Charles River Labortories has eight open postions for Animal Care and Veterinary Technicians in the Boston area.

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.

Research Technician Position at Boston Children’s Hospital

A molecular genetics and immunology laboratory in the Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital is seeking a highly self-motivated and responsible individual for a research technician position.  The laboratory is focused on studying B- and T-cell development, as well as genes involved in DNA repair and their role in preventing cancer. The individual will be involved in preparatory work and micro-injection techniques to make transgenic/knockout mice, mouse colony maintenance, and associated molecular biology techniques. Experience preferred but not required. Successful applicants are expected to make a three-year commitment. Applicants should send their resume to: cheng [at] enders [dot] tch [dot] harvard [dot] edu

4-H New England Center Coordinator Internship at Eastern States Exposition -

To manage 4-H youth program at The Big E - Eastern States Exposition, West Springfield, Massachusetts
Skills - Event Planning and Management, Public Speaking, Working with Youth

Shorebird Monitors Endangered Species Program for Duxbury Beach, Duxbury, Massachusetts 

The purpose of this position is to assist in the protection of the listed shorebird species piping plover (Charadrius melodus) and least tern (Sternula antillarum). Collecting behavioral data on chick and brood including location and movement of listed shorebird species. Observing and recording environmental data. Monitor and collect data according to provided protocols on the following: predator tracking, avian community composition, vegetation surveys etc. Interact with the public to provide information and answer questions as necessary. Communicate beach rules and regulations to beachgoers in a polite and professional manner. Applicants should have a B.S. or B.A. in wildlife biology/management or related field or pursuing a degree in a related field. Experience in avian monitoring and/or field work in behavioral data collection, an interest to learn about Duxbury Beach management & endangered species management & protection, or any equivalent combination of education, training, & experience which provides the required knowledge, skills & abilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Monitors will be required to find their own housing. The schedule is variable May- August, 6am-1:30pm, 12:30pm –8 pm, to include weekends, holiday and evening hours. Click on link to apply.

Veterinary Technician/Nurse - Stoney Brook Veterinary Hospital, Lebanon, New Hampshire. We focus on the special relationship created by the Human/Companion animal bond. As a veterinary technician you are key to the delivery of high quality patient care and client service. You will utilize your medical knowledge and your organizational skills to manage and direct the client/patient flow in the hospital. You will oversee and maintain electronic medical records with AVImark software, assist Veterinarians in treating pets, inducing and monitoring anesthesia, performing laboratory tests, taking digital radiographs, and monitoring/administrating medications to critically ill patients. You will be encouraged to look for opportunities to foster teamwork. We require a Veterinary Technology degree or a minimum of 2 years’ experience of working as a veterinary technician/assistant. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please email your resume and cover letter to %20info [at] stoneybrookvets [dot] com with attention to Karen.

Research Assistant II - Boston Children’s Hospital - Experience performing animal studies is required. A background in cell culture, tissue engineering, polymer chemistry, or molecular biology is preferred. The Anderson lab research focuses on the interface of biomaterials science, biotechnology & therapeutics. A qualified candidate will help with performing animal studies in rodents. Implantation of cell-encapsulating devices, taking blood glucose & c-peptide measurements, explantation of devices, whole-animal imaging, histology, fluorescent staining, confocal imaging, FACS analysis, & device fabrication. Candidate would also maintain daily logs/basic records of methodologies & test results. With supervision, may summarize data & interpret results using descriptive statistics & basic hypothesis testing.

Genetic Testing Services Analyst - The Holstein Association USA, Inc. is looking for a talented professional to provide support to the Association’s genomic and genetic testing programs. As a member of the Holstein Genetic Services team, the successful candidate will support the Association’s genomic & genetic testing programs by interpreting DNA genotypes, Council on Dairy Cattle Breeder (CDCB) data, and lab reports to arrive at decisions for correcting parentage of animals; analyze problem cases; communicate with breeders, owners and laboratory staff to answer questions and resolve issues; assist with ordering genomic and genetic testing materials and results distribution; support department software programs and products; and assist with additional staff training, as required.

Veterinary assistant position available at Windy Hollow Veterinary Clinic in Montague, MA. 10-20 hours per week. Windy Hollow Veterinary Clinic is one-doctor practice that offers both conventional medicine and surgery as well as alternative therapies to small animals including pocket pets. Duties include animal restraint, laboratory work, medical record keeping, filling prescriptions, client education, answering phones, cleaning.  If interested, please email Dr. Peggy Piwonka at mpiwonka [dot] dvm [at] gmail [dot] com

Veterinary Technician at Merck, Boston.  Please apply at http://www.merck.com/careers/, and search for Veterinary Technician-RES001567. Under the general direction of the Research Veterinarian, the incumbent provides clinical, scientific, and technical support in areas of medical treatment, sample collection, surgical preparation and assistance, laboratory procedures, and diagnostic technical support. The incumbent is able to apply fundamental principles, experience, and techniques to the solution of complex problems. Exercises a reasonable degree of initiative and independent in performing work. Provides training or guidance for one or more junior staff members or research staff in specific assignments.