IACUC Coordinator

Req ID #:  222022

Cambridge, MA, US, 02142 Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

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.

Job Summary

We are seeking an experienced IACUC Coordinator to join our Insourcing Solutions team, located in Cambridge, MA, or Philadelphia, PA.


As the IACUC Coordinator, you will be responsible for coordinating Charles River Accelerator & Development Labs (CRADL) IACUC functions and the IACUC review process across multiple sites, including performing administrative reviews of protocols. Develop and maintain good client relationships. Ensure clients are on-boarded to the IACUC program in a timely manner. Generate reports for facility inspections and program reviews and maintain the IACUC databases. Assignments involve work of an extremely confidential or complex nature.


Additional responsibilities include:

  • Review, comprehend and comply with The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, PHS policy, AVMA guidelines and other applicable regulations and policies.
  • Review, comprehend and comply with all Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and other internal guidance and policy documents and quality assurance standards.
  • Manage and track protocols, amendments, and annual reviews through electronic system, and provide other reports and consultation services to clients.
  • Maintain electronic copies of all protocol-related documentation and IACUC guidance documents.
  • Assist in maintaining the calendar for Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) meetings, Semi-Annual site inspections and Semi-Annual Program Reviews, and AAALAC site visits.
  • Set up appointments and keep central calendar of key dates for group projects.
  • Schedule and assist the IACUC with conducting facility inspections.
  • Assist with committee member recruitment, renewal, training, and continuing education.
  • Assist in the coordination of IACUC meetings by preparing agenda, circulating documentation, assigning primary and secondary reviews of new Animal Use Protocols and amendments, attend IACUC meetings, ensure meeting room ready, take attendance, take meeting notes, write minutes, get minutes approved and signed then forward to appropriate individuals and offices.

Job Qualifications

The following are minimum requirements related to the IACUC Coordinator position.


  • Associate degree (A.A./A.S.) or Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in animal, laboratory, or life science field preferred.
  • Minimum of two (2) years working in animal programs supporting veterinary staff or lab animal programs required. Administrative experience preferred. Previous IACUC experience preferred.
  • Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) certification from AALAS preferred.


The pay range for this position is $31-37 USD per hour USD per hour. Please note that salaries vary within the range based on factors including experience, skills, education, certifications, and location.  

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, or 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 [email protected]. This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.


For more information, please visit www.criver.com.

Nearest Major Market: Cambridge
Nearest Secondary Market: Boston

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