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Operations Director, CRADL

Req ID #:  44257

South San Francisco, CA, US

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.

Operations Director, CRADL

We are seeking a qualified Operations Director for our Insourcing Solutions CRADL site in the South San Francisco, CA area.

The Operations Director, CRADL will be responsible for leading the Insourcing Solutions North American CRADL bio hub business and operations.

They will provide managerial oversight and direction for CRADL Operation business expansion projects; review expenditure reports; develop metrics; maintain high-level contact with key clients, industry contacts & IS leadership; responsible for all personnel management; participate in the IS strategic planning process; establish, write and review veterinary care SOP’s; may serve as a voting member of the IACUC committee; provide veterinary medical services and perform all other related duties as assigned including travel to various facilities.

The following are minimum requirements related to the Operations Director, CRADL position:

  • Education:  Doctoral degree (D.V.M./V.M.D.) in Veterinary Medicine and Master’s degree in a business-related discipline (M.S.) or M.B.A..
  • Experience10 or more years related progressive leadership experience in a research or pharmaceutical environment. 
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Certification/Licensure:  Current license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state.
  • Other:  ACLAM Diplomate Status preferred.  Understanding of governmental regulations and guidelines applicable to the care and use of laboratory animals.  Knowledge of GLP regulations and other FDA regulations applicable to non-clinical testing programs familiarity with AAALAC International accreditation procedures.  Excellent organizational skills and the ability to meet deadlines.  Excellent communication (both written and verbal), customer service and negotiation skills.  Ability to interact appropriately with all levels of employees, while at the same time support the efforts of departmental teams. Ability to perform independently with a minimum of direct supervision and demonstrate sound professional judgment and positive, professional leadership skills.

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

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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