Charles River
Charles River utilizes an integrated approach, innovative thinking and efficiency to help you achieve your discovery program goals.
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Charles River provides essential products and services to help pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, government agencies and leading academic institutions around the globe accelerate their research and drug development efforts.

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When you join Charles River, you become part of a family that has had a significant impact on the health and well-being of our families, friends and colleagues across the globe. In the past few years alone we’ve helped our clients with the critical research required to develop new, approved treatments for cancer, weight loss, cystic fibrosis, leukemia, IBS, epilepsy, Cushing’s disease and other conditions.

Working at Charles River provides you with a chance to make a difference in the world. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, quality, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in supporting the life-saving and valuable work we perform on behalf of our clients. In return, we’ll offer you opportunities to learn, grow and build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Charles River Positions

Seasonal Help (Invitro)
ResponsibilitiesBASIC SUMMARY: Perform basic tasks as outlined by supervisor to provide temporary (seasonal) assistance within a department.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Laboratory: *Perform simple laboratory tasks, including glasswashing, lab clean-up, etc. Animal Care: *Perform simple animal husbandry tasks, including cleaning, extraction, washing.In all departments: *Take proper safety precautions and utilize appropriate safety gear/equipment in the performance of all duties. *Perform all other related duties as assigned.Qualifications*Education: High school diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D.) preferred.*Experience: None. *An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above. *Certification/Licensure: None.*Other: Must be eligible to work under state and federal regulations. Must be able to understand and follow verbal direction. Typing/computer skills, basic laboratory skills, and/or basic tool skills preferred as appropriate to departmental placement.Equal Employment OpportunityCharles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/VetCharles River is committed to working with and proving reasonable accomodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email crrecruitment_US@crl.com or call (781) 222-6244 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Charles River takes affirmative action to ensure equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, disabled individuals, and covered veterans (recently separated veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans, disabled veterans, and other protected veterans) in accordance with Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974. If you would like more information about our affirmative action program for veterans and disabled individuals, please contact Human Resources.
Seasonal Help (Invitro)
ResponsibilitiesBASIC SUMMARY: Perform basic tasks as outlined by supervisor to provide temporary (seasonal) assistance within a department.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Laboratory: *Perform simple laboratory tasks, including glasswashing, lab clean-up, etc. Animal Care: *Perform simple animal husbandry tasks, including cleaning, extraction, washing.In all departments: *Take proper safety precautions and utilize appropriate safety gear/equipment in the performance of all duties. *Perform all other related duties as assigned.Qualifications*Education: High school diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D.) preferred.*Experience: None. *An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above. *Certification/Licensure: None.*Other: Must be eligible to work under state and federal regulations. Must be able to understand and follow verbal direction. Typing/computer skills, basic laboratory skills, and/or basic tool skills preferred as appropriate to departmental placement.Equal Employment OpportunityCharles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/VetCharles River is committed to working with and proving reasonable accomodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email crrecruitment_US@crl.com or call (781) 222-6244 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Charles River takes affirmative action to ensure equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, disabled individuals, and covered veterans (recently separated veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans, disabled veterans, and other protected veterans) in accordance with Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974. If you would like more information about our affirmative action program for veterans and disabled individuals, please contact Human Resources.
Necropsy Technician I
ResponsibilitiesBASIC SUMMARY:Perform basic necropsy laboratory procedures. Participate in the documentation of all activities as required. Receive and ship samples.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Assist with and perform basic necropsy procedures (basic dissection, tissue collection/preservation, fresh tissue trimming, sample collection, etc.). Learn/know correct anatomic terms. Receive samples, complete tracking documentation, and prepare pathology materials and data for shipment and archiving. Perform all other related duties as assigned.QualificationsEducation:High school diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D.) required. Associate's degree (A.A./A.S.) or equivalent in a biological science preferred.Experience: 1 year of pathology laboratory 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:None.Other: Placement at this level requires successful completion/competency of the required tasks of the position preceding this level and continued ability to perform those tasks are required. Must be able to perform effectively as a team member, accurately record data, follow verbal and written instructions, maintain a positive work atmosphere, communicate effectively, and interact in a professional manner with management, coworkers, and sponsors. Must be able to differentiate normal from abnormal tissue. Experience with computer software programs is preferred.Equal Employment OpportunityCharles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/VetCharles River is committed to working with and proving reasonable accomodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email crrecruitment_US@crl.com or call (781) 222-6244 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Charles River takes affirmative action to ensure equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, disabled individuals, and covered veterans (recently separated veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans, disabled veterans, and other protected veterans) in accordance with Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974. If you would like more information about our affirmative action program for veterans and disabled individuals, please contact Human Resources.
Necropsy Technician I
