Necropsy Supervisor

Req ID #:  76974

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 Necropsy Supervisor for our Safety Assessment site located in Reno, NV.

The following are responsibilities related to the Necropsy Supervisor position:

*Oversee the necropsy facility and associated technical personnel. Act as the primary point of contact in matters pertaining to operation of the laboratory. Responsible for adherence to established guidelines of this area.
*Assist in ensuring standard laboratory practices are consistently performed according to regulatory guidelines.
*Assist in coordination, planning and scheduling of laboratory projects.
*Supervise technical staff and/or teams.
*Assist pathology management in ensuring sufficient and appropriate resources (personnel, equipment, facilities, etc.) are available to perform laboratory procedures.
*Assist in ensuring compliance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs), Health and Safety and department policies and procedures.
*Manage inventory and supply ordering.
*Oversee development of special procedures (technical specialties, difficult protocol-specific processes, etc.).
*Assist in the scheduling of on-call calendar.
*Provide guidance and training to junior necropsy staff and may assist in training histology staff.
*Assists technical staff as needed in all laboratory tasks to ensure timely completion of study related activities.
*Provide direct daily supervision and review work of assigned departmental employees to ensure accuracy and to ensure adherence to pertinent departmental policies, practices, and procedures (SOPs, safety procedures and biosafety protocols).  Schedule and prioritize workload of group members.
*Assist in the interview and selection of qualified non-exempt personnel.  Recommend personnel actions, including hiring, promotions and raises.  Partner with Human Resources and departmental management to assist in the handling of disciplinary issues.  
*Identify training and development needs of direct reports.  Assist in the development, implementation and delivery of departmental training programs; ensure that direct reports receive departmental orientation and necessary on-the-job training.  
*Schedule overtime of direct reports as authorized.  Review and approve timecards of direct reports.  Coordinate vacation/time off schedules.
*Recommend short-range operating objectives, organizational structure of direct reports and staffing requirements.  
*Ensure optimum performance of group function.  Recommend and implement techniques to improve productivity, increase efficiencies, cut costs, take advantage of opportunities, and maintain state-of-the-art practices.

The following are minimum qualifications related to the Necropsy Supervisor position:
Education:  Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a biological science preferred. 
Experience:  4 year of pathology laboratory experience. Experience in supervisory/management 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:  None.
Other:  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 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 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