Charles River
Charles River utilizes an integrated approach, innovative thinking and efficiency to help you achieve your discovery program goals.
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Charles River provides essential products and services to help pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, government agencies and leading academic institutions around the globe accelerate their research and drug development efforts.

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When you join Charles River, you become part of a family that has had a significant impact on the health and well-being of our families, friends and colleagues across the globe. In the past few years alone we’ve helped our clients with the critical research required to develop new, approved treatments for cancer, weight loss, cystic fibrosis, leukemia, IBS, epilepsy, Cushing’s disease and other conditions.

Working at Charles River provides you with a chance to make a difference in the world. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, quality, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in supporting the life-saving and valuable work we perform on behalf of our clients. In return, we’ll offer you opportunities to learn, grow and build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Charles River Positions

Team Leader, Research (Tox)
ResponsibilitiesBASIC SUMMARY:Serve as lead/primary technician and perform technical duties, administer test substances, and generate data on any type of study (i.e., basic/complex/specialized). Perform clinical observations, sample collection, and monitor food consumption of animals on assigned studies. Handle, restrain, and provide care for all species of laboratory animals at the site. Provide leadership, technical guidance, and serve as a mentor to less experienced staff. Assist department management with oversight and daily supervision of technical personnel.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: *Serve as lead/primary technician and perform technical duties, administer test substances, and generate data on any type of study (i.e., basic/complex/specialized). *Perform clinical observations, sample collection, and monitor food consumption of animals on assigned studies. *Handle, restrain, and provide care for all species of laboratory animals at the site. *Review study protocols and provide recommendations to study director/supervisor on technical and logistical aspects of protocol design. *Assist in preparing responses to both internal and external quality assurance audits. *Assist in study start up procedures requiring cross departmental interaction with all key study personnel. *Assist the department manager/supervisor and study technicians in the execution of all study-related activities required across all studies including the scheduling of daily work and technical staff. *Promote inter- and intra-departmental communication in order to facilitate and maximize performance associated with research projects. *Ensure that weekend assignments have been made, that the technicians assigned understand what needs to be completed, and that all assignments are covered. *Collect and record research data and biological specimens in compliance with Good Laboratory Practice Regulations (GLP), study protocols and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). *Provide leadership, technical guidance, and serve as a mentor to less experienced staff. *Work with scientific staff to develop new techniques and/or models. *Contribute to department operations improvement in areas such as SOP revisions, department inspections, and equipment maintenance. *Observe animals for general health and overall well being. *Ensure raw data records are accurate, complete, and in appropriate order, and meet protocol specifications and/or GLP requirements. Review documentation of functions performed as part of quality control requirements. Review data as generated/collected by less experienced technical staff. *Use GLPs and SOPs processes and company policies when performing all job functions. *Assist in rescheduling activities across studies as necessary to meet the needs of all ongoing studies. *Provide guidance in the day to day activities of limited assigned departmental employees to ensure accurate, high-quality work, and adherence to pertinent departmental policies, practices and procedures (SOPs, safety procedures and biosafety protocols). Assist supervisor to prioritize workload of assigned group. Ensure schedule is prepared daily, accurately reflecting group and laboratory tasks and work load. *Assist in the interview and selection of qualified non-exempt personnel. Assist in developing recommendations regarding personnel actions, including hiring, promotions and raises. Assist in the drafting of appropriate personnel action paperwork. *Identify training and development needs of assigned staff. Assist in the development, implementation and delivery of departmental training programs; ensure that assigned staff receive departmental orientation and necessary on-the-job training. May maintain group training manual and training records. *Monitor performance of assigned staff. Assist in providing regular coaching and counseling. *Schedule overtime as directed by supervisor. Assist in the coordination of vacation/time off schedules. *Assist in the maintenance and communication of departmental systems and SOPs. *Ensure that departmental equipment is maintained in good working condition and that departmental area(s) are maintained in a clean and orderly condition. *Serve as a model as it relates to effective time management, communication and utilization of resources. Provide leadership and motivation to departmental personnel. *Perform other related duties as assigned by supervisor.Qualifications *Education: Bachelor's degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in scientific related discipline. *Experience: 4-6 years related experience in animal science, biology, chemistry/pharmacy, or similar lab environment or must have fully satisfied technical and experience requirements for the previous level. GLP experience preferred. *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 LAT level strongly preferred.*Other: Demonstrated interpersonal skills, effective communication skills, and leadership/supervisory skills. Ability to handle a variety of laboratory animals. Proficient in technical skills and the operation of data collection equipment. Knowledge of GLPs and other federal regulations and guidelines relating to the care of laboratory animals required. Understanding of routine and complex study design and protocols. Knowledge of math to calculate and prepare dosing preparations/Formulations. Ability to organize and prioritize work to meet deadlines. Computer literacy including word processing, spreadsheet and database programs.Equal Employment OpportunityCharles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/VetCharles River is committed to working with and proving reasonable accomodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email crrecruitment_US@crl.com or call (781) 222-6244 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Charles River takes affirmative action to ensure equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, disabled individuals, and covered veterans (recently separated veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans, disabled veterans, and other protected veterans) in accordance with Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974. If you would like more information about our affirmative action program for veterans and disabled individuals, please contact Human Resources.
