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Floor Leader (14BS)
Charles River Laboratories Bethesda, MD

Floor Leader (14BS)

Charles River Laboratories
Bethesda, MD
  • $31 to $33 Hourly
  • Other
Job Description
Company Info

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 seeking an experiencedFloor Leader to join our Insourcing Solutionsteam, locatedin Bethesda, MD. 

As the Floor Leader, you will use existing SOPs and quality assurance standards to provide oversight and support to the animal program and the animal care technician staff under the direction of the Asst. Facility/Facility Manager. You will maintain, monitor and document environment, room logs/records, provide training, monitor compliance and adherence to SOPs.  


Additional responsibilities include:


  • Monitor, observe, and record animal health and welfare daily, as well as complete various standard animal husbandry duties.  
  • Receive, inspect, and house incoming animals. 
  • Animal health surveillance, monitoring of effectiveness of facility sanitation, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC).  
  • Create internal facility reports. 
  • Maintain accurate records of animal health, enrichment, environment, and treatments. 
  • Conduct room inspections to assess animal health and cage environment. 
  • Investigate operational issues; gather, compile, and submit information and details, to include recommendation(s) for resolution.  
  • Assist facility management with researching, compiling, and submitting personnel concerns among the animal care staff. 
  • Assist with training new employees, including completing paperwork in a timely manner and monitoring employee progress. 
  • Participate in Quality Control monthly team review. 


Job Qualifications

The following are minimum requirements related to the Floor Leader position. 


  • High school diploma or GED is required  
  • At least 3 years' related animal care and handling experience, along with facility and equipment knowledge, with at least 1 year in a supervisory capacity.  
  • AALAS certification at the Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) level required. 


The pay range for this position is$31 to $33USD per hour.Please note that salaries vary within the range based on factors including 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 [email protected]. 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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Charles River Laboratories job posting for a Floor Leader (14BS) in Bethesda, MD with a salary of $31 to $33 Hourly with a map of Bethesda location.