Animal Care Assistant
Charles River Laboratories - Reno, NV

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BASIC SUMMARY :
Responsible for performing operational, administrative and technical tasks to provide comprehensive care for all species of laboratory animals at the site, including: feeding/watering, sanitizing primary and secondary enclosures, environmental enrichment, handling and restraint and related tasks. Assist with the movement of animals and stocking of supplies.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • May handle, restrain, and provide care for all species of animals at the site.
  • May observe animals for general health and overall well being.
  • Clean primary enclosure and enclosure area for animals.
  • Sanitize cages, enrichment devices and other related equipment.
  • Measure and distribute feed to animals in accordance with established procedures.
  • May provide environmental enrichment with guidance.
  • Inspect feeding and watering devices for proper function.
  • Perform all tasks in compliance with Good Laboratory Practice Regulations (GLPs) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Review documentation of functions performed as part of quality control requirements.
  • May assist with the movement/transfer of animals.
  • May perform cagewash duties as assigned.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.
  • Education: High school diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D.) required.
  • Experience: None.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Certification/Licensure: None.
  • Other: None. Charles River Laboratories is an equal opportunity employer who values diversity in the workplace.

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