This is your moment

This is your

Project Manager 3

  • Req ID #: 222304_en_US
  • Poolesville, MD, US
  • 1st
  • Full time

Apply Now

Not ready to apply yet?

Receive job alerts that match your background and interests – delivered right to your email inbox!

For nearly 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 Project Manager 3 for our Insourcing Solutions site located in Poolesville, MD.


As the Project Manager 3, you will plan, organize, and direct the activities of all staff at the Poolesville contract site, as well as serves as the representative for the company in the day to day operations and customer/client interactions. 


Additional responsibilities include:

  • Oversee and manage supervisors and staff.
  • Review and analyze operational needs, and make recommendations to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of all services.
  • Oversee the implementation of the training plan, technical trainer and supervisors’ development of course content, and materials for training and continuing education of the staff.
  • Develop, write, and implement standard operating procedures.
  • Design, plan, organize, and execute disaster preparedness documentation and emergency procedures.
  • Coordinate or monitor the movement of people and animals throughout the facility.
  • Conduct or participate in interviews of applicants for open positions.
  • Monitor performance of employees and conduct periodic performance evaluations.
  • Provide data entry/data base report generation for computerized systems.
  • Prepare and submit required written records, charts, logs and inventories.
  • Oversee and/or schedule the maintenance of the facility and all animal care equipment.
  • Establish specifications for recommendations for the selection and purchase of animal care related equipment.
  • Interact with client representatives to facilitate the resolution of problems related to the allocation of space, use of equipment, efficient use of personnel, diagnosis of and control of disease, provisions of animal care and adequate veterinary care.

Job Qualifications

The following are minimum requirements related to the Project Manager 3 position:

  • Bachelor of Science in Animal Science or related field required
  • 4-6 years management/supervisory experience with multiple position types, some of which is in an AAALAC accredited facility
  • Facility management experience with NHP species required, rodent/ungulate species preferred
  • AALAS certification at the Laboratory Animal Technologist level (LATG) and CMAR, can be considered in lieu of BS. ILAM preferred


The pay range for this position is $53 to $58 USD per hour.  Please note that salaries vary within the range based on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, education, certifications, and location.

About Insourcing Solutions
Charles River Insourcing Solutions℠ can streamline research by delivering operational and cost efficiencies through the strategic insourcing of GMP, GLP and non-GLP research services from discovery through safety assessment. Insourcing Solutions℠ provides you with the ability to maintain control of your facility and expertise while leveraging available space.


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.

Not ready to apply yet?

Receive job alerts that match your background and interests – delivered right to your email inbox!

Helping you find your moment

You take great care and effort when you apply for a job with us. Rest assured that we’ll be just as diligent in finding the role that’s right for you. Here’s how our hiring process works: