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.
We are seeking a Study Support Associate (EXP) for our Insourcing Solutions site located Ashburn, VA.
The following are responsibilities related to the SSA:
Apply your knowledge and experience in the animal science environment as you take your career to the next level! This is your opportunity to join our dedicated team of research technicians supporting top neuroscience researchers from around the globe at one of the nation’s premiere research facilities. The research campus is located in Ashburn Virginia, a reasonable commute from Northern VA, DC, WVA and parts of MD.
Your primary role will include providing technical research services directly supporting the research protocols, working in partnership with research staff members in the conduct of biomedical research to include:
Uses established database systems to manage and track breeding and experimental animals on protocols. Performs animal husbandry and animal care support services (e.g. providing feed, water, clean cages, and daily observations of each animal). Receives, examines and properly houses incoming animal shipments. Cleans and sanitizes animal rooms and support areas. Provides environmental enrichment appropriate to the species housed; provides other minor technical support (e.g. restraining animals, collecting blood, performing injections, and clinical treatments) as directed. Utilize database for animal recordkeeping, including but not limited to, animal housing and study support. Maintain and record appropriate data for all duties completed. Assist with receiving, stocking and maintenance of all supply inventories. May assist in animal behavioral studies. Comply with safety policies and procedures and MSDS guidelines, including those related to biohazards and radioactive substances.
The following are minimum qualifications related to the SSA position:
Education: High School Diploma and a minimum of two years of post-high school education.
Experience: Minimum one year experience working in a research animal facility and performing minor technical procedures including, but not limited to, injections and bleeding of rodents.
Certification/Licensure: Achievement of AALAS ALAT certification required within one year of hire.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
About Insourcing Solutions
Charles River Insourcing Solutions℠ 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 Solutions℠ provides you with the ability to maintain control of your facility and expertise while leveraging available space.