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Staff Veterinarian - Ocular Toxicology

Charles River Laboratories International Inc (CRL)

Mattawan, MI, US, 49071

Staff Veterinarian - Ocular Toxicology Req ID #:  199091 Location: 

Mattawan, MI, US, 49071 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 We are seeking a Staff Veterinarian for our Ocular Toxicology team at our Safety Assessment site located in Mattawan, MI.

A Staff Veterinarian in Ocular Toxicology is responsible for performing ocular exams; dosing test article via ocular injection; collecting specimens; observing, documenting, and interpreting study data obtained through OCT, ERG, and other ocular read-outs; providing expert consulting to Study Directors and clients; providing clinical consults on animals; writing contributing scientist reports; training and mentoring others; and researching new animal models for studies. The individual in this role may function as a Contributing Scientist, Principal Investigator, and/or Study Director.


Essential Functions (The fundamental Duties & Responsibilities of the role (products and services provided/results accomplished) include, but are not limited to, those listed: Provides eye exams/clinical consults on animals per veterinarian requests; for toxicology studies, performs protocol-specific eye exams, records eye changes data, and writes contributing scientist reports Doses test articles in various species via ocular injection; conducts specimen collection using aseptic surgical techniques Interprets, evaluates, and reports data for studies, and provides peer reviews; assists with the development of protocols, and conducts preclinical investigations, provides input for the planning, set-up, and coordination of new studies Researches new animal models for continuous improvement of products and services offered Assists with creation and revision of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs); addresses quality issues by problem-solving, troubleshooting, and investigating through resolution of the issue; and assists with regulatory audits Assists with marketing of the product line by presenting and publishing research data to the scientific community and providing consulting services to clients Functions as Contributing Scientist, Principal Investigator, or Study Director, as assigned  Job Qualifications Qualifications (Knowledge, Experience, Skills and Abilities required to accomplish the essential functions) include but are not limited to:

  Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) with 2 or more years of veterinary medicine experience Experience in performing eye exams and/or other ocular diagnostic procedures preferred but not required Demonstrated knowledge of ocular anatomy and physiology of common laboratory animal species, common human ocular diseases and compounds currently used for management of these conditions Ability to communicate verbally and in writing at all levels inside and outside the Organization Basic familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite Computer skills, commensurate with Essential Functions, including the ability to learn a validated system Ability to work extended hours beyond normal work schedule to include, but not limited to evenings, weekends, extended shifts, and/or extra shifts; sometimes on short notice


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 ( so that information can be provided about the accommodation process at Charles River.


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


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Job posted: 2022-09-16