Technical Trainer 1 1

Req ID #:  100571

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 Technical Trainer 1 for our Insourcing Solutions site in Poolesville, MD.


The responsibilities of the Technical Trainer 1 are:


  • Direct, schedule, perform and document all relevant Task-specific technical, husbandry and administrative training for all contract positions in coordination with the Statement of Work; confer with management, supervisors and employees to gain knowledge of work situations requiring technical training.
  • Perform continuing education and training to maintain and enhance employee skills and capabilities, including SOP or ASP revisions, animal welfare topics, operations and maintenance, and technical advancements.
  • Conduct AALAS certification training, monthly health & safety training; conduct and/or coordinate ASP-directed training. 
  • Coordinate training schedule with the hiring and training demands of the sites.
  • Develop/maintain/update Task-specific position training matrices and syllabus. Formulate teaching outline and determine instructional methods such as individual training, group instruction, demonstrations, meetings and workshops.
  • Select or develop teaching aids such as training handbooks, demonstration models, multimedia visual aids, computer tutorials, and reference works.
  • Work with selected management representatives to develop adjunct training team members to be qualified trainers in specific job functions and or topics.
  • Conduct training sessions covering specified areas such as on-the-job training, refresher training, in laboratory animal techniques.
  • Test trainees to measure progress and to evaluate effectiveness of technical training.
  • Provide didactic and hands-on technical training on SOPs Monitor technical methods used by employees and make on the spot corrections.
  • Perform quality assurance responsibilities for the contract site, including:
    • Inspecting procedures, reports, facilities, equipment and data for on-going administrative, husbandry and technical-related functions relevant to contract performance and research mission support for adherence to site protocols and SOPs.
    • Scheduling and conducting phase inspections and personnel performance audits to determine compliance with internal SOPs and study protocols.
  • Occasionally provide technical support, animal husbandry, and assist with research procedures as necessary to respond to surge in work load or personnel shortages


The following are qualifications for the Technical Trainer 1:


  • Education:   Bachelor of Science degree or Associate of Arts degree in Veterinary Technology or equivalent college level program. 
  • Experience:  Minimum of three (3) years related animal care and handling experience.  One (1) year technical experience performing the duties and responsibilities detailed above preferred.  Previous training and successful "hands -on" performance of animal care technical procedures with multi species.
  • Certification/Licensure:  AALAS certification at the Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG) level. 


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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