Senior Technologist / Team Lead

Req ID #:  214397

Raleigh, NC, US, 27610

For 75 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.   



We are seeking a Sr. Technologist/Team Lead for our Breed Department located in Raleigh, NC. The Sr. Technologist/Team Lead  will provide daily direction and operational guidance to ensure achievement of departmental goals and communicate progress to supervisor. Perform specialized production duties to maintain and monitor the health, production and physical environment of animals within isolators, micro-isolator cages or barrier rooms. Provide training to departmental staff on all technical skills and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Act as team leader for designated area(s).


Sign On Bonus up to  $2000  (*Current CRL employees not eligible)





  • Provide daily direction, schedule, prioritize workload and review work of assigned group to ensure accuracy and adherence to pertinent departmental policies, SOPs, safety procedures and biosecurity protocols.
  • Provide leadership and motivation to departmental personnel. 
  • Assist in ensuring optimum performance of group function. May recommend and implement techniques to improve productivity, increase efficiencies, cut costs, take advantage of opportunities, and maintain state-of-the-art practices.
  • Coordination and scheduling of activities of the assigned group through hands-on technical support and delegation
  • Act as team leader for designated area, perform specific departmental projects, and coordinate other operations staff as directed.
  • Coordinate production and shipping activities of assigned group, including SOPs and OORs.  Assist in the performance of production and shipping activities as necessary.
  • Responsible for complying with all SOPs pertaining to specific area.  Provide input into the creation and revision of SOPs and assist with the implementation and training of new SOPs.
  • Perform specialized duties in the following areas:  packing and shipping animals to customer; performing value added services; biospecimen orders and introducing supplies.
  • Perform production duties, ensuring proper breeding procedures and maintaining appropriate levels of assigned specialized rodent breeds, including inbred and outbred strains.
  • Monitor animal health by observing animal behavior, physical appearance, and physical environment.  Identify and report any abnormal findings. Monitor animal health visually and by swabbing.
  • Monitor performance of team-members and provide daily feedback to supervisor.  Assist with follow thru of disciplinary and personnel related concerns.
  • Assist with training and development of departmental staff on all levels of animal husbandry, production and tasks including feeding, watering and cleaning cages as required.  
  • Assist with training and development of departmental staff on specialized tasks in the following areas; packing and shipping animals to customer; providing technical training to departmental personnel; performing value added services, biospecimen orders and introducing supplies.
  • Responsible for collecting health monitoring swabs and following health monitoring schedules.
  • Maintain the biosecurity of the animal physical environment by following SOPs related to introduction and removal of supplies/animals, isolator inspection and supply inspections.
  • Assist in the maintenance of physical environment, departmental equipment, and biosecurity in accordance with SOPs. Communicate findings and concerns to supervisor. 
  • Maintain accurate departmental and isolator records.  
  • Lead the preparation of reports, order inquiries, and completion of customer paperwork.  Communicate with Customer Service department as needed.
  • Perform general housekeeping, adhere to safety procedures and follow ergonomic practices and stretching schedule.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned. 



  • Associate’s degree (A.A./A.S) or equivalent in Biological Science, Animal Husbandry or related discipline.
  • Four to six years related experience and/or training.
    • 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 Technician level or its equivalent preferred.
  • Ability to communicate and follow verbal and written directions accurately, including multi-tasking and paying close attention to detail.]


The pay range for this position is $23.00- $29.00. Please note that salaries vary within the range based on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, education, certifications, and location.

IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position. If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV. 

About Research Models & Services 
Fundamental to basic research and discovery is the use of in vivo models to help identify disease targets and determine potential biological pathways that regulate the condition.  As the world’s leader in the production and distribution of the highest quality research animal, with 1 out of 2 animal models produced for preclinical research globally, we understand the importance of this step. With seven decades of experience, our expertise is unmatched, allowing us to provide you with the perfect model, including disease-specific and preconditioned options, for basic research and beyond. 


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 20,000 employees within 110 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.

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 86% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2021.


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.

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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