NHP Behavioral Management Technician I

Req ID #:  221600

Frederick, MD, US, 21701

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.



Monitor colony behavioral health and provide care to NHPs needing special attention and/ or treatments as directed. Assist with providing enrichments to the animals' structural and environments and provide opportunities for species-typical activities.


Work schedule: Monday - Friday, 6:00am - 2:30pm




  • Monitor colony behavioral health and provide care for animals needing special attention and/or treatment as directed.
  • Observe animals and report behavioral abnormalities. Assist in performing behavioral assessments in response to reports of behavioral abnormalities.
  • Work with Behavioral Management, Veterinary Services, and Animal Care Teams to precondition animals for study procedures.
  • Assist with providing appropriate enrichments to the animals' structural and social environments and provide opportunities for species-typical activities.
  • Assist with evaluation of new enrichment devices and provide input on strategies for individually and socially housed animals.
  • May assist with revisions to relevant SOPs as needed to ensure compliance with the Animal Welfare Act and accepted professional standards.
  • Maintain and track data in related to social housing, exemptions to social housing, and abnormal behavior.
  • Maintain documentation for the Behavioral Management Program.



Education:  Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in animal or life sciences or related discipline. 1 year behavioral experience, NHP experience preferred

Experience: 1-3 years experience in animal research and/or husbandry; behavioral course work or NHP 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:  AALAS certification at the LAT level preferred

Other:  Ability to handle common laboratory species.  Proficient in basic technical skills and the operation of data collection equipment. Knowledge of GLP’s and other federal regulations and guidelines relating to the care of laboratory animals. Understanding of routine study design and protocols.

The pay range for this position is $24-$27/hour. Please note that compensation varies based on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, education, and certifications.


About Safety Assessment
Charles River is committed to helping our partners expedite their preclinical drug development with exceptional safety assessment services, state-of-the-art facilities and expert regulatory guidance. From individual specialty toxicology and IND enabling studies to tailored packages and total laboratory support, our deeply experienced team can design and execute programs that anticipate challenges and avoid roadblocks for a smooth, efficient journey to market.  Each year approximately 300 investigational new drug (IND) programs are conducted in our Safety Assessment facilities.


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.


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

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