Lab Research Supervisor- In Vivo

Req ID #:  214257

Morrisville, NC, US, 27560

At Charles River, we are passionate about improving the quality of people’s lives. When you join our global family, you will help create healthier lives for millions of patients and their families. 

Charles River employees are innovative thinkers, who are dedicated to continuous learning and improvement. We will empower you with the resources you need to grow and develop in your career. 

As a Charles River employee, you will be part of an industry-leading, customer-focused company at the forefront of drug development. Your skills will play a key role in bringing life-saving therapies to market faster through simpler, quicker, and more digitalized processes. Whether you are in lab operations, finance, IT, sales, or another area, when you work at Charles River, you will be the difference every day for patients across the globe.

Job Summary

We have an exciting opportunity a Lab Research Supervisor- In Vivo for our Discovery site located in Morrisville, NC

The Lab Research Supervisor- In Vivo will:

•    Manage and support research technical staff conducting In Vivo Oncology studies in mice and rats.  
•    Engage, enable, empower, and motivate staff in their development
•    Support the growth of leadership capabilities and development of staff
•    Focus on inclusive leadership principles
•    Advance situational leadership awareness and actions
•    Develop team strengths and improve weaknesses
•    Identify team goals and evaluate team progress

In addition the Lab Research Supervisor- In Vivo

•    May act as a lead technician for In Vivo studies
•    Perform in-life technical procedures, therapeutic agent administration, and care for all animals
•    Administration of therapeutic agents by various routes (PO,SQ,IM,IP,IV)
•    Provide animal welfare assessments, including body weight and tumor volume measurement
•    Coordinate projects and work closely with other groups to ensure studies are completed in a timely manner while meeting the needs of the clients. 
•    Ensure compliance with departmental policies, practices, and procedures (e.g., SOPs, protocols).
•    Act as liaison between technical staff, internal departments, and study directors for all aspects of assigned studies.
•    Recommend and implement techniques to improve productivity, increase efficiencies, cut costs, take advantage of opportunities, and maintain state-of-the-art practices
•    Design and implement new methods & processes to solve project-related problems (i.e., task coordination, innovation, methodology, resource sharing, brainstorming, etc.).

Job Qualifications

The following are minimum qualifications related to the Lab Research Supervisor- In Vivo position:


Education: Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) in biology or related field required.  Master’s degree (M.A./M.S.) preferred.
Experience: Minimum of 3 years progressive experience in an industry-based research lab, including 1 year supervisory experience. Preferred: progressive experience in a cancer research organization, previous experience working with laboratory animals and previous experience leading a laboratory animal research team. 
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
Certification/Licensure:  None.
Other:  Excellent judgment, decision-making, training/mentoring skills and verbal/written communication skills. Strong leadership and organizational skills. Able to prioritize workload and manage multiple tasks. Advanced chemistry and math knowledge/skills.    


“The pay range for this position is $68,000-$80,000 . Please note that salaries vary within the range based on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, education, certifications, and location.”

About Corporate Functions
The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.  

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 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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