Trainer 2 (14BS)

Req ID #:  47853

Bethesda, MD, US

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 Trainer 2 for our Insourcing Solutions site located Bethesda, MD.


The following are responsibilities related to the Trainer 2 position:



  • Direct, schedule, perform and document all relevant Task-specific technical, husbandry and cagewash training for all contract positions in coordination with the SOPs.
  • Confer with staff to gain knowledge of work situations requiring technical training and to better understand changes in site SOP's, procedures, regulations, business initiatives and technologies.
  • Perform continuing education and training to maintain and enhance employee skills and capabilities.
  • Conduct AALAS certification training, monthly health & safety training; conduct and/or coordinate ASP-directed training. 
  • Coordinate training schedule and develop/maintain/update task-specific position training matrices and syllabus.
  • Formulate teaching outline and determine instructional methods such as individual training, group instruction, demonstrations, meetings and workshops.
  • Work with selected management representatives to develop adjunct training team members to be qualified trainers in specific job functions and or topics. C
  • Conduct training sessions covering specified areas such as on-the-job training, refresher training, in laboratory animal techniques.
  • Test trainees to measure progress and to evaluate effectiveness of technical training.
  • Report on progress of employees under guidance during training periods. Provide didactic and hands-on technical training on SOPs.
  • Monitor technical methods used by employees and make on the spot corrections. Make suggestions on improving technical procedures in the animal facilities.
  • Maintain accurate and complete database for training records.
  • Actively interact with customers as required to solve customer requests, inquiries, and complaints and to provide technical assistance.


The following are minimum qualifications related to the Trainer 2 position:

Education: HS diploma. B.S. degree or AA degree in Veterinary Technology or equivalent college level program desired. 

Experience: Minimum of three (3) years related animal care and handling experience.  One (1) year technical experience and a minimum of six (6) months experience in an ABSL3 facility. 

Certification/Licensure: AALAS certification at the Laboratory Animal Technician level (LAT) required. 

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 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

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