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Laboratory Animal Technical Trainer $2K Sign-on Bonus

Charles River Laboratories International Inc (CRL)

Cambridge, MA, US, 02142

Laboratory Animal Technical Trainer $2K Sign-on Bonus Req ID #:  181893 Location: 

Cambridge, MA, US, 02142 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 We are seeking an Technical Trainer 1 for our Insourcing Solutions Department located in Cambridge, MA.  This position offers a $2,000.00 sign on bonus!

Implement and document technical skills training and assessment programs in accordance with Charles River Accelerator & Development Labs (CRADL) programmatic documents and Charles River policy.

The following are responsibilities relate to the Technical Trainer 1: Review, organize, and process training and assessment requests from staff and clients. Maintain training and assessment documentation, including technique proficiency lists for technical staff. Implement teaching outlines and determine appropriate instructional methods such as individual training, group instruction, demonstrations, meetings, and workshops. Implement a schedule for offering hands-on technique demonstration and training at regular intervals for staff and clients. Perform and/or appropriately assign staff technical proficiency assessments and sign-offs. Organize and implement hands-on technique demonstration and training at regular intervals for staff and clients Perform technical functions required by research protocols such as assist with dilution and dosing calculations;  dosing administrations (PO, SQ, IP, IM, and IV & RO); blood collections (Tail Vain, Submandibular, Orbital Sinus, Cardiac, Submental); Advanced organ necropsy and tissue collection as typically performed on toxicology studies, & profusions ; and Tumor measurements, body weights, IBD and /or EAE scoring, behavioral monitoring, etc. Rodent surgical assistant skills in anesthesia monitoring, pre-surgical and post-surgical care and monitoring, compound calculations. May provide backup coverage for Veterinary Technicians when needed. Job Qualifications

The following are minimum qualifications related to the Technical Trainer 1 position: Education:  Associate degree (A.A./A.S.) in animal or laboratory science, adult education, or related field. Bachelor's degree (B.A./B.S.) preferred Experience:  Minimum two - three (2 - 3) years of hands-on experience with rodents in a laboratory animal setting with technical experience, with technical experience preferred, or experience in adult education in any setting in combination with experience in any role in a laboratory animal setting.. Certification/Licensure:  Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) certification from AALAS. Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG), CVT, LVT, or RVT certification preferred. An equivalent combination of education, experience, and certifications may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above. Other: knowledge of functional area and understanding of how training may impact other areas. knowledge of behavior and appearances of laboratory animals is sufficient to notice deviations from normal. Strong proficiency of in-vivo technical skills and working experience of multiple animal models. Advanced knowledge of rodent technical skills and capability of identifying sick animals, summarizing findings, and providing medical treatment as prescribed. Self-directed and displays good judgment.  Strong organization skills and proven ability to prioritize multiple tasks/projects to meet department objectives and deadlines. Ability to effectively follow verbal and written instructions and exhibit interpersonal skills that are conducive to effective communication and that contribute to a congenial work environment. Maintain positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a professional manner with coworkers, research staff, and managers. Strong organization skills and attention to detail. Strong written and verbal English communication skills. Good working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.

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 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 18,000 employees within 100 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 >80% of the drugs approved by the FDA for the past 3 years.

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: 2022-08-05