Staff Veterinarian 1

Req ID #:  221572

Durham, NC, US, 27709

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 a Staff Veterinarian for our Discovery site located in Durham, NC.

 Responsible for providing professional veterinary services. Oversee and perform veterinary procedures that support all studies.  May supervise or oversee veterinary technicians and manage the activities of assigned section to ensure effective performance.

• Manage daily animal health assessment program and perform veterinary rounds as scheduled. Provide clinical care and preventive medicine support

• Perform surgical support and provide anesthesia, surgical and analgesic technical expertise/advice to facilitate protocol development

• Assist site surgical lead on new techniques and train employees in advanced skills, techniques and procedures. Develop new or innovative surgical techniques or other procedural improvements appropriate to research studies

• Ensure that internal and external applications, reports and other materials are prepared and submitted as required

•Prepare or review responses to internal/external inspections and quality assurance audits of veterinary or animal welfare type content

• Participate in the quarantine and conditioning program which includes participation in vendor management, e.g. conducting site visits, reviewing vendor health information, communicating specific issues related to shipments to them, and tracking overall vendor performance

• May serve as a full or ad-hoc member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), assisting in protocol review and other efforts as identified

•Consultant to Study Directors and/or sponsors regarding study design prior to IACUC submission and as part of the veterinarian review and IACUC monitoring

•Perform veterinary research support to Study Directors and Sponsors.

•Ensure that all animal care related activities are conducted in accordance with), Standard Operating Procedures, Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) and applicable laws and regulations


Job Qualifications

•Education:  Veterinary degree (D.V.M./V.M.D.) or international equivalent.

•Experience:  Minimum of 3 years of experience in laboratory animal medicine required.  Two years supervisory/management experience preferred.  

•An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.

•Certification/Licensure:  Licensure to practice veterinary medicine in at least one U.S. state required.  Ability to practice veterinary medicine in the work state highly desirable.  ACLAM eligibility or accreditation preferred.

•Other:  Computer literacy (Windows PC) WordPerfect and Excel.  Good communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.  Knowledge of laws, regulations, policies and guidelines that govern animal research,) and current methodology of laboratory animal medicine and management is important.


The pay range for this position is $140,000 to $150,000. Please note that salaries vary within the range based on factors including, but not limited to, 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, 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.

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