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Animal Support Technician 1

Charles River Laboratories

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$22 /h
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Cambridge, MA
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Job Description

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Job Overview:

For 75 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

Come work for an organization whose passion comes from their commitment to helping you help others, where our values guide our decisions and actions; they are the standards we hold ourselves to each day. Be the Difference! CARE, LEAD, OWN AND COLLOBORATE.

We are seeking an Animal Support Technician I for our Insourcing Solutions sites located in Boston/Cambridge, MA.

This is a full-time opportunity that offers an excellent benefits package, a pay rate of $22/hour and the opportunity to support our clients in their research endeavors.

The following are responsibilities related to the ASTI:

The Animal Support Technician I is responsible for providing continuing service to Charles River Laboratories clients throughout the New England area and are assigned to various sites based upon need, experience and skills. The home base for this role is Cambridge, MA., in the role you are required to be flexible with regards to changing work locations, this is an exciting opportunity to work at different locations and learn a lot of new skills and network.

Essential Duties:

The AST will learn, train and support cagewash and animal care processes, to include monitor animal health and welfare while performing daily animal health observations and animal husbandry duties to include performing daily equipment checks; providing appropriate food and water; performing cage changing and/or cage cleaning; recording animal health concerns. Provide environmental enrichment appropriate to species. These experiences may involve a variety of lab animal species. May be tasked to assist with breeding and weaning procedures to ensure appropriate production levels. May be tasked to assist with administrative needs, benchtop procedures such as necropsy, and assist with technical procedures, such as blood and/or tissue collection, injections, surgical prep, administering anesthesia, and assisting with surgical procedures.

The schedule for this position will be either Sun-Thurs or Tues-Sat, 7:00AM to 4:00PM

Job Qualifications

Education: High school diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D.). Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Animal Science, Life Sciences or related discipline preferred.
Experience: Zero to Six (6) months of animal handling experience.
• 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 not required but encourage to obtain (materials/exam paid for by CRL)
Other (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities): Ability to effectively follow verbal and written instructions and exhibit interpersonal skills that are conducive to effective communication and that contribute to a congenial work environment. Maintain positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a professional manner with coworkers, research staff, client and managers. Strong organization skills and attention to detail. Strong written and verbal English communication skills. Good working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. Ability to organize and prioritize multiple responsibilities and function independently, as well as within a team environment, with minimal supervision. Ability to effectively resolve problems or issues by using judgment that is consistent with standards, practices, policies, procedures, and industry regulations.

Vaccine Mandate
Charles River is a U.S. Federal Contractor. As a result, we must follow the Presidential Executive Order to mandate vaccinations, and ensure our employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Our main priority is the wellbeing, health, and safety of our people. We require proof of vaccination from all employees.


Anyone with requests for disability-related and/or religious exemptions should contact Talent Acquisition ([email protected]) so that information can be provided about the accommodation process at Charles River.

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 20,000 employees within 110 facilities in over 20 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 86% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2021.


Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.



If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to [email protected] This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

For more information, please visit www.criver.com.