Manager Virology

Req ID #:  68851

Wayne, PA, US, 19087

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 Manager Virology, with a focus on Routine Testing, for our PA-Biologics Testing Solutions sites in Wayne, PA.  


Under direct supervision, the position will be responsible for the management of a team dedicated to routine testing performance as it pertains

to the Virology laboratory. The position will provide operational supervision, technical support and professional and scientific expertise,

as needed, to ensure operational excellence.


The following are responsibilities related to the Manager Virology:


•    Ensure on-time delivery of all client projects.
•    Oversee the performance and qualification of assays that meet industry expectations and current regulatory guidelines. As a Virology Subject

     Matter Expert, provide guidance for resolution of technical problems affecting Virology assays.
•    Participate in client calls to support work related to routine testing. Manage activities of assigned group(s) to ensure optimum performance

     of the group/function.
•    Participate in and support cross-functional communication and laboratory activities, as necessary, especially as it relates to scheduling and

     virus production. Liaise with the Virology Scientific Support team to allow for successful transition of newly developed methods into routine testing.

The following are minimum requirements related to the Manager Virology:


•    Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent in biology or a related discipline. Master's degree preferred.
•    Experience: Minimum of 4-5 years related laboratory experience in Virology or related field. Minimum 4-5 years of previous supervisory

     experience is required.  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: Demonstrated leadership skills required. Excellent interpersonal skills. Working knowledge of cGMPs or regulatory requirements pertaining

     to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries required.


About Biologics Testing Solutions

With more than 50 years of experience and proven regulatory expertise, the Charles River Biologics group can address challenging projects for biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies worldwide. Offering a variety of services such as contamination and impurity testing, protein characterization, bioassays, viral clearance studies and stability and lot release programs, we support clients throughout the biologic development cycle, from the establishment and characterization of cell banks through preclinical and clinical studies to marketed products. Whether clients need stand-alone services, a unique package of testing, or insourced support, our Biologics group can create a custom solution to suit their needs.  Each year more than 20,000 biologic testing reports are sent each and over 200 licenses products are supported by our biologics testing solutions team.


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 2018, 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