Supervisor, Necropsy (EG)

Req ID #:  66032
Location: 

Horsham, PA, US, 19044

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 looking for a Necropsy Supervisor to oversee the necropsy facility and associated technical personnel. In this role, you will act as the primary point of contact in matters pertaining to operation of the laboratory and will be responsible for adherence to established guidelines of this area.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist in ensuring standard laboratory practices are consistently performed according to regulatory guidelines.
  • Assist in coordination, planning and scheduling of laboratory projects.
  • Supervise technical staff and/or teams.
  • Assist in ensuring compliance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs), Health & Safety and department policies and procedures.
  • Oversee development of special procedures (technical specialties, difficult protocol-specific processes, etc.).
  • Assists technical staff as needed in all laboratory tasks to ensure timely completion of study related activities.
  • Provide direct daily supervision and review work of assigned departmental employees to ensure accuracy and to ensure adherence to pertinent departmental policies, practices, and procedures (SOPs, safety procedures and biosafety protocols). Schedule and prioritize workload of group members.
  • Assist in the interview and selection of 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. Oversee maintenance of group training manual and training records.
  • Monitor performance of direct reports. Provide regular coaching and counseling. Assist in preparation and delivery of salary and performance reviews of direct reports.
  • Recommend short-range operating objectives, organizational structure of direct reports and staffing requirements. Assist in the development of a departmental plan for backup and succession of key technical personnel.
  • Ensure optimum performance of group function. Recommend and implement techniques to improve productivity, increase efficiencies, cut costs, take advantage of opportunities, and maintain state-of-the-art practices.
  • Assist in the development, maintenance and communication of departmental systems and SOPs.
  • Assist in the development and communication of job descriptions for subordinate positions.
  • Ensure that departmental equipment is maintained in good working condition and that departmental area(s) are maintained in a clean and orderly condition.
  • Provide direct daily supervision and review work of assigned departmental employees to ensure accuracy and to ensure adherence to pertinent departmental policies, practices, and procedures (SOPs, safety procedures and biosafety protocols). Schedule and prioritize workload of group members.
     
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a biological science preferred.
  • 3-4+ years Necropsy or equivalent, preferred. Experience in supervisory/ management desired.  
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Knowledge of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs), Health & Safety standards and department policies and procedures.
  • Must be able to perform effectively as a team member, accurately record data, follow verbal and written instructions, maintain a positive work atmosphere, communicate effectively, and interact in a professional manner with management, coworkers, and sponsors.
  • Experience with computer software programs is required.

About Safety Assessment
Charles River is committed to helping our partners expedite their preclinical drug development with exceptional safety assessment services, state-of-the-art facilities and expert regulatory guidance. From individual specialty toxicology and IND enabling studies to tailored packages and total laboratory support, our deeply experienced team can design and execute programs that anticipate challenges and avoid roadblocks for a smooth, efficient journey to market.  Each year approximately 120 investigational new drug (IND) programs are conducted in our Safety Assessment facilities.

 

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

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