ResponsibilitiesBASIC SUMMARY:Perform basic necropsy laboratory procedures. Participate in the documentation of all activities as required. Receive and ship samples.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Assist with and perform basic necropsy procedures (basic dissection, tissue collection/preservation, fresh tissue trimming, sample collection, etc.). Learn/know correct anatomic terms. Receive samples, complete tracking documentation, and prepare pathology materials and data for shipment and archiving. Perform all other related duties as assigned.QualificationsEducation:High school diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D.) required. Associate's degree (A.A./A.S.) or equivalent in a biological science preferred.Experience: 1 year of pathology laboratory 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:None.Other: Placement at this level requires successful completion/competency of the required tasks of the position preceding this level and continued ability to perform those tasks are required. Must be able to perform effectively as a team member, accurately record data, follow verbal and written instructions, maintain a positive work atmosphere, communicate effectively, and interact in a professional manner with management, coworkers, and sponsors. Must be able to differentiate normal from abnormal tissue. Experience with computer software programs is preferred.Equal Employment OpportunityCharles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/VetCharles River is committed to working with and proving reasonable accomodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email crrecruitment_US@crl.com or call (781) 222-6244 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Charles River takes affirmative action to ensure equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, disabled individuals, and covered veterans (recently separated veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans, disabled veterans, and other protected veterans) in accordance with Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974. If you would like more information about our affirmative action program for veterans and disabled individuals, please contact Human Resources.
Animal Care Technician I
Responsibilities Reviews, comprehends and complies with all SOP's and quality assurance standards pertaining to laboratory animals for research. Monitors daily animal health and welfare while performing daily animal health observations, animal husbandry duties to maintain quality and health of research animals, to include: perform daily water bottle /automatic water line and cage checks; provide appropriate food and water; perform cage changing and/or cage cleaning as required; record animal health concerns per SOP and/or specified protocols. Perform daily cage wash duties and sanitation. Maintains accurate records of animal breeding, health, and housing/isolator or support areas as required by Institute and facility. Assists with restraint, handling and manipulation of various animal species as assigned by the on-site Supervisor or facility veterinarian. Disposes of animal carcasses following established procedures. Strictly follows all procedures necessary to maintain animal housing areas or isolator environments, including room or facility personnel entry and personnel protective equipment use. Receives, inspects and puts away incoming animals; ensure and provide for sentinel animals in each rodent housing area. May be involved in strictly maintaining and following breeding and weaning procedures to ensure appropriate production levels. Operates equipment and uses supplies according to safety guidelines; performs general housekeeping and adheres to safety procedures. Maintains required attendance level and adherence to work schedule in accordance with required staffing levels in order to ensure that assigned duties are completed.QualificationsEducation: Minimum of High School Diploma or equivalent; Bachelors Degree preferred.Experience: Minimum of one year directly related laboratory animal experience in an AAALAC accredited facility.Certification/Licensure: AALAS certified as ALAT preferred.Equal Employment Opportunity Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/VetCharles River is committed to working with and proving reasonable accomodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email crrecruitment_US@crl.com or call (781) 222-6244 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Charles River takes affirmative action to ensure equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, disabled individuals, and covered veterans (recently separated veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans, disabled veterans, and other protected veterans) in accordance with Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974. If you would like more information about our affirmative action program for veterans and disabled individuals, please contact Human Resources.
Animal Care Technician I
Responsibilities Reviews, comprehends and complies with all SOP's and quality assurance standards pertaining to laboratory animals for research. Monitors daily animal health and welfare while performing daily animal health observations, animal husbandry duties to maintain quality and health of research animals, to include: perform daily water bottle /automatic water line and cage checks; provide appropriate food and water; perform cage changing and/or cage cleaning as required; record animal health concerns per SOP and/or specified protocols. Perform daily cage wash duties and sanitation. Maintains accurate records of animal breeding, health, and housing/isolator or support areas as required by Institute and facility. Assists with restraint, handling and manipulation of various animal species as assigned by the on-site Supervisor or facility veterinarian. Disposes of animal carcasses following established procedures. Strictly follows all procedures necessary to maintain animal housing areas or isolator environments, including room or facility personnel entry and personnel protective equipment use. Receives, inspects and puts away incoming animals; ensure and provide for sentinel animals in each rodent housing area. May be involved in strictly maintaining and following breeding and weaning procedures to ensure appropriate production levels. Operates equipment and uses supplies according to safety guidelines; performs general housekeeping and adheres to safety procedures. Maintains required attendance level and adherence to work schedule in accordance with required staffing levels in order to ensure that assigned duties are completed.QualificationsEducation: Minimum of High School Diploma or equivalent; Bachelors Degree preferred.Experience: Minimum of one year directly related laboratory animal experience in an AAALAC accredited facility.Certification/Licensure: AALAS certified as ALAT preferred.Equal Employment Opportunity Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/VetCharles River is committed to working with and proving reasonable accomodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email crrecruitment_US@crl.com or call (781) 222-6244 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Charles River takes affirmative action to ensure equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, disabled individuals, and covered veterans (recently separated veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans, disabled veterans, and other protected veterans) in accordance with Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974. If you would like more information about our affirmative action program for veterans and disabled individuals, please contact Human Resources.
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