Project Manager 3 - Aquatic Facility Manager ($4k Signing Bonus)

Req ID #:  155591

Bethesda, MD, US, 20892-0602

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.

IMPORTANT:   In order to be considered for this position, a resume/CV must be uploaded and submitted during the application process.  Please make sure work history and education are added correctly.

Job Summary

We are seeking a Project Manager 3 - Aquatics Facility Manager for our Insourcing Solutions site in Bethesda, MD. This position is offering a $4,000 signing bonus.


The responsibilities related to the Project Manager 3 are:

•    Provides management oversight and support to all staff levels; conducts meetings with staff to informed of current/future projects.
•    Trains and mentors project managers; evaluating productivity and communication between task requirements and managers. 
•    Manages assigned staff to ensure the proper inventory, care, feeding and delivery of animals, sanitation of the equipment and facilities, the procurement and storage of supplies and the maintenance of related equipment and facilities. 
•    Oversees and/or schedules the maintenance of the facility and all equipment.
•    Leads troubleshooting of aquatic support equipment, monitoring software, and facility infrastructure.
•    Leads operational development and advancement efforts which improve animal welfare and staff efficiency by finding/creating devices or modifying/improving techniques.   
•    Establishes specifications for the selection and purchase of equipment.
•    Participates in facility design and construction meetings, reviews/approves submissions and construction contract modifications; participate in contract negotiations during annual re-bid. 
•    Develop staffing support, animal care weekend and holiday schedule.
•   Monitors performance of employees and conducts periodic performance reviews; investigates personnel problems and develop performance improvement plans, counseling and disciplinary actions. 
•    Conducts or participates in interviews of applicants for open positions and is actively involved in personal investigations and outcomes.
•    Orients new personnel with facility and company policies, work rules and guidelines.
•    Prepares and submits required written records, charts, logs and inventories as requested by your supervisor or customer. 
•    Ensures that all contract deliverables are met.
•    Oversight and Review of the developments, writing and implementing standard operating procedures for the care and enrichment of laboratory animals and the operation of the facility. 
•    Interacts 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.
•    Oversees training and continuing education of the staff to achieve AALAS certification; assist in assessing training needs (develop and present).
•    Oversees procurement needs of equipment and supplies to include acquisition and reporting requirements. 

Job Qualifications

  • Education: BS in Biological Science or related Science required.
  • Experience:  Minimum of five (5) years supervisory experience in a large scope aquatics facility to include staff and project management responsibility.
  • Certification/Licensure:  AALAS Certification at the LATG level may be required based on education/experience.


IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position. If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV. 

Vaccine Mandate
Charles River is a U.S. Federal Contractor.  As a result, we must follow the Presidential Executive Order to mandate vaccinations, and ensure our employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8, 2021.  Our main priority is the wellbeing, health, and safety of our people. We will be requiring proof of vaccination from all employees. 

Anyone with requests for disability-related and/or religious exemptions should contact Talent Acquisition ( so that information can be provided about the accommodation process at Charles River.


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 18,000 employees within 100 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 >80% of the drugs approved by the FDA for the past 3 years.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.


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