Team Leader – Necropsy

Company Name: Charles River Laboratories

Location: Horsham, PA, US - 19044

Job Duration: 2021-05-04 to 2021-06-03


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


    Provide technical leadership on all daily activities and the ability to formulate, evaluate and choose courses of action when interacting with others regarding necropsy issues.  As a Team Leader, one is a role model for the Necropsy Technicians and should actively promote teamwork in all aspects of each necropsy activity.


    • Oversee necropsy procedures to ensure that they are conducted in accordance with the study protocol and relevant SOPs,  performed consistently and recorded correctly.
    • Assist in the review of necropsy raw data.
    • Ensure that all appropriate necropsy observations are confirmed.
    • Promote teamwork within the Necropsy department and between Necropsy and other departments.
    • Ensure necropsy laboratory equipment is maintained, and adequate supplies and reagents are available.
    • Assist in generating and/or reviewing the weekly Necropsy schedule.
    • Ensure that weekend Necropsy laboratory assignments have been communicated to personnel and that they understand what needs to be completed.
    • Direct and prioritize the training of Necropsy personnel as appropriate.
    • Ensure that the Necropsy laboratory spaces are always clean, tidy and in a state of readiness for Sponsor or regulatory agency visits..
    • Participate in Necropsy procedures as scheduled.
    • Attend protocol meetings to confirm necropsy procedures and support Necropsy staff in review of and preparation for study conduct.
    • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.


    • Education:  Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) in a scientific discipline or equivalent.
    • Experience:  2 to 4 years necropsy experience preferred.
    • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
    • Other:  Good communication, time management and leadership skills.  Must be able to meet all requirements and competencies of a Necropsy Technician III at time of hire or within a short duration after as guided by a development plan.


    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 120 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 14,000 employees within 80 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 2018, revenue increased by 22% to $2.27 billion from $1.86 billion in 2017.

    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 2018.


    Equal Employment Opportunity 


    Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/Disabled/Vet