and biological specimens in compliance with Good Laboratory Practice Regulations (GLPs), study protocols and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). 
Perform basic in-life technical procedures upon completion and sign-off of specific skill training. (e.g., handling, body weight, dosing).
May perform dosing tasks. 
Perform computer input under supervision.
Read basic study protocols and extract pertinent information.
Review documentation of functions performed as part of quality control requirements.
Retrieve and view Standard Operating Procedures using appropriate database. 
Use GLPs, SOPs, processes and company policies when performing all job functions.
Handle, restrain, and provide care for all species of laboratory animals at the site.
Perform study preparation activities including collection tube labeling and room setup. 
Maintain clean work areas (e.g.: laboratory area, primary enclosures, animal exam areas). 
Receive animals (e.g., general health observation, sexing and identification) of all species, if applicable for the site. 
Perform all other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications

Education:  High school diploma or General Equivalent Degree (G.E.D.).
Experience: 0-6 months related experience in animal research and/or husbandry 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:  None
Other:  Ability to handle common laboratory animal species.  Basic knowledge of GLP regulations preferred.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Employees must be able to lift, move, manipulate, and/or hold heavy objects up to and including 50 pounds; this includes work materials, equipment, and/or animals.
Must be able to perform procedures, which require, talking, hearing, standing or sitting for long periods of time, entering data into a computer, using appropriate instruments, reaching with hands and arms, working in narrow spaces, and wearing safety equipment (PPE) according to OSHA regulations and company standards.
Must be able to frequently firmly hold species while utilizing fine motor skills.  
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Works in a research environment, which requires use of sharp objects, working around mechanical parts, working with or near known or unknown toxic or caustic chemicals and/or biological hazards, exposure to fumes and airborne particles, working at noise levels ranging from moderate to loud.
The employee regularly works with live animals with risk of exposure to allergens, zoonotic disease, and biohazards.  
The noise level in the work environment ranges from low to high depending upon the species housed. 
COMMENTS: 
This position requires overtime, weekend, holiday, and/or after hours shift coverage, as needed

Equal Employment Opportunity

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