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Study Technician II - United States  

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Posted on : 14 May 2017

Project Description


  • Monitor daily animal health and welfare while performing daily animal health observations. Perform animal husbandry duties to maintain quality and health of research animals, to include: perform daily water bottle and cage checks; provide appropriate food and water; perform cage changing and/or cage cleaning as required; record animal health concerns per SOP and/or specified protocols. Maintain accurate records of animal breeding, health. May be involved in maintaining and following breeding and weaning procedures.
  • Assemble, set up, and operate any necessary experimental equipment.
  • With guidance from scientific management, maintain a technical knowledge and understanding in his/her assigned area of responsibility.
  • Document experimental data in technical notebooks or approved electronic files including activities undertaken, existing conditions, observed results and variation from expected data patterns.
  • Record and prepare data for inclusion in project reports.
  • Conduct laboratory procedures in compliance with established protocols/plans and with regulatory and laboratory requirements.
  • Able to perform the following techniques:
    • Oral gavage in rodents
    • IV, SQ, IP, IM injection techniques in rodents
    • Blood collection:
  • Tail vein in rodents
  • Orbital sinus in rodents
  • Cardiac in rodents
    • Necropsy and tissue collection
  • Rodent euthanasia via exsanguination preceded by administration of CO2 or anesthesia; cervical dislocation preceded by administration of CO2 or anesthesia; or, administration of CO2.
  • Interact with other personnel within the department, key support groups and the division, to develop a network of resources to facilitate completion of assignments.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.

  • Education: B.S./B.A. degree in Biological Sciences or related field from an accredited college or university is required.
  • Experience: Must have at least 2 or more years of previous laboratory animal research experience. Research experience in heart failure 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: LAT preferred
  • Other: Basic computer skills preferred.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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