Team Lead

Req ID #:  105611

Groton, CT, US, 06340

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

Charles River is seeking a Team Lead, to join their team, at our customer contract, located in Groton, CT.  The candidate will be responsible for scheduling and providing guidance to Charles River techs working at Pfizer client site.  Performs a leadership role for Charles River staff and serve as liaison to Charles River Operations personnel.

•    Responsible for creating and maintaining daily scheduling for Charles River technicians.
•    Manage /reassign technical staff schedules due to illness, vacations or emergencies
•    Point of Contact for all schedule changes for CRL staff
•    Understands cage counts, census, and metrics for allocating work to technicians
•    Manages compliance rounds, including weekly walk-throughs, assigning tasks to be addressed, follow-up on completion, and trending for management team
•    Responsible for leading, organizing, implementing husbandry, cage wash, and animal receiving tasks
•    Performs animal care and husbandry tasks, including cagewash
•    Serves as SME (subject matter expert) to Charles River employees and trainees.
•    Tracks vivarium office supplies
•    Assist in the scheduling of Microbial testing and Water Quality testing
•    Serve as liaison between CR personnel and Pfizer management




Job Qualifications

•    Education:  Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in Animal Science or related discipline.
•    Experience:  3 years related experience working  in a laboratory animal facility
•    Familiarity with the workings and supplies used in a lab animal faciltiy
•    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 ALAT
•    Other:  Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of employee and client records

•    Must have proven experience in a laboratory animal care setting, preferably an AAALAC accredited facility
•    Must have familiarity with changing microisolator cages, cage wash skills, including utilization of rack washers, tunnel washers, autoclaves, etc.
•    Must be able to provide and follow verbal and written instructions and exhibit interpersonal skills that are conducive to effective communication and that contribute to a congenial work environment. Maintain positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a professional manner with clients, customers, coworkers, and supervisors
•    The position requires direct contact with a variety of laboratory animal species.
•    Computer literacy in word processing and database record keeping in support of laboratory animal operations preferred.



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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 17,000 employees within 90 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 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.

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 2019.

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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