Research Technician 1, Imaging

Charles River Laboratories
Morrisville, North Carolina, US
Jul 12, 2021
Sep 09, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Research Technician 1, Imaging
Req ID #: 123174
Morrisville, NC, US, 27560
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.
Job Summary
We have an exciting opportunity for aResearch Technician 1, Imaging (2nd Shift)at ourDiscoverysite located inMorrisville, NC.
In this position, you will perform optical imaging, micro-CT and routine in vivo research activities. With guidance, the ResearchTechnician 1 will be responsible for in vivo study execution and data acquisition, to include tumor implantation, monitoring laboratory animals, dosing, anesthesia, small animal surgery and tumor collection, reagent preparation, reagent injection, image acquisition, raw data preparation and data analysis. This is a second shift position with hours of 11:30 am to 8:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
The following responsibilties are related to theResearch Technician 1, Imaging position:
• Perform routine research activities as assigned, including in vivo, ex vivo and in vitro based screens
• Upon completion of training, perform routine to moderately complex in vivo and in vitro research activities with minimal guidance
• Perform optical imaging on small animals using IVIS spectrum CT
• Operates small animal anesthesia system
• Perform basic daily equipment maintenance
• Perform dosing of laboratory animals, animal husbandry and animal tissue collection
• Prepare and verify dosing solutions for administration
• Perform detailed assessments of animal health and well-being
• Provide assistance to technical staff as needed
• Collect, enter, and analyze research data; perform data reporting to senior research staff
• Understand study design then confirm and verify that protocol is properly updated prior to initiation of studies
• Prepare, organize and verify study data, study folders and study forms
• Upon study completion, close study folder and assure that all written documentation has been witnessed, verified and signed
• Review study report and gives feedback on the accuracy of materials and methods section
• Provide support for tumor maintenance and animal husbandry
Job Qualifications
The following are minimum requirements related to theResearch Technician 1, Imaging (2nd Shift) position:
Education: Bachelor's degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in biology, zoology or related discipline.
Experience: No experience required
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
Certification/Licensure: ALAT, LAT or LATg certification through AALAS preferred.
Other: Experience with IVIS spectrum or other related optical imaging devices preferred. Experience in the handling, dosing and husbandry of laboratory animals, or relevant course work. Experience in the collection and entry of data or relevant training. Familiarity with Microsoft Office applications. Good organizational, communication skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a team. Self motivated, able to efficiently manage tasks with high quality and adjust rapidly to change in experimental priorities. Data entry and data collection skills. Attention to detail.
About Discovery
Discovery from Charles River is industry-proven in the successful development of novel therapies, with over 320 patents and 74 preclinical drug candidates delivered to our sponsors in the past 17 years. Backed by more than 650 scientists, our comprehensive, integrated portfolio employs the latest technology and platforms to provide chemistry, biology, and pharmacology services that support clients from the earliest stages of hit identification all the way through to IND. Our client-focused, collaborative approach creates true partnerships that anticipate challenges, overcome obstacles, and move us forward together on the journey of getting new drugs to market.
About Charles River
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. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients' clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.
With over 17,000 employees within 90 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client's unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.
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 ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2019.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet.
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