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Animal Facility Supervisor

Company: Charles River Laboratories, Research Models and Se
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Job Description:

Press Tab to Move to Skip to Content Link 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 SummaryWe are seeking an Animal -Facility -Supervisor -for our -Insourcing Solutions Department -located in -Cambridge, MA.Directs day-to-day operations. Develops production/service (or operations) and resource plans that meet goals in terms of safety, quality, output and cost. Assists in the oversight of management for site operations and ensures continuous process improvement. Selects, develops and evaluates personnel to ensure efficient operations. Provides general direction to and review of managers in various functional areas, groups and/or operations, etc. Develops/supports corporate and/or organizational policies and authorizes the implementation of these policies. Provides daily supervision of personnel and operations conducting husbandry and study support activities in the Vivarium. Independently handles routine personnel-related issues; assists in the handling of complex personnel-related issues. Liaises with clients to ensure satisfaction with technician performance.The following are responsibilities relate to the Animal Facility -Supervisor

  • Supervise the daily activities of staff conducting husbandry and study support activities in the Vivarium.
  • Ability to train and guide staff on technical procedures as well as animal care and husbandry
  • Ability to provide technical backup on dosing, injections, collections.
  • Monitor and document task completion and deviations from defined KPI's and submit monthly to CRL Management in a timely fashion to support contract deliverables.
  • Participate in periodic meetings with CRL Operations staff to keep them informed of current and future projects, policies and procedures.
  • Assist in any contract related activity, as assigned by Clients and Operations Specialist, to complete the required work.
  • Participate in the development of projections for equipment, supplies and personnel needed to effectively operate the research facilities.Job QualificationsThe following are minimum qualifications related to the -Animal Facility -Supervisor -position:
    • Education: Bachelors Degree in Animal Science or related field.
    • Experience: Minimum of five years in a laboratory animal facility of which three years is of management experience
    • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
    • Certification/Licensure: - -AALAS certification at the Laboratory Animal Technician level (LAT) or higher or ability to successfully achieve LATG certification within 24 months of entry.
    • Other: -Working knowledge of laboratory animal facilities operations, IVIS systems and technical work including dosing, injections and collections. Working knowledge of laboratory animal equipment and supplies, including cagewash, autoclave, and caging systems for a variety of common laboratory animals and personal protective equipment requirements. Ability to effectively follow verbal and written instructions and exhibit interpersonal skills that are conducive to effective communication and that contribute to a congenial work environment. Maintain positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a professional manner with coworkers, research staff, and managers. Strong organization skills and attention to detail. Strong written and verbal English communication skills. Good working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook and Office, word processing and database record keeping required. Vaccine Mandate
      Charles River is a U.S. Federal Contractor. As a result, we must follow the Presidential Executive Order to mandate vaccinations, and ensure our employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Our main priority is the wellbeing, health, and safety of our people. We require proof of vaccination from all employees. -
      Anyone with requests for disability-related and/or religious exemptions should contact Talent Acquisition ( so that information can be provided about the accommodation process at Charles River. 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, 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 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
      Nearest Major Market: Cambridge
      Nearest Secondary Market: Boston
      Job Segment: Biology, Biotech, Facilities, Business Process, Recruiting, Science, Operations, Human Resources, Management

Keywords: Charles River Laboratories, Research Models and Se, Cambridge , Animal Facility Supervisor, Other , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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