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Req ID #:  45480

Cambridge, MA, US

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

We are seeking an experienced Supervisor for our Insourcing Solutions site located in Cambridge, MA.

Your primary role, under the direction of the Charles River Operations Specialist, this position provides direction and leadership for the day-to-day operations of the animal facilities and program.  Maintains performance levels consistent with and according to client standards and requirements. Collaborates with veterinary staff to ensure that health and welfare of laboratory animals are maintained in compliance with local, state, federal and institutional guidelines and regulations. 


The following are minimum qualifications related to the Supervisor position:

  • Education:  Bachelor’s of Science in Animal Science or related field preferred.
  • Experience:  Two to four years husbandry experience in a laboratory animal facility of which six to twelve months is supervisory or management. Demonstrated successful experience in the breeding, care and husbandry of laboratory animal models required
  • Experience working with immunocompromised mice
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted for the requirements as listed above.
  • Certification/Licensure:  AALAS certification at the Laboratory Animal Technician level (LAT) or higher or ability to successfully achieve LATG certification within one (1) year of hire/transfer required. 

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 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

Nearest Major Market: Cambridge
Nearest Secondary Market: Boston

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