Rodent Veterinary Technician

Help us contribute to beating pediatric cancers! Boston Children’s Hospital is focusing research on finding cures for pediatric cancer and Charles River is looking for talented, caring and committed rodent veterinary technician to contribute to these life-saving efforts.

Job Summary:

We are looking for a Veterinary Technician to join our Insourcing Solutions team, located in Boston, MA.

How will you have an impact?

This is the moment to use your talents and imagine those talents contributing to improving global health and peoples’ lives. In the Rodent Veterinary Technician role, you can do that by being responsible for the daily care of laboratory research animals and working closely with the veterinarians to perform health assessments, treatments and maintain records.

Why work at Charles River?

We offer an excellent onboarding program for our new employees; internal career development, competitive benefits.

What you will do!

In the Rodent Veterinary Technician role, you will perform health assessments, maintain records and provide treatment to the animals on protocols. You will provide technical skills training to the research community in support of approved protocols to include animal handling and restraint, weaning, tail snips, ear tagging, blood and other tissue sample collection, injections, treatments, surgical preparation, pre-, peri- and post-operative observations and euthanasia. You will be responsible for coordinating and processing orders for animal medications (anesthetics, analgesics, antibiotics, etc.) and will document distribution of medications and provide guidance on recordkeeping. In this role you will provide training for the staff as it relates to animal care and health. Additionally, you will conduct routine inspections of animal holding rooms to ensure the health and well-being of the animals and will prepare and submit written reports, monthly billing summaries (drug orders, overcrowded cage charges) as requested.

Who are we looking for?

A candidate that possesses an A.A./A.S. in veterinary technology or equivalent college level program. B.A./B.S. in animal science preferred. 6 to 12 months rodent (primarily mice) care and handling experience as well as veterinary technical skills required. Basic knowledge of mouse technical skills, including handling and restraint, injections, and phlebotomy techniques. Must be capable of identifying sick animals and summarizing findings. An equivalent combination of education/experience may be accepted as a substitute for the education/experience listed above. AALAS Certification at the ALAT or successful achievement of within 1 year required. CVT or LVT preferred.

If you are interested in contributing to the well-being of our communities, not only across the country but around the world, please join us and BE THE DIFFERENCE!

Charles River