Animal Care Technician II

Charles River - Cambridge, MA (30+ days ago)3.4

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 currently seeking experienced Animal Care Technicians for our client site on Cambridge, MA. Your primary role will be to perform health observations, animal handling, care and husbandry within a research vivarium, along with cage changing/cagewash, investigative support and maintaining thorough and accurate records following established protocols/guidance.

The role requires superior customer service skills and the following necessary qualifications:

  • Education: High school diploma, General Education Degree (G.E.D.) or equivalent required. Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) in animal or life sciences field preferred.
  • Experience: A minimum of two years directly related laboratory animal experience in an AAALAC accredited facility is required.
  • Certification/Licensure : AALAS certification at the ALAT level or above is required.
  • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: You must be proficient with basic animal identification methods; able to effectively follow verbal and written instructions and demonstrate a strong teamwork orientation; oral and written communication skills; attention to detail, organization, ability to achieve work goals with minimum daily oversight, and a superior customer service focus!

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. We have proudly supported the development of ~70% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2016. Join us and make a difference!

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

Job Type: Full-time


  • lab animal in an AAALAC accredited facility: 2 years (Required)


  • High school (Required)


  • ALAT Certification (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)