Project Manager 1 (Husbandry) Bldg 35

Req ID #:  68491

Bethesda, MD, US, 20892

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

We are seeking a Project Manager 1 (husbandry) Bldg 35 for our Insourcing Solutions site located in Bethesda, MD.


The following are responsibilities related to the Project Manager 1:


  • Review, comprehend and comply with all SOP's and quality assurance standards pertaining to specific area.  Cares for and maintains laboratory animals
  • Oversees and coordinates the daily activities of the animal facility to include scheduling of staff for both workdays and weekends.
  • Oversees all aspects of husbandry support, to include related paperwork, cage change scheduling, and supplies.
  • Actively interacts with Project Officers, facility veterinarian(s) and investigators as required to solve customer requests, inquiries, and complaints. 
  • Works with subordinate employees to ensure that all work is performed according the task Statement of Work. 
  • Participates in interviewing applicants for open positions, developing performance improvement plans, and writing employee performance evaluations.
  • Assists in assessing training needs, as well as, developing and presenting training for staff and investigators
  • Oversees the animal surveillance program related to the husbandry staff.
  • Occasionally provides technical support (e.g. restraining animals, weaning, etc.).
  • Provides animal husbandry and environmental enrichment for colony animals. 
  • Provides quality assurance to include animal health surveillance, monitoring of the effectiveness of facility sanitation, autoclaving procedures, monitoring of incoming animal shipments for container integrity and animal health, monitor the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), internal facility reports for monitoring deviations from pre-established parameters, other quality assurance services as deemed necessary (e.g., water cultures) by the Project Officer.
  • Provides data entry/data base report generation for computerized systems which monitor facility internal environmental parameters, security, or other animal facility monitoring and management requirements.
  • Assist training department and supervisors in the development of course content and materials for training and continuing education of the animal care staff to achieve AALAS certification.  Assists in assessing training needs, as well as, developing and presenting training for staff and investigators.
  • Will be required to rotate weekend coverage.


The following are minimum qualifications related to the Project Manager 1 position:


  • Education:   Associate Arts degree in Animal Science or related field required  
  • Experience:  Minimum of one (1) year of experience of supervisory experience in a multiple labor category animal facility. 
  • Certification/Licensure:  AALAS certification at the Laboratory Animal Technologist level (LATG). 

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above. 

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 17,000 employees within 90 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 2019, revenue increased  to $2.62 billion.


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 2019.


Equal Employment Opportunity 


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