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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

Animal Care Assistant
For nearly 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 e perform. In return, we'll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.ResponsibilitiesWe are seeking an Animal Care Assistant for our Safety Assessment site located in Reno, NV.An Animal Care Assistant will be responsible for technical tasks to provide care for all species of laboratory animals at the site, including:  feeding/watering, sanitizing primary and secondary enclosures, environmental enrichment, handling and restraint and related tasks. Assist with the movement of animals and stocking of supplies.High school diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D.) is a minimum requirement related to the Animal Care Assistant position.About Safety Assessment Charles River is committed to helping our partners expedite their preclinical drug development with exceptional safety assessment services, state-of-the-art facilities and expert regulatory guidance. From individual specialty toxicology and IND enabling studies to tailored packages and total laboratory support, our deeply experienced team can design and execute programs that anticipate challenges and avoid roadblocks for a smooth, efficient journey to market. Each year approximately 120 investigational new drug (IND) programs are conducted in our Safety Assessment facilities.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 11,000 employees within 70 facilities in 18 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 2016, revenue increased by 23.3% to $1.68 billion from $1.36 billion in 2015.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 ~70% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2016.For more information, please visit www.criver.com.Equal Employment Opportunity Charles 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.
Animal Care Assistant
For nearly 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 e perform. In return, we'll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.ResponsibilitiesWe are seeking an Animal Care Assistant for our Safety Assessment site located in Reno, NV.An Animal Care Assistant will be responsible for technical tasks to provide care for all species of laboratory animals at the site, including:  feeding/watering, sanitizing primary and secondary enclosures, environmental enrichment, handling and restraint and related tasks. Assist with the movement of animals and stocking of supplies.High school diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D.) is a minimum requirement related to the Animal Care Assistant position.About Safety Assessment Charles River is committed to helping our partners expedite their preclinical drug development with exceptional safety assessment services, state-of-the-art facilities and expert regulatory guidance. From individual specialty toxicology and IND enabling studies to tailored packages and total laboratory support, our deeply experienced team can design and execute programs that anticipate challenges and avoid roadblocks for a smooth, efficient journey to market. Each year approximately 120 investigational new drug (IND) programs are conducted in our Safety Assessment facilities.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 11,000 employees within 70 facilities in 18 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 2016, revenue increased by 23.3% to $1.68 billion from $1.36 billion in 2015.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 ~70% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2016.For more information, please visit www.criver.com.Equal Employment Opportunity Charles 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.
Temporary Veterinary Technician I
For nearly 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 e perform. In return, we'll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.We are seeking an experienced Temporary Veterinary Technician I for our Safety Assessment site located in Shrewsbury, MA. Assist veterinary staff in the documentation and triage of all laboratory animal health cases. May also perform technical in-life procedures.  The following are minimum requirements related to the Temporary Veterinary Technician I position.Education:  Graduate of a collegiate veterinary technology program accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Training Activities or equivalent program in veterinary technology.Experience:  0-2 years related experience working with animals in a pre-clinical laboratory or clinical setting; experience working in a CRO with multi-species preferred.An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above if the individual is credentialed as a Certified Veterinary Technician.Certification/Licensure:  LVT license or CVT/RVT certification preferred. Uncertified candidates will be required to receive certification within 12-18 months or show that certification has been substantially completed. AALAS certification desired.Other:  Demonstrate understanding of Standard Operating Procedures. Excellent organizational, time management and recordkeeping skills. Basic word processing skills required. Excellent communication skills both written and verbal. Must be proficient in routine veterinary technical and husbandry techniques.About Safety Assessment Charles River is committed to helping our partners expedite their preclinical drug development with exceptional safety assessment services, state-of-the-art facilities and expert regulatory guidance. From individual specialty toxicology and IND enabling studies to tailored packages and total laboratory support, our deeply experienced team can design and execute programs that anticipate challenges and avoid roadblocks for a smooth, efficient journey to market. Each year approximately 120 investigational new drug (IND) programs are conducted in our Safety Assessment facilities.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 11,000 employees within 70 facilities in 18 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 2016, revenue increased by 23.3% to $1.68 billion from $1.36 billion in 2015.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 ~70% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2016.For more information, please visit www.criver.com. Charles 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.
Temporary Veterinary Technician I
For nearly 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 e perform. In return, we'll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.We are seeking an experienced Temporary Veterinary Technician I for our Safety Assessment site located in Shrewsbury, MA. Assist veterinary staff in the documentation and triage of all laboratory animal health cases. May also perform technical in-life procedures.  The following are minimum requirements related to the Temporary Veterinary Technician I position.Education:  Graduate of a collegiate veterinary technology program accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Training Activities or equivalent program in veterinary technology.Experience:  0-2 years related experience working with animals in a pre-clinical laboratory or clinical setting; experience working in a CRO with multi-species preferred.An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above if the individual is credentialed as a Certified Veterinary Technician.Certification/Licensure:  LVT license or CVT/RVT certification preferred. Uncertified candidates will be required to receive certification within 12-18 months or show that certification has been substantially completed. AALAS certification desired.Other:  Demonstrate understanding of Standard Operating Procedures. Excellent organizational, time management and recordkeeping skills. Basic word processing skills required. Excellent communication skills both written and verbal. Must be proficient in routine veterinary technical and husbandry techniques.About Safety Assessment Charles River is committed to helping our partners expedite their preclinical drug development with exceptional safety assessment services, state-of-the-art facilities and expert regulatory guidance. From individual specialty toxicology and IND enabling studies to tailored packages and total laboratory support, our deeply experienced team can design and execute programs that anticipate challenges and avoid roadblocks for a smooth, efficient journey to market. Each year approximately 120 investigational new drug (IND) programs are conducted in our Safety Assessment facilities.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 11,000 employees within 70 facilities in 18 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 2016, revenue increased by 23.3% to $1.68 billion from $1.36 billion in 2015.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 ~70% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2016.For more information, please visit www.criver.com. Charles 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.
