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Senior Animal Technician

Charles River Laboratories International

Charles River Laboratories International

Tranent EH33, UK
Posted on Friday, May 26, 2023
Req ID: 217292

Tranent, GB, EH33 2NE

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.

Job Summary

We are seeking a Senior Animal Technician for our world class Farm facility in Tranent.

In this key role you will be responsible for the day to day organisation and supervision of a large group of technical staff conducting a range of critical studies assessing the safety and efficacy of new medical treatments.

Your responsibility will include the organising/scheduling of technical teams, monitoring their performance on project work, including conducting of annual appraisal and career progression assessments

An in-depth working knowledge of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986, GLP & Health and safety are essential in this role.

You will assist the Unit Manager / Principal Technician in the day to day running of the unit and when required be prepared to deputise in their absence.

Competence in conducting and training in a broad range of technical techniques, combined with successful leadership of technical teams is advantageous in the role.

Specific criteria that you are required to meet include:

The following are responsibilities related to the Senior Animal Technician position:

• You will be an experienced Leading Animal Technician who holds a Home Office Personal Licence for Farm Animals

• A caring self motivated attitude to animal welfare and continuous improvement

• A proven track record in the supervision of others and the ability to communicate effectively

• Ability to lead by example, train and mentor others

• Enthusiasm, work ethic and eagerness to learn.

• Motivation to commit yourself to the demands of a busy working environment.

• The ability to work independently as well as being a good team player

  • A good working knowledge of Microsoft Word/Excel and Provantis

• Participation in Continuing Professional Development Courses

This is a Scale 5 position.

Closing date is 05 June 2023.

Profile and Requirements

About Safety Assessment
Charles 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 300 investigational new drug (IND) programs are conducted in our Safety Assessment facilities.

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 20,000 employees within 110 facilities in over 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.

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 86% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2021.

At Charles River Laboratories, we recognize and recruit all talent. We are a company committed to the principle of diversity and inclusion and work daily in this direction.