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Veterinary Assistant - Office of Animal Care

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Charles River Laboratories International Inc

Mattawan, MI

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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 e perform. In return, well help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Job Summary

We are seeking an experienced Veterinary Assistant

for our Office of Animal CareTeam

located in Mattawan, MI.

A Veterinary Assistant

is responsible for: providing animal care and welfare compliance in the form of basic medical treatments and emergency response as directed by staff veterinarians; assisting the veterinary staff in general husbandry oversight of all laboratory animals in accordance with Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) policies, and animal welfare standards and regulations by Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and Public Health Service Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (PSH-OLAW); and performing assigned basic technical and administrative functions within the guidelines/requirements outlined in a protocol or Standard Operation Procedure (SOP) in order to support the evaluation of a test article.

The following are minimum requirements related to the Veterinary Assistant


HS/GED/Bachelors degree with 0 to 2 years previous relevant experience.

Previous experience working with animals is a plus.

Ability to communicate verbally and in writing at all levels inside and outside the organization.

Basic familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite.

Computer skills, commensurate with Essential Functions, including the ability to learn a validated system.

Ability to work extended hours beyond normal work schedule to include, but not limited to evenings, weekends, extended shifts, and/or extra shifts; sometimes on short notice.

Ability to work under specific time constraints.

About MPI Research, a Charles River Company

MPI Research is a premier non-clinical contract research organization (CRO) providing comprehensive testing services to biopharmaceutical and medical device companies worldwide.

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 120 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 11,000 employees within 70 facilities in 18 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our clients unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2016, revenue increased by 23.3% to $1.68 billion from $1.36 billion in 2015.

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of peoples 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 ~70% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2016.

For more information, please visit (link removed) />Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet

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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 our families, friends and colleagues across the globe. Our collective efforts as One Charles River are the key to our success, and we know that every job and every person is important. Every day, each of us strives to make a difference in whatever way we can.

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