Team Leader, Research (Tox)
ResponsibilitiesBASIC SUMMARY:Serve as lead/primary technician and perform technical duties, administer test substances, and generate data on any type of study (i.e., basic/complex/specialized). Perform clinical observations, sample collection, and monitor food consumption of animals on assigned studies. Handle, restrain, and provide care for all species of laboratory animals at the site. Provide leadership, technical guidance, and serve as a mentor to less experienced staff. Assist department management with oversight and daily supervision of technical personnel.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: *Serve as lead/primary technician and perform technical duties, administer test substances, and generate data on any type of study (i.e., basic/complex/specialized). *Perform clinical observations, sample collection, and monitor food consumption of animals on assigned studies. *Handle, restrain, and provide care for all species of laboratory animals at the site. *Review study protocols and provide recommendations to study director/supervisor on technical and logistical aspects of protocol design. *Assist in preparing responses to both internal and external quality assurance audits. *Assist in study start up procedures requiring cross departmental interaction with all key study personnel. *Assist the department manager/supervisor and study technicians in the execution of all study-related activities required across all studies including the scheduling of daily work and technical staff. *Promote inter- and intra-departmental communication in order to facilitate and maximize performance associated with research projects. *Ensure that weekend assignments have been made, that the technicians assigned understand what needs to be completed, and that all assignments are covered. *Collect and record research data and biological specimens in compliance with Good Laboratory Practice Regulations (GLP), study protocols and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). *Provide leadership, technical guidance, and serve as a mentor to less experienced staff. *Work with scientific staff to develop new techniques and/or models. *Contribute to department operations improvement in areas such as SOP revisions, department inspections, and equipment maintenance. *Observe animals for general health and overall well being. *Ensure raw data records are accurate, complete, and in appropriate order, and meet protocol specifications and/or GLP requirements. Review documentation of functions performed as part of quality control requirements. Review data as generated/collected by less experienced technical staff. *Use GLPs and SOPs processes and company policies when performing all job functions. *Assist in rescheduling activities across studies as necessary to meet the needs of all ongoing studies. *Provide guidance in the day to day activities of limited assigned departmental employees to ensure accurate, high-quality work, and adherence to pertinent departmental policies, practices and procedures (SOPs, safety procedures and biosafety protocols). Assist supervisor to prioritize workload of assigned group. Ensure schedule is prepared daily, accurately reflecting group and laboratory tasks and work load. *Assist in the interview and selection of qualified non-exempt personnel. Assist in developing recommendations regarding personnel actions, including hiring, promotions and raises. Assist in the drafting of appropriate personnel action paperwork. *Identify training and development needs of assigned staff. Assist in the development, implementation and delivery of departmental training programs; ensure that assigned staff receive departmental orientation and necessary on-the-job training. May maintain group training manual and training records. *Monitor performance of assigned staff. Assist in providing regular coaching and counseling. *Schedule overtime as directed by supervisor. Assist in the coordination of vacation/time off schedules. *Assist in the maintenance and communication of departmental systems and SOPs. *Ensure that departmental equipment is maintained in good working condition and that departmental area(s) are maintained in a clean and orderly condition. *Serve as a model as it relates to effective time management, communication and utilization of resources. Provide leadership and motivation to departmental personnel. *Perform other related duties as assigned by supervisor.Qualifications *Education: Bachelor's degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in scientific related discipline. *Experience: 4-6 years related experience in animal science, biology, chemistry/pharmacy, or similar lab environment or must have fully satisfied technical and experience requirements for the previous level. GLP experience preferred. *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 LAT level strongly preferred.*Other: Demonstrated interpersonal skills, effective communication skills, and leadership/supervisory skills. Ability to handle a variety of laboratory animals. Proficient in technical skills and the operation of data collection equipment. Knowledge of GLPs and other federal regulations and guidelines relating to the care of laboratory animals required. Understanding of routine and complex study design and protocols. Knowledge of math to calculate and prepare dosing preparations/Formulations. Ability to organize and prioritize work to meet deadlines. Computer literacy including word processing, spreadsheet and database programs.Equal Employment OpportunityCharles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/VetCharles River is committed to working with and proving reasonable accomodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email crrecruitment_US@crl.com or call (781) 222-6244 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Charles River takes affirmative action to ensure equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, disabled individuals, and covered veterans (recently separated veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans, disabled veterans, and other protected veterans) in accordance with Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974. If you would like more information about our affirmative action program for veterans and disabled individuals, please contact Human Resources.
