Supervisor, NHP Animal Care

Req ID #:  220919

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.

Job Summary


The following are responsibilities related to the Supervisor Animal Care for Charles River's NHP Quarantine and Holding operation in Houston, Texas:


  • Provide supervision of personnel and operations to ensure the care of laboratory animals, facilities, and animal environments.
  • Independently handle routine personnel-related issues; assist in the handling of complex personnel-related issues.
  • Oversee and assist with monitoring of animal areas for adherence to regulatory agencies (i.e.: AALAC, USDA, CDC) requirements and adherence to industry standards for animal care and welfare. 
  • Assist in the coordination and scheduling of activities of the department through hands-on technical support, delegation of responsibility and/or authority to  subordinates. 
  • Schedule and prioritize workload of group members. Schedule overtime as authorized.  Review and approve time cards.  Coordinate vacation/time off schedules. 
  • Inspect the animal facilities and animal room environments in assigned areas to ensure that they meet acceptable standards.
  • Submit work orders for improvements as necessary. Work closely with subordinate husbandry and technical staff to complete all husbandry and pre-study projects. 
  • Provide animal care/husbandry expertise and technical guidance as needed. 
  • Ensure all departmental equipment is maintained in good working condition and that departmental area(s) are maintained in a clean and orderly condition. 



Job Qualifications


The following are minimum qualifications related to the Supervisor Animal Care position:


  • Education:  Associate’s degree (A.A. /A.S.) or equivalent in life sciences or related discipline.
  • Experience:  4-6 years related experience. 2 years direct experience with NHPs, one year leadership experience preferred.

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

  • Certification/Licensure:  AALAS Certification at ALAT level required, LATG preferred.
  • Other:  Effective communication and interpersonal skills required.  Demonstrated knowledge of federal regulations and guidelines relating to the care of laboratory animals including facility inspection, procurement, and distribution of laboratory animals preferred. Knowledge of animal care and welfare standards as defined by AAALAC, USDA, CDC, US Fish and Wildlife preferred. Must be computer literate, experience with Microsoft required, Enos Database and SAP preferred.


The pay for this position is $80K-$85K. Please note that compensation varies based on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, education, and certifications.


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 300 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.


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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