Research Technician - Charles River, Horsham, PA

Research Technician
Horsham, PA, US, 19044

Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. For nearly 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.

We are looking for a qualified Research Technicians in our Horsham Safety Assessment office.  In this role, you will be expected to perform in-life technical procedures (e.g., clipping, handling, binding, body weight, dosing), handle, restrain and provide care for all species of lab animals at the site, administer test substances by various basic methods (e.g., oral gavage) and input, print and edit computer entries (e.g., body weights, food consumption).  Under supervision, you may act as lead/primary technician on basic studies.  Additionally, the successful candidate will observe animals for general health and overall wellbeing, collect and record research data and biological specimens in compliance with Good Laboratory Practice Regulations (GLPs), study protocols and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and read basic study protocols and extract pertinent information.   You will regularly review documentation of functions performed as part of quality control requirements, retrieve and view Standard Operating Procedures using appropriate database, and use GLPs, SOPs, processes and company policies when performing all job functions.



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.   Ability to handle common laboratory species.  Proficient in basic technical skills and the operation of data collection equipment. Knowledge of GLP’s and other federal regulations and guidelines relating to the care of laboratory animals. Basic understanding of study design and protocols.   ALAT certification preferred.


About Charles River

With over 11,000 employees within 70 facilities in 18 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges.  At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe.

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Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet

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