Trainer II Floater

Req ID #:  210976

Bethesda, MD, US, 20892

For 75 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 looking for a Trainer II (Floater) to join our Insourcing Solutions team, located in Bethesda, MD. 


How will you have an impact? 

This is the moment to use your talents and imagine those talents contributing to improving global health and peoples’ lives. In the Trainer II Floater role, you can do that by developing and reporting on technical skills training programs that contribute to the integrity of the research.


Why work at Charles River?  

We offer an excellent onboarding program for our new employees, internal career development, and competitive benefits!


What you will do! 

In the Trainer II role you will direct, schedule, perform and document all relevant technical, husbandry and cagewash training for all contract positions in coordination with the SOPs; confer with management, supervisors, and employees to gain knowledge of work situations requiring technical training and to better understand changes in SOP's, procedures, regulations, business initiatives and technologies. Perform continuing education and training to maintain/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.  In addition, coordinate training schedule, develop/maintain/update Task-specific position training matrices and syllabus, formulate teaching outline and determine instructional methods needed; test trainees to measure progress and effectiveness of training. Work with management 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.


In this role you will provide didactic and hands-on technical training on SOPs and monitor the technical methods used by employees and make on the spot corrections, in addition, make suggestions on improving technical procedures in the animal facilities. Must maintain accurate and complete database for training records and perform quality assurance for the contract site. Occasionally provide technical support, animal husbandry, and assist with research procedures as necessary.

Job Qualifications

A candidate that possesses a HS diploma is required. Bachelor of Science degree or Associate of Arts degree in Veterinary Technology or equivalent college level program desired. 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.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above. AALAS certification at the Laboratory Animal Technician level (LAT) required. Species: rodents, ferrets, rabbits, and NHPs.


If you are interested in contributing to the well-being of our communities, not only across the country but around the world, please join us and BE THE DIFFERENCE! 

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

This position services client(s) that requires us to ensure our employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. We will require proof of vaccination from all employees servicing client(s) with COVID-19 Vaccination requirements.


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 20,000 employees within 110 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 86% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2021.

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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