Project Manager/Trainer

Req ID #:  150772

RTP, NC, US, 27709-2016

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


The Project Manager/Trainer plans, organizes, and directs the daily activities of the Charles River staff. This position also develops and maintains the training program. 


This is a list of the duties to be performed in this role:

  • Assigns duties to Core Leads and animal care staff. Monitors performance of employees and conducts periodic performance evaluations. Investigates personnel problems and provides counseling and disciplinary actions to employees in accordance with company policies and procedures.
  • Conducts routine meetings with staff to keep them informed of current and future projects, policies, and procedures.
  • Ensures that detailed, accurate records and files are maintained on regulated species as required by animal welfare, AAALAC, regulations and all research data collection is compliant with client guidelines.
  • Helps to develop, write and implement standard operating procedures for the care of laboratory animals and in support of the operation of the facility.
  • Develops and maintains the animal care weekend and holiday schedule to ensure that animal care is provided to all species in accordance with animal welfare regulations and guidelines. Assists BD Operations Manager with weekly animal study and animal receipt scheduling.
  • Directs, schedules, performs, and documents all relevant Task-specific technical and husbandry training.
  • Coordinates with the Operations Manager to maintain training matrices and syllabus for each employee.
  • Conducts interviews for the placement of animal care supervisors, animal care takers, cagewash personnel and animal health technicians.
  • Conducts AALAS certification training, USDA and applicable OLAW training to all animal care team to ensure best practices are maintained. Must maintain update on regulations.
  • Formulates teaching outline and determines instructional methods such as individual training, group instruction, demonstrations, workshops, retraining sessions, and annual SOP training.
  • Performs continuing education and training to maintain and enhance employee skills and capabilities, including SOP updates, animal welfare topics, operations, and maintenance.
  • Selects or develops teaching aids such as training handbooks, demonstration models, multimedia visual aids, computer tutorials, reference works and hands-on training.
  • Conducts refresher training on laboratory animal techniques to animal care staff and research teams under direction of the Attending Veterinarian.
  • Tests trainees to measure progress and to evaluate effectiveness of technical training.
  • Provides onsite orientation to new hires, while monitoring the progress of employees under guidance during training periods.
  • Provides technical and supervisory support as needed during workload surges or personnel shortages.
  • Makes suggestions on improving technical procedures in the animal facilities.

Job Qualifications


The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:


⦁    Education:  Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science or related discipline. 
⦁    Experience:  3-5 years of experience in a research animal facility, of which three to five are in a supervisory capacity.  Minimum of two years’ experience in managing a training program for an animal facility.
⦁    Certification/Licensure:  AALAS certification at the Laboratory Animal Technologist level (LATG), CMAR preferred.

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 - 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.


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