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Team Lead - Animal Care Technician - 1K SignOn Bonus

Charles River Laboratories International Inc (CRL)

S. SanFrancisco, CA, US, 9408

Team Lead - Animal Care Technician - 1K SignOn Bonus Req ID #:  199895 Location: 

S. SanFrancisco, CA, US, 94080 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 looking for an Team Lead - Animal Care Technician to join our Insourcing Solutions team, located in South San Francisco, CA.


How will you have an impact?

This is the moment to use your talents and imagine those talents contributing to improving global health and peoples’ lives. In the Senior Animal Care Technician role, you can do that by providing oversight and support to the animal care program to ensure the health and well-being of all the animal species, as well as the integrity of the research. 


Why work at Charles River? 

We offer an excellent onboarding program for our new employees; internal career development, competitive benefits and salary.


What you will do!

In this role, you will observe, monitor, and document the health and physical environment within the animal facility. Provide guidance to technicians in the day-to-day operations serving as a work leader directing daily operations in the absence of the Facility Supervisor.   Collaborate with the veterinary staff to ensure that the health and welfare of laboratory animals are maintained.  Perform animal husbandry duties and act as a subject matter expert.   Report non-compliance or animal welfare concerns.  Initiate the ordering of new animals.   Conduct train the trainer sessions and assist in the training of staff on husbandry, veterinary case reporting, operations, and basic technical procedures (dosing, tissue/blood collection). Perform CRADL Orientations and conduct facility tours for new clients and staff. Job Qualifications QUALIFICATIONS:

•Education: High school diploma, General Education Degree (G.E.D.) or equivalent required.  Bachelor's degree (B.A./B.S.) in animal or life sciences field preferred.

•Experience: Minimum of two (2) years directly related laboratory animal experience in a laboratory animal facility.  Experience as team or work lead, preferred

•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. This position is Sunday - Thursday, 7am - 4pm 

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 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 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: 2022-11-23