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Charles River Laboratories Animal Care/Husbandry Supervisor - Gnotobiotics in Wilmington, Massachusetts

Animal Care/Husbandry Supervisor - Gnotobiotics

Req ID #: 103596


Wilmington, MA, US, 01887

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.

IMPORTANT: In order to be considered for this position,a resume/CV must be uploaded and submitted during the application process. Please make sure work history and education are added correctly.

Job Summary

We are seeking anAnimal Care/Husbandry Supervisor for our Gnotobiotics Department located in Wilmington, MA.

The Supervisorwill provide daily supervision of personnel and operations to ensure achievement of departmental goals and levels. Independently handle routine personnel-related issues; assist in the handling of complex personnel-related issues.


  • Develops production/service (or operations) and resource plans that meet goals in terms of safety, quality, output and cost.

  • Ensures effective management of site operations, continuous process improvement, finances and budgets in close collaboration with the functional area directors within the company’s matrixed organization.

  • Assist in the coordination and scheduling of activities of the department through hands-on technical support, delegation of responsibility and/or authority to departmental subordinates.

  • Oversee production and shipping activities of assigned group. Ensure proper record-keeping and report preparation.

  • Review customer complaints and participate in the development and implementation of any resulting procedural changes.

  • Interview and select qualified non-exempt personnel. Recommend personnel actions, including hiring, promotions and raises. Partner with Human Resources and departmental management to assist in the handling of disciplinary issues. Draft appropriate personnel action paperwork.

  • Identify training and development 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.

  • Selects, develops and evaluates personnel to ensure efficient operations.

  • Develops/supports corporate and/or organizational policies and authorizes the implementation of these policies.

  • Provides daily supervision of personnel and operations to maintain and monitor the health, production, and physical environment of Charles River animals within isolators or ventilated cage systems, to ensure achievement of departmental goals and levels.

  • Performs all other related duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in a technically related field (e.g. Biology) or related discipline

  • 2 years' related experience.

  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience.

  • Proficient in computers (MS Office Suite).

  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.


  • One (1) year experience in a Supervisor or Lead position.

  • ALAT Certification.

IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position.If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV.

About Research Models & Services

Fundamental to basic research and discovery is the use of in vivo models to help identify disease targets and determine potential biological pathways that regulate the condition. As the world’s leader in the production and distribution of the highest quality research animal, with 1 out of 2 animal models produced for preclinical research globally, we understand the importance of this step. With seven decades of experience, our expertise is unmatched, allowing us to provide you with the perfect model, including disease-specific and preconditioned options, for basic research and beyond.

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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