Supervisor, NHP Behavioral Management Services

Req ID #:  193214

Houston, TX, US, 77047

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

Provide supervision of department personnel and oversee and conduct all aspects of NHP behavioral services at assigned site. Assist Manager, NHP Behavioral Management Services in the development and implementation of programs supporting research objectives while meeting regulatory requirements and industry standards for animal care, behavior and welfare.



Evaluate enrichment devices for animals’ structural and social environment and provide opportunities for species-typical activities.

Collaborate with the veterinary staff to evaluate and recommend improvements in animal care and behavioral standards to include implementation of programs and treatments for animals requiring special attention.

 Oversee and coordinate behavioral observations and reporting of behavioral abnormalities.

Perform, refine or develop behavioral assessments in response to reports of behavioral abnormalities.

Assist with providing guidance to site management in preparation for regulatory inspections; resolve audit findings and oversee client interactions regarding behavioral requirements.

Ensure effective communication, and training is maintained within the organization to facilitate and support proper animal care standards.

Ensure ordering of animal supplies and equipment is within the established budgetary guidelines. May assist in the development and recommendation of departmental budget and authorize expenditures.

Oversee implementation of new or enhanced behavioral enrichment.

Oversee the implementation of departmental training programs, including orientation of new team members and annual animal welfare training.

Ensure adherence to pertinent regulatory requirements and to departmental policies, practices and procedures [SOPs, safety procedures and safety protocols].

Participate in interviewing and selection of 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 actions.


Job Qualifications

Education: Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in a related field.

Experience:  Four (4) years related experience in laboratory animal resources. Experience working directly with NHPs.  Experience working in a GLP and/or regulatory controlled environment required.  Prior supervisory/management experience preferred.

Certification/Licensure: AALAS LATG certification required. AALAS Certified Manager of Animal Resources certification (CM/CMAR) or equivalent preferred.

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.

Other: Knowledge and understanding of Good Laboratory Practices (GLP’s) and federal regulations/guidelines relating to the care of laboratory animals including facility inspection, procurement and distribution of laboratory animals. Knowledge and understanding of animal care and welfare standards as defined by AAALAC, USDA, etc. Computer literate. Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills. Strong management, organizational, and communication skills. Experience with Enos database is a plus.

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 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 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.


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