Supervisor, Husbandry - Position includes a $2,000 sign on bonus

Req ID #:  166371

Boston, MA, US, 02115

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 a Husbandry Supervisor, for our Insourcing Solutions Department located in Boston, MA., at our Boston Children's Hospital contract.  


Position includes a $2,000 sign on bonus.


The essential duties of the Husbandry Supervisor are:


•    Responsible for assisting in the training of animal care staff in the following; cage changing, microisolator cage changing techniques, room sanitation, autoclave operation, cagewash operations, waste disposal and other husbandry duties as required. 

•    Outlines the job responsibilities of animal care staff, including client's policies, procedures and the daily husbandry assignments of the animal care staff. 

•    Responsible for developing and maintaining animal records including, room logs, health reports, cage card labels, autoclave records, cagewash records, animal census and other records as required. 

•    Ensures that all animal rooms are observed on a daily basis to monitor for sick, or dead animals, and reports findings to the veterinary staff or alternatively to the Animal Facility Manager. 

•    Interviews and recommends selection of candidates for employment to the Animal Facility Manager.  In consultation with the Animal Facility Manager and Human Resources Manager, this position performs personnel actions including but not limited to hiring, transferring, suspending, counseling, disciplining, discharging, assigning, rewarding or addressing employee concerns.

•    Supervises direct reports in their efforts to maintain quality performance of departmental and client objectives, including meeting/exceeding departmental standards with respect to animal health and welfare, facilities condition, sanitation levels.

•    Supports and affirms the company policy of Equal Opportunity through Affirmative Action.

•    Conducts daily inspections of animal holding and support facilities to determine the degree to which established levels of animal health, facilities condition, sanitation levels, environmental parameters and security are being met/exceeded.  
•    Coordinates repair and general up-keep of physical environment in areas of responsibility.  Is available on site for assistance, coordinating during upkeep and repairs.

•    Participates as required in the development of projections for equipment, supplies and personnel needed to effectively operate the research facilities in a manner consistent with the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals and all local, state and federal requirements. 
•    Actively interacts with customers as required to solve customer requests, inquiries, and complaints and to provide technical assistance. Act as liaison between scientific staff and support personnel.
•    Trains and oversees consistent practice of general safety policies and procedures, including those related to biohazards and radioactive substances.  Supervises in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.

•    In coordination with Human Resources Manager, investigates personnel problems and to employees in accordance with company policies and procedures. 

•    Maintains required attendance level and adherence to work schedule in accordance with required staffing levels in order to ensure that assigned duties are completed. 



Job Qualifications

     Education:  Bachelor’s of Science in Animal Science or related field.

•    Experience:  Two to four years husbandry experience in a laboratory animal facility of which six to twelve months in a supervisory role.. Demonstrated experience in the breeding care and husbandy of laboratory animal models required

     An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted for the requirements as listed above.

•     Certification/Licensure:  AALAS certification at the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician level (ALAT) or higher and ability to successfully achieve LAT certification within 18 months of hire/promotion required.  

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. 

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 18,000 employees within 100 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 >80% of the drugs approved by the FDA for the past 3 years.

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.


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