Supervisor, In Vitro

Company Name: Charles River Laboratories

Location: Horsham, PA, US - 19044

Job Duration: 2021-07-22 to 2021-08-21


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

Job Summary

Supervise members of assigned Laboratory Sciences teams including: management and training of personnel, participation in interdepartmental and intradepartmental projects, manage study resources, equipment, physical facilities and staff. Investigate the feasibility of applying a wide variety of scientific and pharmaceutical principles and concepts to meet study and company objectives. Responsible for managing staff in assigned area to ensure compliance with the protocol, applicable SOPs and regulations for non-clinical studies.

•    Supervise activities of assigned group(s) to ensure effective performance of function and study conduct
•    Work within and external to the group to resolve scientific and technical issues. 
•    Ensure compliance with all applicable local, state, and federal regulations, including but not limited to GLP, FDA, DEA, and OSHA
•    Responsible for personnel management activities such as: scheduling, personnel actions (hiring, promotions, transfers, etc.), training and development, providing coaching and feedback on performance, and preparing and delivering annual performance and salary reviews.
•    Identify training and developmental needs of direct reports. Assist in the development, implementation and delivery of departmental training programs; ensure that direct reports receive departmental orientation and necessary on-the-job training
•    Forecast study needs for all materials and ensure that all protocol driven activities are accurately scheduled
•    Review equipment calibration and maintenance of laboratory equipment.
•    Ensure that resources are flexibly allocated according to departmental priorities.
•    Identify and participate in process and quality improvement projects.
•    Participate in facility tours and client interactions, prepare responses to facility or client audits
•    Assist in the scheduling of in-lab audits with QA 
•    Oversee preparation of study books and perform daily review of departmental employee work
•    Assist in the tabulation and review of departmental forecasts.
•    Recommend short-range operating objectives, organizational structure, staffing requirements and succession plans.
•    May assist in development of departmental budget.
•    Support the policy of equal employment opportunity through affirmative action in personnel actions.
•    Ensure adherence to pertinent regulatory requirements and to departmental policies, practices and procedures [SOPs, safety procedures and biosafety protocols].
•    Perform other related duties as required.

Job Qualifications

•    Education:   Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in life science or related discipline.
•    Experience: 4-6 years related experience in a CRO, bioanalytical, chemistry or formulation lab.  
•    An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
•    Certification/Licensure: None
•    Other: Ability to organize, prioritize work and meet deadlines. Computer literacy including word processing, databases and spreadsheet software.  Strong math skills.  Ability to successfully lead a team.


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 300 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 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 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 ~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 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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