CRADL Technical Trainer

Req ID #:  99572

South San Francisco, CA, US, 94080

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

Under the supervision of the Attending Veterinarian, develop, deliver, conduct, and report technical skills training programs, and maintain training areas, learning laboratory and training animal colony in accordance with facility SOPs, Charles River policy and applicable Federal regulations.

Job Qualifications

Coordinate training schedules and activities with Human Resources and Operations. Coordinate competency assessment activities with IACUC and Veterinary teams.

Formulate teaching outlines and determine appropriate instructional methods such as individual training, group instruction, demonstrations, meetings and workshops.

Select and/or develop appropriate teaching aids such as training handbooks, demonstration models, multimedia visual aids, computer tutorials, and reference works.

Tests trainee to measure progress and to evaluate effectiveness of technical training and level of knowledge and competency.

Report on progress of employees to management during and following training sessions.

Monitor trainee technical proficiency and make on-the-spot corrections to observed skill deficiencies.

Maintain teaching laboratory area and equipment in compliance with applicable site SOPs.

Maintain accurate and complete training and teaching laboratory records and recommend improvements/changes to current policies and documentation.

Care for and actively maintains training animal colony in accordance with approved CRADL SOPs, animal care and use protocols, the “Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals”, and Charles River policies. Adhere to and support Charles River Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals initiative and training directives. Comply with safety policies, procedures and MSDS guidelines, including those related to chemicals, biohazards, and equipment operation. Assist with the receipt, stocking, maintenance and inventory of training supplies. Assist with technical services to include: handling and restraint, ear notching, tagging, weaning and sexing, tissue and blood collection, injections, sterilization techniques, and drug dosage calculations as assigned.

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 - M/F/Disabled/Vet.


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