At Charles River, we are passionate about improving the quality of people’s lives. When you join our global family, you will help create healthier lives for millions of patients and their families.
Charles River employees are innovative thinkers, who are dedicated to continuous learning and improvement. We will empower you with the resources you need to grow and develop in your career.
As a Charles River employee, you will be part of an industry-leading, customer-focused company at the forefront of drug development. Your skills will play a key role in bringing life-saving therapies to market faster through simpler, quicker, and more digitalized processes. Whether you are in lab operations, finance, IT, sales, or another area, when you work at Charles River, you will be the difference every day for patients across the globe.
A Clinical Veterinarian is responsible for providing professional veterinary services and managing all phases of health care for the animal colony. Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Manage health care for the animal colony.
Perform veterinary rounds as scheduled, and provide clinical care and preventive medicine support.
Perform surgical support and provide anesthesia, surgical and analgesic technical expertise/advice to facilitate protocol development.
Develop and deliver training for staff. Training may include veterinary diagnostics, techniques and minor surgical procedures.
Provide animal health care guidance for veterinary services personnel as required.
Ensure that internal and external applications, reports and other materials are prepared and submitted as required.
May participate in the response to internal/external inspections and quality assurance audits of veterinary or animal welfare type content.
Provide support for activities of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), including protocol review, program review and facility inspections. May serve on the IACUC committee.
Perform consultation and collaboration with Study Directors regarding animal care, health, welfare and treatment. May also consult on the planning, conducting and reporting of studies.
May assist in sentinel animal monitoring and other monitoring programs.
Write, review and update veterinary care and/or necropsy SOP's as required.
Perform literature searches relating to veterinary subject matters.
Ensure facility is in compliance with all applicable regulations, guidelines and standards that relate to animal care and use (E.g. USDA, FDA, AAALAC).
Make recommendations and assist in establishing and enhancing veterinary and animal care standards.
May use controlled substances and be responsible for maintaining appropriate records.
May develop new or innovative surgical techniques or other procedural improvements appropriate to research studies.
May assist in management of the activities of assigned section, including supervising employees, scheduling, personnel actions (hiring, promotions, raises), discipline, personnel development and performance monitoring.
Perform special projects and assist with administrative efforts as needed.
Perform all other related duties as assigned.
Minimum qualifications for the Clinical Veterinarian position are:
Education: Veterinary degree (D.V.M./V.M.D.) or international equivalent.
Experience: Zero to two years related experience with animal care and surgical techniques. Strong preference for experience in a research/lab animal/GLP environment.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
Certification/Licensure: Licensure to practice veterinary medicine in at least one U.S. state required. Ability to practice veterinary medicine in the work state highly desirable.
Other: Computer literacy in word processing, spreadsheet and database software. Ability to organize, prioritize work and meet deadlines. Good communication skills.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 93931
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 a...re 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.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet.
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 crrecruitment_US@crl.com. This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.
For more information, please visit www.criver.com.