Technical Trainer 2

Req ID #:  105577

Frederick, MD, US, 21701 Bethesda, MD, US, 20892

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 a Technical Trainer 2 for our Insourcing Solutions Training Center in Frederick, MD.

This position will have split time; 50 to 60% at the CRTC in Frederick and the rest of the time supporting training needs at our sites in Bethesda, MD 

The following are responsibilities related to the Technical Trainer 2:

•    Research, develop, perform and document relevant technical, husbandry and administrative training for employee training courses at the Charles River Training Center (CRTC).
•    Coordinate training schedules and activities with Supervisor, Human Resources and Operations.
•    Formulate teaching outlines and determine appropriate instructional methods such as individual training, group instruction, demonstrations, meetings and workshops.
•    Select and/or develop appropriate teaching aids such as training handbooks, demonstration models, multimedia visual aids, computer tutorials, and reference works.
•    Evaluate and assess trainees to measure progress and to evaluate effectiveness of technical training for the employee’s level of knowledge and competency.
•    Report on progress of employees during and following training sessions.
•    Monitor trainee technical proficiency and facilitate on-the-spot corrections to observed skill deficiencies.
•    Perform daily animal care responsibilities including, ordering, receiving, husbandry, veterinary care and health observations.
•    Maintain accurate and complete training and teaching laboratory records and recommend improvements/changes to current policies and documentation.
•    Perform technical services to include: handling and restraint, ear notching, tagging, breeding methodology, weaning and sexing, tissue and blood collection, injections, tail snips, pain scoring/alleviation measures, surgical pack preparation, surgical preparation, health observations, sterilization techniques, and drug dosage calculation.

The following are minimum qualifications related to the Technical Trainer 2 position:

Education:  HSD or GED required.  A.A/A.S or Certificate Program (e.g. US Army – Animal Care Specialist) in Animal Science, Veterinary Technology, Zoology or equivalent college level program preferred.  
Experience:  Minimum two years of previous training and successful "hands -on" experience of technical animal care procedures, plus an additional 3 years of lab animal science and/or veterinary technical job roles.  Experience in the development of technical training programs and modules  preferred.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted in lieu of the specific education and experience listed above. 
Certification/Licensure:  ALAT required; LAT preferred. Must achieve LAT within one year of hire/promotion.
Other:  Ability to handle and manipulate common laboratory species including Mice, Rats, Nonhuman Primates, Guinea Pigs, Hamsters, Gerbils & Rabbits.  Knowledge of small and large 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. 

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

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