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Charles River Laboratories Breeder Technician I in Framingham, Massachusetts

Breeder Technician I

Req ID #: 42131


Framingham, MA, 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.

Job Summary

Cares for the animals used in research and development studies. Performs duties related to the maintenance of experimental animals such as feeding and caring for animals, cleaning cages, holding animals for treatment by laboratory technician or maintaining inventory and animal identification records. Performs cleaning/sanitation of animal facility and equipment. Responsible for bio-safety and bio-security of the animals. May partner with pre-clinical investigators to assist and support veterinarians with surgery, dosing, post-op care and monitoring of animal studies.

We are seeking aBreeder Technician for ourSanofi site located in Framingham, MA.

The following are responsibilities related to the Breeder Technician position:

  • Review, comprehend and comply with all SOPs and quality assurance standards pertaining to the facilities. Review, comprehend and comply with Animal Welfare Act, the ‘Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals,’ policies.

  • Use established database systems to manage and track breeding and experimental animals on protocols

  • Perform animal husbandry and animal care support services (e.g. providing feed, water, clean cages, and daily observations of each animal)

  • Receive, examine and properly house incoming animal shipments

  • Clean and sanitize animal rooms, support areas, break rooms, offices and locker rooms

  • Dispose of waste and animal carcasses

  • Provide environmental enrichment appropriate to the species housed

  • Provide other minor technical support (e.g. restraining animals, collecting blood, performing injections, clinical treatments) as directed

The following are minimum qualifications related to the Breeder Technician position:

  • Education: High School Diploma and a minimum of two years of post-high school education.

  • Experience: Minimum of two years experience working in a research animal facility with a minimum of one year of managing rodent breeding colonies, and performing minor technical procedures including, but not limited to injections and bleeding of rodents.

  • Certification/Licensure: AALAS LAT certification preferred. ALAT required within one year. Valid Class C Driver’s License Required.

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.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

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