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Research Support Specialist 1 (Poolesville)

Company: Charles River Laboratories
Location: Poolesville
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

At Charles River, we are passionate about improving the quality of people's lives. When you join our global family, you will help create healthier lives for millions of patients and their families.
Charles River employees are innovative thinkers, who are dedicated to continuous learning and improvement. We will empower you with the resources you need to grow and develop in your career.
As a Charles River employee, you will be part of an industry-leading, customer-focused company at the forefront of drug development. Your skills will play a key role in bringing life-saving therapies to market faster through simpler, quicker, and more digitalized processes. Whether you are in lab operations, finance, IT, sales, or another area, when you work at Charles River, you will be the difference every day for patients across the globe.
IMPORTANT: In order to be considered for this position, a resume/CV must be uploaded and submitted during the application process. Please make sure work history and education are added correctly.
Job SummaryWe are seeking a Research Support Specialist 1 for our Insourcing Solutions site located in Poolesville, MD.
The following are responsibilities related to the Research Support Specialist 1 position:

  • Possess the ability to perform technical duties associated with the Animal Study Proposals especially those in relation to NHP Critical Care studies to include but not limited to collection of physiologic data, blood withdrawals, knowledge of aseptic techniques for surgical preparation, anesthesia induction, maintenance and monitoring, set up and operation of mechanical ventilators and anesthesia equipment and all other related critical care monitoring equipment.
  • Provide assistance as needed with technical duties associated with the Animal Study Proposals in relation to NHP retroviral, human respiratory and flavivirus studies to include but not limited to daily animal health checks, blood withdrawals, anesthesia, intestinal biopsies, broncho-aveolar lavage, tracheal and nasal lavages, necropsies, documented observations and treatments.
  • Maintain detailed and accurate animal health records for all experimental data and related information e.g. ability to calculate maximum blood volume withdrawal based on body weight.
  • Practice universal precautions appropriate to different levels of ABSL. Work safely with animal / human pathogen biohazards, and help to maintain the research animal facility as a safe work environment / operation.
  • Report any animal health, care, and / or wellbeing concerns to the appropriate facility management staff.
  • Report any facility infrastructure issues, relative to the animal care and support areas, to the appropriate facility management.
  • Ability to work flexible hours to include weekends, holidays and overnights to ensure research needs are met and experiments are carried out to comply with appropriate timelines.
  • Ability to interact with all personnel in a manner which promotes a professional work environment.

    Job QualificationsThe following are minimum qualifications related to the Research Support Specialist 1 position:
    • Education: High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required.
    • Experience: Must have experience in laboratory animal care and is required to have expert knowledge of non-human primate husbandry and technical procedures. Must have computer program proficiency such as MS Word / Access / Excel. Must have a proficient technical vocabulary.
    • Certification/Licensure: Must be certified Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT).

      IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position. If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV.
      About Corporate Functions
      The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.

Keywords: Charles River Laboratories, Germantown , Research Support Specialist 1 (Poolesville), Other , Poolesville, Maryland

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