Behavioral Management Specialist – (Non-human Primates) Req ID #: 62831 Location:
Frederick, MD, US, 21701 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 seekingan experienced Behavioral Management Specialist working with non-human primates for ourSafety Assessment site located in Frederick, Maryland.
The Behavioral Management Specialist, in consultation with the veterinary and animal care staff, willmanage and implementthe Animal Behavioral Management Program in accordance with regulatory expectations and professional standards.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
For all species, ensure appropriate enrichments to the animals’ structural and social environments and provide opportunities for species-typical activities. Work with the veterinary staff to assess/monitor colony behavioral health, and implement programs/treatments for animals needing special attention. Oversee and coordinate the observation of animals and the reporting of behavioral abnormalities. Perform behavioral assessments in response to reports of behavioral abnormalities. Work with other departments to coordinate animal psychological/behavioral enrichment, including the acclimation and socialization of study animals. Work closely with the veterinary and animal care staff to ensure proper animal care standards are maintained. Monitor the ordering of fruit, enrichment foodstuffs and enrichment devices for the animals. Manage the Behavioral Management Program budget. Evaluate new enrichment devices and strategies for individually and socially housed animals. Write Behavioral Management Program reports to the IACUC, management, or Sponsors as required. Research and review current literature regarding animal behavior and environmental enrichment. Revise the Behavioral Management Program and relevant SOPs as needed to ensure accordance with the Animal Welfare Act and accepted professional standards. Routinely handle animals as required for duties. Maintain and track data related to social housing, exemptions to social housing, and abnormal behavior. Monitor documentation for the Behavioral Management Program. Train animal care staff and other site personnel on aspects of animal behavior and enrichment. Perform all other related duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in Animal Science or related discipline. 3+ years related technical experience including 2+ years experience working with non-human primates. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above. LAT certification. Knowledge of animal care and welfare standards as defined by AAALAC, USDA, IACUC and other regulatory agencies. Familiar with Animal Welfare Act. Proficient in Computers (MS Office Suite). Ability to perform advanced level technical duties. Ability to organize, prioritize and meet deadlines.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: LATG Certification
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 17,000 employees within 90 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 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.
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 2019.
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Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/Disabled/Vet
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