Vaccine Bird Brooder
ResponsibilitiesBASIC SUMMARY:Incubate, hatch, and grow birds; pack chicks.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: *Set and candle eggs. *Incubate, hatch and grow birds. *Pack chicks for customer orders. *Feed and water chicks to ensure flock production standards are met. *Monitor and report bird health issues. *Keep brooder house and equipment clean and sanitary. *Monitor and maintain feeders, waterers, medicators, house temperatures, bird weights and health condition. *Disinfect eggs, equipment and bird rooms. *Responsible for housekeeping and basic maintenance. *Perform blood testing, bird weighing and beak trimming. *Remove dead birds. *Maintain adequate supplies for house. *Communicate regularly with Farm Manager. *Adhere to biosecurity procedures. *Perform all other related duties as assigned.Qualifications*Education: High school diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D.) preferred.*Experience: None. *An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.*Certification/Licensure: None.*Other: None. **May not own or have contact with other birds or poultry.**Equal Employment OpportunityCharles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/VetCharles River is committed to working with and proving reasonable accomodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email crrecruitment_US@crl.com or call (781) 222-6244 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Charles River takes affirmative action to ensure equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, disabled individuals, and covered veterans (recently separated veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans, disabled veterans, and other protected veterans) in accordance with Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974. If you would like more information about our affirmative action program for veterans and disabled individuals, please contact Human Resources.
Vaccine Bird Brooder
ResponsibilitiesBASIC SUMMARY:Incubate, hatch, and grow birds; pack chicks.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: *Set and candle eggs. *Incubate, hatch and grow birds. *Pack chicks for customer orders. *Feed and water chicks to ensure flock production standards are met. *Monitor and report bird health issues. *Keep brooder house and equipment clean and sanitary. *Monitor and maintain feeders, waterers, medicators, house temperatures, bird weights and health condition. *Disinfect eggs, equipment and bird rooms. *Responsible for housekeeping and basic maintenance. *Perform blood testing, bird weighing and beak trimming. *Remove dead birds. *Maintain adequate supplies for house. *Communicate regularly with Farm Manager. *Adhere to biosecurity procedures. *Perform all other related duties as assigned.Qualifications*Education: High school diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D.) preferred.*Experience: None. *An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.*Certification/Licensure: None.*Other: None. **May not own or have contact with other birds or poultry.**Equal Employment OpportunityCharles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/VetCharles River is committed to working with and proving reasonable accomodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email crrecruitment_US@crl.com or call (781) 222-6244 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Charles River takes affirmative action to ensure equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, disabled individuals, and covered veterans (recently separated veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans, disabled veterans, and other protected veterans) in accordance with Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974. If you would like more information about our affirmative action program for veterans and disabled individuals, please contact Human Resources.
Research Assistant I (Temporary)
ResponsibilitiesBASIC SUMMARY:Responsible for performing basic to moderately complex laboratory work in collaboration with departmental staff.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: *Analyze basic to moderately complex laboratory assays based on protocols and in compliance with SOPs and GLP regulations. *Record project data in accordance with GLP regulations. *Adhere to current Health and Safety regulations. *Perform all other related duties as assigned.Qualifications*Education: Bachelor's Degree (B.S./B.A) or equivalent in a scientific related discipline.*Experience: Zero to two years related laboratory experience, preferably in a pharmaceutical or contract laboratory 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: None.*Other: Demonstrated analytical and problem solving capabilities. Understanding of regulatory requirements of study types assigned, as well as Testing Facility SOPs and the Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs), as appropriate. Written and verbal communication skills. Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines. Proficiency in the use of standard software including Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc. and with standard laboratory calculations.Equal Employment OpportunityCharles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/VetCharles River is committed to working with and proving reasonable accomodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email crrecruitment_US@crl.com or call (781) 222-6244 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Charles River takes affirmative action to ensure equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, disabled individuals, and covered veterans (recently separated veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans, disabled veterans, and other protected veterans) in accordance with Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974. If you would like more information about our affirmative action program for veterans and disabled individuals, please contact Human Resources.
Research Assistant I (Temporary)
ResponsibilitiesBASIC SUMMARY:Responsible for performing basic to moderately complex laboratory work in collaboration with departmental staff.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: *Analyze basic to moderately complex laboratory assays based on protocols and in compliance with SOPs and GLP regulations. *Record project data in accordance with GLP regulations. *Adhere to current Health and Safety regulations. *Perform all other related duties as assigned.Qualifications*Education: Bachelor's Degree (B.S./B.A) or equivalent in a scientific related discipline.*Experience: Zero to two years related laboratory experience, preferably in a pharmaceutical or contract laboratory 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: None.*Other: Demonstrated analytical and problem solving capabilities. Understanding of regulatory requirements of study types assigned, as well as Testing Facility SOPs and the Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs), as appropriate. Written and verbal communication skills. Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines. Proficiency in the use of standard software including Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc. and with standard laboratory calculations.Equal Employment OpportunityCharles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/VetCharles River is committed to working with and proving reasonable accomodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email crrecruitment_US@crl.com or call (781) 222-6244 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Charles River takes affirmative action to ensure equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, disabled individuals, and covered veterans (recently separated veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans, disabled veterans, and other protected veterans) in accordance with Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974. If you would like more information about our affirmative action program for veterans and disabled individuals, please contact Human Resources.
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