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Pathology Rapid Response Technician 2

Company: Charles River
Location: Mattawan
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

For 75 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.IMPORTANT: In order to be considered for this position, a resume/CV must be uploaded and submitted during the application process. Please make sure work history and education are added correctly.Job Summary Traveling technician who is responsible for independently performing operational, administrative, and technical tasks to provide comprehensive care for all species of laboratory animals which includes: basic necropsy/histology skills, perfusions, aseptic/sterile technique collections, electron microscopy, cerebral fluid, and frozen collections; independently performs all above and intermediate necropsy and/or histology laboratory procedures, including prosection and tissue collection. May serve as lead/primary technician and perform technical duties with guidance and perform review of data for quality and accuracy. Will travel with minimal notice and provide a minimum of 1 year commitment to the role. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Review laboratory documents for accuracy, completeness and compliance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs), and study specific requirements Travels to other Charles River sites to perform all of the above and intermediate Necropsy/Histology procedures as scheduled Serve as lead/primary technician for routine in-life studies Independently or as a team, perform Necropsy/Histology procedures (prosection, tissue collections, animal handling/sedation, and blood collection etc.) per hosting sites SOP's Read and review routine study type protocols and extract pertinent study information. Assist with review of complex and specialized study type protocols Assist in training of staff junior to this level when requested May cross-train in other areas and/or other laboratory departments Input, print and edit computer entries (e.g. pathology data) All essential duties as outlined in the previous level May assist with and perform basic histology procedures (trimming, processing, embedding, microtomy, staining, and cover slipping) Ability to track expenses and generate accurate expense reports Perform all other related duties as assigned Job Qualifications Education: High school diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D.) required. Bachelor's degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in a biological science preferred Experience: Minimum of 1-year related experience in animal research and/or husbandry preferred or must have demonstrated full knowledge of competencies and positive performance at the previous level. Experience working in a regulated environment preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above. Other: Ability to handle common laboratory animal species. Basic knowledge of GLP regulations preferred. 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. Experience with computer software programs is preferred. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Employees must be able to lift, move, manipulate, and/or hold heavy objects up to and including 50 pounds; this includes work materials, equipment, and/or animals. Must be able to perform laboratory procedures, which require, talking, hearing, standing or sitting for long periods of time, entering data into a computer, using appropriate instruments, reaching with hands and arms, working in narrow spaces, and wearing safety equipment (PPE) according to OSHA regulations and company standards. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. WORK ENVIRONMENT: Works in a research environment, which requires use of sharp objects, working around mechanical parts, working with or near known or unknown toxic or caustic chemicals and/or biological hazards, exposure to fumes and airborne particles. The employee regularly works with live animals with risk of exposure to dander, allergens, zoonotic disease, and biohazards. The noise level in the work environment ranges from low to high depending upon the species housed. COMMENTS: This position requires overtime, weekend, holiday, and/or after hours shift coverage, as needed. IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position. If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV. Vaccine MandateCharles River is a U.S. Federal Contractor. As a result, we must follow the Presidential Executive Order to mandate vaccinations, and ensure our employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Our main priority is the wellbeing, health, and safety of our people. We require proof of vaccination from all employees. Anyone with requests for disability-related and/or religious exemptions should contact Talent Acquisition (crrecruitment_US@crl.com) so that information can be provided about the accommodation process at Charles River. About Safety AssessmentCharles River is committed to helping our partners expedite their preclinical drug development with exceptional safety assessment services, state-of-the-art facilities and expert regulatory guidance. From individual specialty toxicology and IND enabling studies to tailored packages and total laboratory support, our deeply experienced team can design and execute programs that anticipate challenges and avoid roadblocks for a smooth, efficient journey to market. Each year approximately 120 investigational new drug (IND) programs are conducted in our Safety Assessment facilities.

Keywords: Charles River, Kalamazoo , Pathology Rapid Response Technician 2, Healthcare , Mattawan, Michigan

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