IACUC Administrator I

Req ID #:  193852

S. San Francisco, CA, US, 94080

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.

Job Summary


 Explora BioLabs, an entity of Charles River, is seeking a IACUC Administrator, I within the San Francisco Bay Area.


Key Responsibilities

  • Provide oversight of the animal care and use protocol review process for submission, IACUC review, and investigator communications.
  • Conduct initial administrative and technical screen of all protocols and uses professional knowledge and judgment to assess completeness; makes determination whether the protocol is compliant with institutional, local, state, and federal regulations/guidelines/policies.
  • Serve as a regional/client specific contact for principal investigators for questions related to the protocol review process and initial onboarding.
  • Perform ongoing yearly reviews of active IACUC protocols for compliance with current institutional, local, state, and federal regulations/guidelines/policies.
  • Assist the IACUC Chair in the smooth and efficient operation of the IACUC and related subcommittees, including scheduling of meetings, setting agendas for meetings, etc.
  • Manage and participate in the semi-annual inspections and program reviews, including follow up on any noted deficiencies and preparation of draft reports to the institutional official and regulatory/accreditation agencies.
  • Coordinate animal transfers for clients, working with both the Attending Veterinarian and Client Services to facilitate review of documentation and room assignments.
  • Assist IACUC and Regulatory Compliance Manager in USDA inspections, Corporate Audits and AAALAC site visits as requested.
  • Serve as a resource to investigators, colleagues, IACUC members and staff on ACUP/regulatory inquiries for the use of animals in research.
  • Provide Vivarium orientation to all clients.
  • Provide support to the post-approval monitoring program; including scheduling, coordinating, participating in, documenting, and ensuring follow up on all post approval monitoring (PAM) activities
  • Some local travel may be required in support of PAM and IACUC inspections (5%)

Job Qualifications

•    Education/Experience:  BS/BA degree required OR 1-2 years related experience within vivarium/animal handling experience within laboratory, including experience in the use of animals in research, teaching, and testing.


Preferred Experience

  • 3-4 years related experience, including experience in the use of animals in research, teaching and testing.
  • Strong understanding of statistics preferred.
  • Clear understanding of the regulatory guidance (e.g., USDA, AAALAC, etc.) that may impact administrative functions.


  • Must possess excellent organizational, interpersonal and communications skills as well as sensitivity to handling confidential information.
  • Must be detail oriented, flexible and possess the ability to work under pressure.
  • Must be a quick learner able to set priorities by handling multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Strong ability to organize, analyze, interpret and present data.
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, Power Point and OS operating systems.
  • Completes recurring assignments independently and selects the most appropriate method or approached to do so within prescribed limits of authority.
  • Refers new or unusual problems to supervisor and work is only reviewed periodically for soundness.
  • Uses diplomacy to resolve problems.


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. 

Vaccine Mandate
Charles River is a U.S. Federal Contractor.  As a result, we must follow the Presidential Executive Order to mandate vaccinations, and ensure our employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Our main priority is the wellbeing, health, and safety of our people. We require proof of vaccination from all employees. 

Anyone with requests for disability-related and/or religious exemptions should contact Talent Acquisition (crrecruitment_US@crl.com) so that information can be provided about the accommodation process at Charles River.


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 over 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 crrecruitment_US@crl.com. This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.


For more information, please visit www.criver.com.

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