Corporate Response Team-CRT
For nearly 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 e perform. In return, we'll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.Charles River Laboratories has several openings on our Corporate Response Team "CRT" where you can apply your knowledge and experience in the animal science environment. The Corporate Response Team is responsible for providing continuing service to Charles River Laboratories clients throughout the United States, and are assigned to various sites based upon need, experience and skills. The Corporate Response Team home base is Bethesda, Maryland. Team members are required to be flexible with regards to changing work locations, including travel to client sites outside of the metropolitan Washington, DC area, which is usually about 20%, most assignments are in MD, VA, and DC. This is a Full-Time position working Mon-Fri with a probability of altered work schedules, weekends and holidays, typically 40 hours a week. This position pays $16 an hour and has a wonderful benefits package. Great opportunity for a new/recent grad who would like to get some exposure/experience in Lab Animal Science.Essential Duties:The CRT will predominately learn, train and support cagewash and animal care processes, to include monitor animal health and welfare while performing daily animal health observations and animal husbandry duties to include: performing daily equipment checks; providing appropriate food and water; performing cage changing and/or cage cleaning; recording animal health concerns. Provide environmental enrichment appropriate to species. These experiences may involve a variety of lab animal species. May be tasked to assist with breeding and weaning procedures to ensure appropriate production levels. May be tasked to assist with administrative needs, benchtop procedures such as necropsy, and assist with technical procedures, such as blood and/or tissue collection, injections, surgical prep, administering anesthesia, and assisting with surgical procedures.Applicants must possess:Education: Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science, Biology or Biological Science.Experience: Six (6) months of animal care and handling in a laboratory or similar environment desired.Certification/Licensure: Obtain AALAS certification at the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician level (ALAT) upon eligibility.About Insourcing SolutionsCharles RiverInsourcing Solutionscan 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 Solutionsprovides you with the ability to maintain control of your facility and expertise while leveraging available space.About Charles RiverCharles 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 11,000 employees within 70 facilities in 18 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 2016, revenue increased by 23.3% to $1.68 billion from $1.36 billion in 2015.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 ~70% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2016.For more information, please visit www.criver.com.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.
Corporate Response Team-CRT
For nearly 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 e perform. In return, we'll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.Charles River Laboratories has several openings on our Corporate Response Team "CRT" where you can apply your knowledge and experience in the animal science environment. The Corporate Response Team is responsible for providing continuing service to Charles River Laboratories clients throughout the United States, and are assigned to various sites based upon need, experience and skills. The Corporate Response Team home base is Bethesda, Maryland. Team members are required to be flexible with regards to changing work locations, including travel to client sites outside of the metropolitan Washington, DC area, which is usually about 20%, most assignments are in MD, VA, and DC. This is a Full-Time position working Mon-Fri with a probability of altered work schedules, weekends and holidays, typically 40 hours a week. This position pays $16 an hour and has a wonderful benefits package. Great opportunity for a new/recent grad who would like to get some exposure/experience in Lab Animal Science.Essential Duties:The CRT will predominately learn, train and support cagewash and animal care processes, to include monitor animal health and welfare while performing daily animal health observations and animal husbandry duties to include: performing daily equipment checks; providing appropriate food and water; performing cage changing and/or cage cleaning; recording animal health concerns. Provide environmental enrichment appropriate to species. These experiences may involve a variety of lab animal species. May be tasked to assist with breeding and weaning procedures to ensure appropriate production levels. May be tasked to assist with administrative needs, benchtop procedures such as necropsy, and assist with technical procedures, such as blood and/or tissue collection, injections, surgical prep, administering anesthesia, and assisting with surgical procedures.Applicants must possess:Education: Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science, Biology or Biological Science.Experience: Six (6) months of animal care and handling in a laboratory or similar environment desired.Certification/Licensure: Obtain AALAS certification at the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician level (ALAT) upon eligibility.About Insourcing SolutionsCharles RiverInsourcing Solutionscan 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 Solutionsprovides you with the ability to maintain control of your facility and expertise while leveraging available space.About Charles RiverCharles 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 11,000 employees within 70 facilities in 18 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 2016, revenue increased by 23.3% to $1.68 billion from $1.36 billion in 2015.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 ~70% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2016.For more information, please visit www.criver.com.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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