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  • Post Date : Jul 8, 2024
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  • Commitment Full Time
  • Compensation Paid
  • Required education level Bachelor’s degree

Job Description

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.

Job Summary

We are looking for an Assistant Project Manager to join our Insourcing Solutions team, located in Bethesda, MD. 

Why work at Charles River?  

We adhere to strong values, share the same mission, that together, we create healthier lives. Our culture is one of endless opportunity, purpose and creating change. We are committed to empowering our employees with the tools and programs they need to develop rewarding careers. We offer competitive benefits and excellent training programs for all our employees.

What impact you will have! 

In the Assistant Project Manager role, you will plan, organize, and direct the activities of animal husbandry and technical support program; as well as manage a staff of supervisors, veterinary technicians, animal care technicians, cagewash technicians, and animal facility support staff.

You will also perform the following duties:

  • Assist with assigning duties to supervisors and subordinate animal care staff.   Conduct periodic meetings with subordinate staff to keep them informed of current and future projects, policies and procedures. Assist employees with E-QIP, facility access, timekeeping, and maintains badge spreadsheet.
  • Assist with management of assigned animal care staff supervisors to ensure the proper inventory, care, feeding and delivery of animals, sanitation of the equipment and facilities, the procurement and storage of supplies, and the maintenance of related equipment and facilities.
  • Conduct or participate in interviews of applicants for open positions. Monitor performance of employees and conduct periodic performance evaluations. Investigate personnel problems and develops performance improvement plans, provides counseling and disciplinary actions to employees in accordance with company policies and procedures.  Write employee performance evaluations.
  • Orient new animal care personnel with facility and company policies, work rules and guidelines.
  • Assist with oversight and/or schedules the maintenance of the facility and all animal care equipment through facility supervisors and animal care staff to ensure proper maintenance, sanitation, and operation.  Ensure that proper environmental conditions are maintained in the facility.
  • Develop, write, and implement standard operating procedures for the care and enrichment of laboratory animals and the operation of the facility. Establish specifications for recommendations for the selection and purchase of animal care related equipment. Design, plan, organize, and execute disaster preparedness documentation and emergency procedures.
  • Assist with technical trainer and supervisors’ development of course content and materials for training and continuing education of the animal care staff.  Assist in assessing training needs, as well as developing and presenting training for staff and investigators.

Job Qualifications

The following are minimum requirements related to the Assistant Project Manager position:

  • Bachelor of Science in Animal Science of related field
  • Minimum of three years of supervisory experience in a multiple labor category animal facility
  • AALAS certification at the Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG) level and CMR. ILAM preferred.

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.

The pay range for this position is $48 – $52 per hour ($99,840 – $108,160 annually).  Please note that salaries vary within the range based on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, education, certifications, and location.

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, or 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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