CRADL Project Manager

Req ID #:  186752

Cambridge, MA, US, 02142

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 seeking a Project Manager for our Insourcing Solutions and CRADL operations in Cambridge, MA. This is amazing opportunity to join a dedicated team of individuals!


The Project Manager will be responsible for providing business coordination and facilitation in the management of Insourcing Solutions (IS) and Charles River Accelerator and Development Labs (CRADL) with a focus on geographic expansion projects. Ensuring a smooth and timely business process flow in collaboration with senior management, real estate, finance, and operational teams. Partner with senior management to develop, implement, and achieve short- and long-term goals. Recommend and implement techniques to improve productivity, increase efficiencies and maintain quality standards.


Essential Duties:

  • Track activities against project milestones and deadlines and perform appropriate follow up
  • Produce geographic expansion portfolio reports and status updates
  • Manage and run team meetings for new prospects, producing agendas, actions, and meeting minutes
  • Create methods of tracking all real estate and market opportunities, prioritizing based on business feedback
  • Create assessment tools based on strategy criteria for new markets
  • Create Gnatt charts or smart sheets to track new facility construction and operational progress, as well as, process maps, score cards, and decision tree matrix
  • Assist senior management and operations in new construction development  including, capital equipment assessment and ordering, weekly OAC meetings, and confirmation of delivery on equipment.
  • Write and assists in the development and implementation of CRADL Business Operating Processes (BOPs).
  • Create methods to store market intelligence information
  • Support data collection for business justifications and assist in producing slides for the business cases
  • Define and monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) and deliverables
  • Assist with the creation of pricing and services menus for new locations
  • Partner with Operations lead to review and update geographical expansion projects .
  • Lead troubleshooting efforts across departments within Charles River for issue resolution.

Job Qualifications

  • Education: Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) or equivalent in life science, laboratory animal science, business administration, project management or related field
  • Experience:  Three (3) or more years' experience in a scientific or project management role, preferably in a pharmaceutical or contract laboratory setting.
  • Certification/Licensure: Project Management Professional (PMP(R)) or equivalent preferred. AALAS certification preferred.
  • An equivalent combination of education, experience, and certification may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.

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.  Our main priority is the wellbeing, health, and safety of our people. We require 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 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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