Charles River Bethesda , MD 20813
Sr. Laboratory Animal Technician (B50)
Req ID #: 39665
Bethesda, MD, US
For 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 Sr. Laboratory Technician (B50) for our Insourcing Solutions site in Bethesda, MD.
Reviews, comprehends and complies with all SOP's and quality assurance standards pertaining to specific area. Schedule technical procedures and assigns daily activities to personnel performing technical procedures.
Provides training and oversight to Laboratory Animal Technicians to monitor performance and accurate completion of tasks. Provides leadership and feedback to staff. Monitors for technical requests and perform needed tasks to ensure completion of requests.
Works closely with Clinical Veterinarian(s) and Veterinary support staff to perform daily health assessments of lab animals in the colony. Provides animal treatments as instructed by Clinical Veterinarian(s). Performs daily colony health examinations and clinical observations of sick animals.
Assists with maintaining Rodent Colony Health surveillance program and submission. Provides technical support (e.g. animal handling and restraint, weaning, tail snips, ear tagging, collect blood and other tissues samples, perform injections, treatments, surgical preparation and post-operative observations, timed mating, microinjection, and assist with research procedures as directed). Familiarity with and ability to use various forms of anesthetic and the means of application, including Gas and Injectable.
Actively interacts with management, facility veterinarian(s) and investigators as required to solve customer requests, inquiries, and complaints and to provide technical assistance. Provides environmental enrichment feed and other enrichment stimuli and/or provide behavioral assessments.
As needed, performs animal husbandry. Prepares and submits written reports, charts, logs and inventories as requested by Supervisor. Assists with maintaining accurate records of animal importations, breeding, health, and housing/isolator or support areas. Provides quality assurance to include animal health surveillance, monitoring of the effectiveness of facility sanitation, cage washing and autoclaving procedures, monitoring of incoming animal shipments for container integrity and animal health, monitor the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), internal facility reports for monitoring deviations from pre-established parameters, other quality assurance services as deemed necessary (e.g., sentinel and cull animal submission ) by the COR.
Education: High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required. Achievement of an Associate of Arts degree in Veterinary Technology or equivalent college level program is preferred.
Experience: Minimum three years related animal care and handling experience and laboratory animal technician's duties required. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
Certification/Licensure: AALAS certification at the Laboratory Animal Technician level (LAT) or above required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Basic knowledge of animal technical skills and ability to identify sick animals and provide medical treatment as prescribed.
Must be able to demonstrate leadership skills/ability.
About Insourcing Solutions
Charles River Insourcing Solutions can streamline research by delivering operational and cost efficiencies through the strategic insourcing of GMP, GLP and non-GLP research services from discovery through safety assessment. Insourcing Solutions provides you with the ability to maintain control of your facility and expertise while leveraging available space.
About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients' clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.
With over 13,000 employees within 80 facilities in 23 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client's unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world.
At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people's lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe.
We have proudly supported the development of 80% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2017.
For more information, please visit www.criver.com.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet
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