Technical Trainer 1

Req ID #:  65984

Cambridge, MA, US, 02142

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 an Technical Trainer 1 for our Insourcing Solutions Department located in Cambridge, MA.

Under the supervisor of the Attending Veterinarian develops, implement, conduct and evaluate for technical skill training, courses, and programs to support the organization and customers. Delivers and documents elements of the technical skill training program. Conducts classroom, virtual and hands-on instructor-led training. Conducts training, maintains learning laboratory and training animal colony in accordance with facility SOPs, company policy and procedure, local, state/federal regulations and/or customer requirements. Maintains professional accreditation and knowledge in communication, learning theory, coaching, feedback and motivation.


The following are minimum qualifications related to the Technical Trainer 1  position:

Education:  High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required.  An Associates Degree or Certificate Program (e.g. US Army – Animal Care Specialist) in Animal Science, Veterinary Technology, Zoology or equivalent college level program preferred.

Experience:  Minimum one year of previous training and successful "hands -on" experience of technical animal care procedures, plus an additional 3 years of laboratory animal science and/or veterinary technical job roles.

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) or Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG) level preferred. Candidates with ALAT certification must achieve LAT certification within one year of hire/promotion..

Other: Ability to handle and manipulate common laboratory species (e.g. mice, rats).  Knowledge of small animal biomethodology to include: breeding, common diseases, physical exams, anatomy, anesthesia, safe handling and restraint techniques, proper use of PPE, euthanasia, blood collection and injection techniques. Understanding of veterinary treatment administration, surgery/aseptic technique & anesthesia techniques. Proficient in basic technical skills and the operation of data collection equipment in barrier, conventional and containment environments. Knowledge of federal regulations and guidelines relating to the care of laboratory animals and conduct of non-clinical laboratory studies. Understanding of routine study design and animal use protocols. Computer literacy in Microsoft Outlook, word processing and database record keeping required.  Ability to develop and maintain positive, professional working relationships with all levels of management, clients and staff. Ability to organize and prioritize multiple responsibilities and function independently, as well as within a team environment, with minimal supervision. Ability to effectively resolve problems or issues by using judgment that is consistent with standards, practices, policies, procedures, and industry regulations. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to adapt and respond timely to the needs of the assigned contract to ensure that excellent customer service is provided at all times.

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