Technical Trainer I:
Charles River Laboratories, Inc.

Charles River Laboratories, Inc.
Ashland Ohio

For nearly 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 e perform. In retrn, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.


We are seeking a Technical Trainer I (Animal Care) for our Safety Assessment site located in Ashland, OH.

Under general supervision, responsible for providing, coordinating, documenting and scheduling orientation and routine to moderately complex training activities. Also responsible for developing, revising, and implementing the use of training documents including SOPs and processes to support the overall training program.

The following are minimum requirements related to the Technical Trainer position.

  • Work with department management to coordinate and/or provide routine to moderately complex technical training for department personnel.
  • Assist in providing, coordinating, and scheduling new hire orientation and on-the-job training for all personnel.
  • Ensure that all training provided meets quality and regulatory requirements.  Provide additional training in these areas as needed.
  • Maintain, develop, and update all documents and databases used for the support and conduct of training tasks including but not limited to training standards, training records, and training timelines.
  • Collaborate with Training Department management, cross-site personnel and internal/external resources to develop and implement new training techniques.
  • Assist with the development, training, revision and quality review of internal processes.
  • Assist with SOP development, revision, implementation and training.
  • Perform technical tasks to support completion of study tasks (as needed).
  • Assist with the development, training, and implementation of new technical procedures.
  • May serve as a contact person for AALAS certifications.  Provide proper documents for personnel seeking certification and registry status, and be knowledgeable of the latest changes in the certification and registry program (as needed).
  • Practice/maintain basic and intermediate technical skills and procedures, work independently and follow SOPs and processes.
  • May participate in conducting sponsor/visitor tours and interact with clients.
  • May provide guidance to less experienced training personnel and training assistants.
  • Assist senior training staff with the development of training programs.

Who May Apply

The policy of Charles River Laboratories is to provide advancement opportunities to all qualified employees within the company through transfers or promotions.
Regular Full and Part Time employees may apply for a Job Posting if they meet the eligibility requirements set forth in the Internal Job Posting policy.
Regular Full and Part Time Employees must complete at least six months of continuous active service in their position prior to applying.
Regular Full and Part Time Employees are eligible to participate in the Job Posting Process if their current overall performance appraisal rating is equivalent to "satisfactory" or better.
Regular Full and Part Time Employees cannot be in any stage of a disciplinary action.
Regular Full and Part Time Employees on leave of absence are not eligible to apply.



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 11,000 employees within 70 facilities in 18 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 2016, revenue increased by 23.3% to $1.68 billion from $1.36 billion in 2015. 

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 ~70% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2016.

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Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet

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