In Vivo Research Supervisor

Req ID #:  155074

Morrisville, NC, US, 27560

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 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.    

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 by December 8, 2021.  Our main priority is the wellbeing, health, and safety of our people. We will be requiring 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 Discovery
Discovery from Charles River is industry-proven in the successful development of novel therapies, with over 320 patents and 74 preclinical drug candidates delivered to our sponsors in the past 17 years. Backed by more than 650 scientists, our comprehensive, integrated portfolio employs the latest technology and platforms to provide chemistry, biology, and pharmacology services that support clients from the earliest stages of hit identification all the way through to IND. Our client-focused, collaborative approach creates true partnerships that anticipate challenges, overcome obstacles, and move us forward together on the journey of getting new drugs to market.

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 18,000 employees within 100 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 >80% of the drugs approved by the FDA for the past 3 years.

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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