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Animal Facility Specialist I ($2K Signing Bonus)

Company: Charles River
Location: Poolesville
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

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.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 SummaryCome work for an organization whose passion comes from their commitment to helping you help others, where our values guide our decisions and actions; they're the standards we hold ourselves to each day. Be the Difference! CARE, LEAD, OWN AND COLLOBORATE. We offer an excellent benefits package, and the opportunity to work with an amazing team and support a research community in their research endeavors!! Not mention a $2000 Signing Bonus!! As an Animal Facility Specialist at our Charles River, Insourcing Solutions site in Poolesville, MD; you will provide oversight for the activities of the animal husbandry program. The animal care staff will need leadership and coaching for their continued success. You'll assist with providing quality assurance to include animal health surveillance, monitoring of the effectiveness of facility and equipment sanitation, monitoring of incoming animal shipments for container integrity and animal health, monitor the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), internal facility reports for monitoring deviations from pre-established parameters, other quality assurance services as deemed necessary by the project manager. On an as needed basis monitor daily animal husbandry, and perform animal health observations, animal husbandry, and provide support to the nonhuman primate environmental enrichment and psychological well-being plan. Oversees the cagewash operations and related task; audits all caging equipment to identify defects, tags those in need of repairs and sends to welder shed. Once welder has repaired, ensure caging is now in working order. Submits work orders for facility repairs, replacements, issues, etc. You'll prepare and set up rooms for incoming animal shipments; oversee and assist with unpacking these animals' by inspecting and housing them. Rooms will also get decommissioned as needed and repairs will need to be done to include replacing water lines, lixits, etc. All work is done following established SOP's; Animal Welfare Act and the Guide for the Care and Use of Lab Animals. Job Qualifications Education:High School diploma/GED Experience: Three years' experience in a laboratory animal facility with experience inhandling/restraint skills with nonhuman primates. 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 Lab Animal Technician level (LAT) or higher preferred. 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. Vaccine MandateCharles 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 ( so that information can be provided about the accommodation process at Charles River. About Insourcing SolutionsCharles River Insourcing SolutionsSM 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 SolutionsSM provides you with the ability to maintain control of your facility and expertise while leveraging available space.

Keywords: Charles River, Germantown , Animal Facility Specialist I ($2K Signing Bonus), Other , Poolesville, Maryland

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