Clinical Pathology Supervisor

Req ID #:  73393
Location: 

Reno, NV, US, 89511

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 a Supervisor, Clinical Pathology for our Safety Assessment site located in Reno, NV.

The following are responsibilities related to the Supervisor, Clinical Pathology:

  • Responsible for the oversight of assigned operations within the clinical pathology area. Provide direct daily supervision and review work of assigned departmental employees. 
  • Oversee daily operational activities and supervise assigned employees to ensure optimum group performance.
  • Provide expertise and technical guidance in clinical pathology laboratory procedures to others as needed.
  • Oversee the performance and reviewing of all ordered study parameters. Evaluate protocols and coordinate the conduct of study-associated Clinical Pathology work
  • Initiate, test, and validate new methods and equipment. Write, maintain and review SOPs for assigned areas of the department.  
  • Develop and implement improvement processes or procedures within the department.
  • Coordinate operation, extended maintenance and extensive troubleshooting of all clinical pathology analyzers.  Ensure that departmental equipment in assigned areas is maintained in good working condition and that departmental area(s) are maintained in a clean and orderly condition.
  • Responsible for personnel management activities such as: scheduling, personnel actions (hiring, promotions, transfers, etc.), training and development, providing regular direction and feedback on performance, disciplinary actions and preparing and delivering annual performance and salary reviews for assigned departmental employees.
  • Recommend short-range operating objectives, organizational structure, staffing requirements and succession plans.
  • May assist in development of departmental budget.
  • As required, oversee maintenance of group training manual and training records.
  • Support the policy of equal employment opportunity through affirmative action in personnel actions.
  • Ensure adherence to pertinent regulatory requirements and to departmental policies, practices and procedures [SOPs, safety procedures and biosafety protocols].
  • Maintain and troubleshoot laboratory information management systems: (i.e., Provantis)

 

The following are minimum qualifications related to the Supervisor, Clinical Pathology position:

  • Education:  Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in a biological science preferred.
  • Experience:  4 years of experience in a clinical pathology laboratory required.  Minimum 1 year of general team leader, supervisory or management experience preferred.  
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • High level of proficiency in the use of laboratory information management systems preferred.
  • Advanced knowledge of GLP and non-GLP compliance guidelines and regulations associated with clinical pathology.
  • Knowledge of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs), Health & Safety standards and department policies and procedures. Must be able to perform effectively as a team member, accurately record data, follow verbal and written instructions, maintain a positive work atmosphere, communicate effectively, and interact in a professional manner with management, coworkers, and sponsors.  Experience with computer software programs is required.
     

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 17,000 employees within 90 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 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.

 

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 2019.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity 

 

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

 

For more information, please visit www.criver.com.