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Research Technician I (Toxicology) - United States  

Charles River (company)


Posted on : 08 May 2017

Project Description

  • Collect and record data with minimal supervision 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. Administer test substances by various basic methods.

  • Perform in-life technical procedures (e.g., clipping, handling, binding, removals, body weight, dosing).
  • Administer test substances by various basic methods (e.g., oral gavage).
  • Input, print and edit computer entries (e.g., in life numbers, body weights, food consumption and clinical observation). 
  • Under supervision may act as lead/primary technician on basic studies. 
  • 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). 
  • Read basic study protocols and extract pertinent information.
  • Review documentation of functions performed as part of quality control requirements.
  • Retrieve and view SOPs 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.

  • High school diploma or General Equivalent Degree (G.E.D.). 
  • Bachelor’s preferred (B.S) or equivalent in animal or life science or related discipline.

  • 6 months to 1 year related experience in animal research and/or husbandry or must have fully satisfied technical and experience requirements for the previous level.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.

Certification/Licensure:  ALAT preferred

  • Ability to handle common laboratory species.  
  • Proficient in basic technical skills and the operation of data collection equipment. 
  • Knowledge of GLPs and other federal regulations and guidelines relating to the care of laboratory animals. 
  • Basic understanding of study design and protocols.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Our lab  is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet