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Vivarium Support Associate Ashburn United States,  

Charles River (company)

Posted on : 14 May 2017

Project Description

  • Apply your knowledge and experience in the animal science environment as you take your career to the next level! 
  • This is your opportunity to join our dedicated team of research technicians supporting top neuroscience researchers from around the globe at one of the nation s premiere research facilities.

Your primary role will be to provide cagewash services in support of the research vivarium:
  • Operate Equipment in the Cagewash Facility; including a Rack Washer, Robotic Index Washer and Autoclave, according to safety guidelines; perform general housekeeping and adhere to safety procedures. 
  • Perform user level maintenance on equipment. 
  • Sanitize, maintain, and repair caging materials as needed. 
  • Maintain Cagewash facilities in a clean and organized manner, in adherence with all SOP and facility requirements. 
  • Perform quality control measures on the equipment and maintain appropriate logs for the information. 
  • Monitor daily operation of Cagewash equipment, including proper function, and maintenance. 
  • Report any equipment malfunction(s) to the Vivarium Supervisor. 
  • Clean and sanitize animal rooms and support areas. 
  • Maintain and record appropriate data for all duties completed.
  • Assist in support areas as assigned by the Supervisor. May assist in changing cages and housing animals in Quarantine.
  • Assist with the receipt, stocking, and maintenance of supply inventories. 
  • Prepare and submit required written records, charts, logs and inventories. 
  • Actively interact with customers as required to resolve customer requests, inquiries, and complaints and to provide technical assistance.

Education:  High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required.
Experience:  Some experience preferred but not required.

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


Ashburn Virginia

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