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.
If you are seeking a work-life balance with a competitive benefit & compensation package – come to Charles River Laboratories and join this dynamic Veterinary Services Team!

Responsible for performing intermediate, advanced, and complex surgical procedures. Under the direction of veterinary staff, maintain and monitor the health of animals involving complex instructions and requiring technical expertise.

The following are minimum qualifications related to the Surgeon position:

  • Education: Graduate of a collegiate veterinary technology program accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Training Activities, equivalent program in veterinary technology, or Veterinary degree (D.V.M./V.M.D.) or international equivalent.
  • Experience: 5+ years related experience working with animals in a pre-clinical laboratory or clinical setting; experience working in a CRO with multi-species preferred.
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute of above.
  • Certification/Licensure: SRS certification from the Academy of Surgical Research or equivalent required: AALAS certification at LAT or higher level preferred.
  • Other: Must have demonstrated surgical expertise with a variety of animal species with a focus on non-human primates, rodents, rabbits, pigs, and small ruminants. Experience working in a regulatory controlled environment, adhering to SOPs. Experience in a GLP environment preferred. Excellent organizational skills, especially with time management and record keeping. Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills. Ability to lead independently. Must be proficient in the use of computers. Must be able to work independently. Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.

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Contact Lynne Herring, Sr Talent Acquisition Specialist @ or 508.471.0903 for further information.

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