Necropsy Team Lead

Req ID #:  80054

Shrewsbury, MA, US, 01545

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

Provides technical leadership on all daily activities in the areas of scheduling, gross pathology findings, supervision, study assignment setup and database management.  Perform complex necropsy functions and provide expertise in the area of necropsy to other staff and visitors as needed.  Actively promote teamwork in all aspects of each necropsy activity.  

The following are responsibilities related to the Necropsy Team Lead:

  • Oversee all necropsy procedures to ensure that they are standardized, performed consistently and recorded correctly.
  • Assist in the review of necropsy raw data.
  • Confirm all appropriate necropsy observations.  
  • Promote teamwork within the necropsy department and between other departments.
  • Ensure accurate, high-quality work, and adherence to pertinent departmental policies, practices and procedures (SOPs, safety procedures and biosafety protocols).
  • Ensure that weekend necropsy laboratory assignments have been made and the personnel understand what needs to be completed.
  • Assist/provide input to supervisor/manager regarding personnel management activities such as: scheduling, training and development, providing regular direction and feedback on performance.
  • Ensure that tissues are packed, archived, and shipped according to protocol.  Act as floor support during necropsy; troubleshoot delays, communicate with Clinical Pathology and other departments to provide timely necropsy starts.
  • Assist in generating the weekly Necropsy Reference List.
  • Attend protocol meetings to confirm necropsy procedures.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

The following are minimum qualifications related to theNecropsy Team Lead position:

  • Education: Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) in a scientific discipline or equivalent.
  • Experience: 3 or more years necropsy experience preferred.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience listed above.
  • Certification/Licensure: ALAT, LAT, or LATg certification preferred.
  • Other: Good communication, time management and leadership skills.  Must be able to meet all requirements and competencies of a Necropsy Technician III.


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


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