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Technologist - United States  

Charles River (company)

Posted on : 13 August 2017

Project Description

Company 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.


 We are seeking a Technologist for our GEMS-Breed Department located in Wilmington, MA

Maintain and monitor the health, production, and physical environment of Charles River or external customer animals within isolators, micro-isolator caging and/or ventilated cage systems. Perform animal husbandry which will include feeding, watering and cleaning cages. Implement breeding and sampling procedures to ensure customer satisfaction. Maintain physical environment cleanliness, biosecurity and accurate department/animal records within the internal database system. Read and complete animal identification marks, sample animals for genotyping, at a moderate volume. Shipping and receiving process of customer animals. Comply with all Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and operating equipment and supplies per safety and ergonomic guidelines.


The following are minimum requirements related to the Technician I position.

  • Education:  High school diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D.)./ BA in Biology preferred.
  • Experience:  One to Two years related experience in and/or training in animal husbandry.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Certification/Licensure:  Preference will be given for AALAS certification at the Assistant Technician or its equivalent.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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