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Research Technician II

About the Company:
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.
Our collective efforts as One Charles River are the key to our success, and we know that every person is important. Every day, each of us plays a critical role in making a difference in the quality of people's lives.
From our animal technicians and security guards to our business managers and executive team, we?re working together to support better, safer and more effective research.?



We are seeking an experienced Research Technician II for our Safety Assessment site located in Shrewsbury, MA.? ?




The Research Technician II will serve as lead/primary technician for multiple basic and complex in-life studies simultaneously. Collect and record data with minimal supervision in the performance of studies. Responsible for handling and restraining animals, clinical observations, sample collection, monitoring food consumption, animal husbandry, and performing accurate data collection and reporting. Administer test substances by various basic and intermediate methods.? Serve as a mentor to less experienced staff.



  • Education: Bachelor?s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in animal or life sciences or related discipline.

  • Experience:? 1-3 years experience in animal research and/or husbandry; multi-species experience preferred or must have fully satisfied technical and experience requirements for the previous level.

  • 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 LAT level preferred.

  • Other:? Ability to handle common laboratory species.? Proficient in basic technical skills and the operation of data collection equipment. Knowledge of GLPs and other federal regulations and guidelines relating to the care of laboratory animals. Understanding of routine study design and protocols.



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