Behavioral Research Specialist ($1k Signing Bonus)

Req ID #:  112634

Poolesville, MD, US, 20837

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 Behavioral Research Specialist 1 for our Insourcing Solutions site located in Poolesville, MD. This position offers a $1000 Signing Bonus.


The following are responsibilities related to the Behavioral Research Specialist 1:


Reviews, comprehends and complies with all SOP's and quality assurance standards pertaining to specific area.
Conduct behavioral assessments on Non human primates as requested.
Establish pairs/social groups and monitor for compatibility. Maintaining the required goal of the QASP.
Use positive reinforcement to train animals for various husbandry and veterinary procedures.
Participate in discussions pertaining to enrichment.
Evaluate and implement novel behavioral data collection methodologies.
Prepare for incoming shipments of NHPs and work with animal care managers/staff on adjustments to husbandry.
Organize and maintain related data and demonstrate proficiency using computer programs; able to enter and/or interpret data in spreadsheets for data analyses.
Perform all other duties as assigned by management.
Occasional work with other species (such as but not limited to various ungulates and mice)

The following are minimum qualifications related to the Behavioral Research Specialist 1 position:


Education:  BS degree in biology, animal science or similar discipline or an AA degree in veterinary technology.   
Experience:  Three years’ experience in a laboratory animal facility. Performing animal observations and behavior assessments highly desired; and an understanding of the applications of positive reinforcement training
Certification/Licensure:  Not required

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

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC

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