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Charles River Laboratories Career Fair

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Hampton Inn
2055 E Main Street
Ashland, OH 44805

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For nearly 70 years, Charles River Laboratories 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.

Research Technician

We are seeking an experienced Research Technician I for our Safety Assessment site located in Ashland, OH.

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 methods.

The following are minimum requirements related to the Research Technician I position.

  • Education:  High school diploma or General Equivalent Degree (G.E.D.). Bachelor’s preferred (B.S) or equivalent in animal or life science or related discipline.
  • Experience:  6 months to 1 year related experience in animal research and/or husbandry 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:  ALAT 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. Basic understanding of study design and protocols.

Animal Care Assistant

We are seeking an Animal Care Assistant for our Safety Assessment site located in Ashland, OH.

Responsible for performing operational, administrative and technical tasks to provide comprehensive care for all species of laboratory animals at the site, including:  feeding/watering, sanitizing primary and secondary enclosures, environmental enrichment, handling and restraint and related tasks. Assist with the movement of animals and stocking of supplies.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • May handle, restrain, and provide care for all species of animals at the site.
  • May observe animals for general health and overall well being.
  • Clean primary enclosure area for animals.
  • Sanitize cages, enrichment devices, study rooms and other related equipment.
  • May provide environmental enrichment with guidance.
  • Inspect feeding and watering devices for proper function.
  • Perform all tasks in compliance with Good Laboratory Practice Regulations (GLPs) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Review documentation of functions performed as part of quality control requirements.
  • May assist with the movement/transfer of animals.
  • May perform cage wash duties as assigned.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Education: High school diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D.) required.
  • Experience: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.

Physical Demands:

  • Employees must be able to lift, move, manipulate, and/or hold heavy objects up to and including 50 pounds; this includes work materials, equipment, and/or animals.
  • Must be able to regularly clean animal rooms, including mopping of floors on a repetitive basis.
  • Must be able to regularly push wheeled animal cages weighing up to 400 pounds on a repetitive basis down long hallways and inclines.
  • Must be able to perform procedures, which require, talking, hearing, standing or sitting for long periods of time, entering data into a computer, using appropriate instruments, reaching with hands and arms, working in narrow spaces, and wearing safety equipment (PPE) according to OSHA regulations and company standards.
  • Must be able to frequently firmly hold species while utilizing fine motor skills.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

  • Works in a research environment, which requires use of sharp objects, working around mechanical parts, working with or near known or unknown toxic or caustic chemicals and/or biological hazards, exposure to fumes and airborne particles.
  • The employee regularly works with live animals with risk of exposure to dander, allergens, zoonotic disease, and biohazards.
  • The noise level in the work environment ranges from low to high depending upon the species housed.

Comments:

  • This position requires overtime, weekend, holiday, and/or after hours shift coverage, as needed.