Associate Supervisor - (Small Animal)

Req ID #:  50739

Raleigh, NC, US, 27610

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 are seeking an Associate Supervisor - (Small Animal) for our Breed Department located in Raleigh, NC.   The Associate Supervisor - (Small Animal)  will provide daily supervision of personnel and operations to ensure achievement of departmental goals and levels; handle basic personnel-related issues with assistance; and assist in the handling of more complex personnel-related issues.




  • Provides direct daily supervision and review work of limited assigned departmental employees to ensure accuracy and adherence to pertinent departmental policies, SOPs, safety procedures and biosafety protocols. Schedule and prioritize workload of assigned group.
  • Assists in the coordination and scheduling of activities of the department through hands-on technical support, delegation of responsibility and/or authority to departmental subordinates.
  • Oversees production and shipping activities of assigned group, including SOPs and OORs.  Assists in the performance of production and shipping activities as necessary.
  • Actively interacts with and provides technical assistance to customers as required to resolve customer requests, inquiries, and complaints.
  • Assists in the interview and selection of qualified non-exempt personnel.  Assists in developing recommendations regarding personnel actions, including hiring, promotions and raises.  Partners with Human Resources and depart¬mental management to assist in the handling of disciplinary issues.  Assist in the drafting of appropriate personnel action paperwork.
  • Identifies training and development needs of direct reports.  Assists in the development, implementa¬tion and delivery of depart¬mental training programs; ensure that direct reports receive departmental orientation and necessary on-the-job training.  Maintains group training manual and training records.
  • Monitors performance of direct reports.  Assists in providing regular coaching and counseling.  Assists in preparation and delivery of salary and performance reviews of direct reports.
  • Schedules overtime as authorized.  Reviews and recommends approval of time cards.  Assists in the coordination of vacation/time off schedules.
  • Assists in the development of recommendations for short-range operating objectives, organizational structure of direct reports and staffing requirements.
  • Assists in the development of a departmental plan for backup and succession of key technical personnel.
  • Assists in ensuring optimum performance of group function.  Recommends and implements techniques to improve productivity, increase efficiencies, cut costs, take advantage of opportunities, and maintain state-of-the-art practices.
  • Assists in the development, maintenance and communication of departmental systems and SOPs.  Assists in the development and communication of job descriptions for subordinate positions.
  • Assists in ensuring that departmental equipment is maintained in good working condition and that departmental area(s) are maintained in a clean and orderly condition.  Assists in ensuring proper recycling and setup of cages in assigned area(s).


  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in life sciences or related discipline.
  • 2+ years related experience.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Computer experience (ie:  MS Office Suite & data entry)



  • ALAT Certification

About Research Models & Services
Fundamental to basic research and discovery is the use of in vivo models to help identify disease targets and determine potential biological pathways that regulate the condition.  As the world’s leader in the production and distribution of the highest quality research animal, with 1 out of 2 animal models produced for preclinical research globally, we understand the importance of this step. With seven decades of experience, our expertise is unmatched, allowing us to provide you with the perfect model, including disease-specific and preconditioned options, for basic research and beyond.


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 14,000 employees within 80 facilities in 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. And in 2018, revenue increased by 22% to $2.27 billion from $1.86 billion in 2017.


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 ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2018.


Equal Employment Opportunity 


Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet

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