Director, IS Government Operations

Req ID #:  145492

Frederick, MD, US, 21701

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.

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 Director, Government Operations for Insourcing Solutions site in Frederick, MD


The Director, IS Government Operations will be responsible for oversight of Insourcing Solutions (IS) Veterinary professionals and Government Laboratory Animal Operations, including all government contracts or others as assigned and the coordination of all operational support activities, including client relations, employee oversight, training, quality assurance, and Corporate Response Team (CRT) efforts.  Ensure personnel and contractual performance is consistent with company standards and client objectives. Responsible for financial management, facility oversight, and client interaction to ensure animal care program support is delivered in accordance with contract Statements of Work (SOW), customer expectations, AAALAC standards and all legal/regulatory guidelines.


  • May provide consultation services, review animal use protocols, serve as an IACUC member and attend committee meetings, perform site visits, and provide clinical support to selected contracts/training center.
  • Prepare and review cost proposals and budgets, and approve accounting invoices for personnel services, equipment and facility maintenance, and the purchase of supplies, equipment and utilities to support government contract operations.
  • Site visit contract facilities to assess the quality of animal care and research support services. Make recommendations for any necessary changes in operational strategy.
  • Support IS business development and sales marketing efforts, including: information gathering and sourcing clients for new contracts, working on contract proposals, etc. 
  • Supervisory responsibilities for direct reports include: Monitor performance of direct reports, provide regular coaching and counseling, prepare and deliver salary and performance reviews; assess and approve performance and salary appraisals initiated by direct reports. Ensure that training and development needs are identified, and programs initiated. 


Job Qualifications


  • Education:  Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) or equivalent in biological sciences or related life science discipline. Advanced degree in business or biological science preferred.
  • Experience:  Four or more years working with or for the Federal Government preferred. Experience with a broad range of scientific research involving large multi-species essential. Experience serving on an IACUC preferred.           
  • Certification/Licensure:   Professional accreditation reflecting advanced knowledge in laboratory animal medicine, animal science or life sciences. ACLAM certification preferred.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience 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 by December 8, 2021.  Our main priority is the wellbeing, health, and safety of our people. We will be requiring 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 18,000 employees within 100 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 >80% of the drugs approved by the FDA for the past 3 years.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet.

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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