Trainer 2 (14BS)

Req ID #:  98032

Bethesda, MD, US, 20892

At Charles River, we are passionate about improving the quality of people’s lives. When you join our global family, you will help create healthier lives for millions of patients and their families. 


Charles River employees are innovative thinkers, who are dedicated to continuous learning and improvement. We will empower you with the resources you need to grow and develop in your career. 


As a Charles River employee, you will be part of an industry-leading, customer-focused company at the forefront of drug development. Your skills will play a key role in bringing life-saving therapies to market faster through simpler, quicker, and more digitalized processes. Whether you are in lab operations, finance, IT, sales, or another area, when you work at Charles River, you will be the difference every day for patients across the globe.


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



The following are responsibilities related to the Trainer 2:


  • 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, including SOP or ASP revisions, animal welfare topics, operations and maintenance, and technical advancements.
  • 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.
  • 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. Perform quality assurance responsibilities for the contract site, including: Develop effective partnership with the CRTC team to develop course materials and receives feedback.
  • Actively interact with customers as required to solve customer requests, inquiries, and complaints and to provide technical assistance.
  • Reviews, comprehends and complies with all SOP's and quality assurance standards pertaining to specific area. 
  • Cares for and maintains laboratory animals in accordance with Animal Welfare Act and the “Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, as well as, contract policies and guidelines and other pertinent regulations and policies. Prepares and submits written reports, charts, logs and inventories as requested by Supervisor.
  • Occasionally provide technical support, animal husbandry, and assist with research procedures as necessary to respond to surge in work load or personnel shortages

Job Qualifications

Education:   HS diploma. Bachelor of Science degree or Associate of Arts 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.  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 Laboratory Animal Technician level (LAT) required. 




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. 

About Corporate Functions
The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.  

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.

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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