Supervisor, Husbandry

Req ID #:  188176

Boston, MA, US, 02115

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.

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 Supervisor (Animal Husbandry) to join our Insourcing Solutions team at Boston Children's Hospital in Boston, MA.   

How will you have an impact?
This is the moment to use your talents and imagine those talents contributing to improving global health and peoples’ lives. In the Husbandry Supervisor role, you can do that by outlining the job responsibilities of animal care staff, including client’s policies, procedures and the daily husbandry assignments of the animal care staff. 

Why work at Charles River? 
We offer an excellent onboarding program for our new employees; internal career development, competitive benefits, a $2,000 sign-On Bonus and Relocation Assistance, if needed!! 

What you will do!
In the Husbandry Supervisor role, you will be 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. In addition, you will be 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 as well as supervise 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.


In consultation with the Animal Facility Manager and HR, you will perform personnel actions to include hiring, investigating personnel problems,  disciplinary actions and/or terminations, performance appraisals, rewarding and addressing employee concerns. You will actively interact with customers to solve their requests, inquiries and to provide technical assistance; and act as the liaison between the scientific staff and support personnel. 

Who are we looking for?

A candidate that possesses a B.A./B.S. or equivalent in in Animal Science or related discipline with 2-4 years experience in husbandry in a laboratory animal facility of which 6-12 months in a supervisory role. AALAS certification (ALAT or higher) and the ability to successfully achieve LAT certification within 18 months of hire/promotion required. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the requirements stated. 


The pay range for this position is $88-95K USD annually. Please note that salaries vary within the range based on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, education, certifications, and location.

If you are interested in contributing to the well-being of our communities, not only across the country but around the world, please join us and BE THE DIFFERENCE!

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

This position services client(s) that requires us to ensure our employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. We will require proof of vaccination from all employees servicing client(s) with COVID-19 Vaccination requirements.


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 [email protected] 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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