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Req ID #:  43229

Horsham, PA, US, 19044-1241

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

Supervise members of the Technical Operations group including:  management and training of personnel, participation in interdepartmental and intradepartmental projects and point of contact in matters pertaining to operation of the laboratory.  Responsible for managing the technical staff in assigned area to ensure compliance with the protocol and applicable SOPs and maintain the raw data for non-clinical studies. Ensure compliance with all applicable regulations and with site and departmental policies, practices and procedures.

  • Education:   Bachelor’s degree (B.S./B.A.) preferably in a life science, or relevant animal science education and experience.
  • Experience:   Two to four years experience in a non clinical laboratory, or a combination of non-clinical laboratory/supervisory experience.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Certification/Licensure: ALAT, LAT, or LATG preferred

General laboratory working conditions.   Regularly works with or near caustic chemicals and with test articles with unknown levels of toxicity.  Regularly exposed to rodent dander.   The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

 Work schedule includes weekend and all holidays on a rotating basis. 

  • While performing the duties of this job: Required to regularly wear safety equipment and outer wear in compliance with OSHA regulations. Regularly record data by hand or on a computer terminal. Regularly stand approximately 4 to 6 hours a day. Must be able to regularly observe physical attributes of species and changes thereto. Must be able to frequently firmly hold species while utilizing fine motor skills. Must be able to occasionally lift and manipulate up to 50 pounds. Must be able to frequently manipulate and remove objects from shelves one and one half to six and one half feet above the floor (with the aid of a step stool). Must be able to occasionally work in spaces as narrow as 2 feet. Must be able to occasionally push wheeled carts weighing up to 1200 pounds.

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 13,000 employees within 80 facilities in 23 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 in 2017.


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Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet

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