Vivarium Operations Manager:
Charles River Laboratories

Charles River Laboratories
South San Francisco California

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 return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Seeking an experienced Vivarium Operations Manager to establish and maintain an internal vivarium facility and and in vivo research. This is a unique opportunity to work at an exciting, science-driven therapeutics company with a broad portfolio across multiple models of human disease. The successful candidate will have a strong background in in vivo operations in a client’s services or CRO environment working with preclinical rodent disease models. Ideal in vivo skills include I.V. compound administration (adult and neonatal rodents), tissue collection for RNA and histology, blood collection, and stereotaxic intracranial injections. While s/he will work closely with a highly talented team of research scientists, the ability to independently manage vivarium colonies and staff to ensure timely readouts of in vivo studies is essential.


  • 3+ years of managerial experience in an in vivo operations role at a research animal facility accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC), especially in rodent breeding operations
  • 2+ Years working in supporting preclinical or clinical programs in a client services capacity strongly preferred
  • Experience in developing, directing, and administering an Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Program
  • Bachelor's Degree in animal sciences or related field (Masters or PhD preferred)
  • AALAS certification at the Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATg) level

Equal Employment Opportunity

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

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 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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Equal Employment Opportunity

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

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