Technical Trainer 1 (DART/ACS) 1

Req ID #:  127613

Ashland, OH, US, 44805

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 we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Job Summary

Under general supervision, responsible for providing, coordinating, documenting and scheduling orientation and routine to moderately complex training activities. Also responsible for developing, revising, and implementing the use of training documents including SOPs and processes to support the overall training program.

•    Work with department management to coordinate and/or provide routine to moderately complex technical training for department personnel.
•    Assist in providing, coordinating, and scheduling new hire orientation and on-the-job training for all personnel.
•    Ensure that all training provided meets quality and regulatory requirements.  Provide additional training in these areas as needed.
•    Maintain, develop, and update all documents and databases used for the support and conduct of training tasks including but not limited to training standards, training records, and training timelines. 
•    Collaborate with Training Department management, cross-site personnel and internal/external resources to develop and implement new training techniques. 
•    Assist with the development, training, revision and quality review of internal processes.
•    Assist with SOP development, revision, implementation and training.
•    Perform technical tasks to support completion of study tasks (as needed). 
•    Assist with the development, training, and implementation of new technical procedures. 
•    May serve as a contact person for AALAS certifications.  Provide proper documents for personnel seeking certification and registry status, and be knowledgeable of the latest changes in the certification and registry program (as needed).
•    Practice/maintain basic and intermediate technical skills and procedures, work independently and follow SOPs and processes.
•    May participate in conducting sponsor/visitor tours and interact with clients.
•    May provide guidance to less experienced training personnel and training assistants.
•    Assist senior training staff with the development of training programs.
•    Perform all other related duties as assigned.

•    Education Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in animal or life sciences or related discipline. 
•    Experience:  1-3 years experience in animal research and/or husbandry; multi-species experience preferred, or must have demonstrated full technical competence and satisfactory performance at the previous level. 
•    An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
•    Certification/Licensure:  AALAS certification at the ALAT level strongly preferred; or other applicable certification/licensure.
•    Other:  Ability to handle common laboratory species.  Proficient in basic technical skills and the operation of data collection equipment. Knowledge of GLPs and other federal regulations and guidelines relating to the care of laboratory animals. Understanding of routine study design and protocols.

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 14,000 employees within 80 facilities in 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. And in 2018, revenue increased by 22% to $2.27 billion from $1.86 billion in 2017.

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 ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2018.


Equal Employment Opportunity 


Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet


Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Mansfield

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