Supervisor Virology

Req ID #:  170191
Location: 

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.

Basic Summary

We are seeking a Virology Supervisor for our PA-Biologics Testing Solutions based in Wayne, PA. 


Supervise Virology personnel and activities related to Virology testing.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supervise daily laboratory activities and laboratory scheduling.
  • Train the technical personnel in general Virology laboratory skills, reinforce regulatory concepts (cGMP) and Virology specific laboratory techniques.
  • Perform technical troubleshooting.
  • Support the customer service department and ensure excellent service to our clients.
  • Document revisions to ensure the Virology laboratory maintains its compliance status.
  • Develop and administer schedules and performance reviews.
  • 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 depart­ mental management to assist in the handling of disciplinary issues.
  • Draft appropriate personnel action paperwork.
  • 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.
  • Oversee maintenance of group training manual and training records.
  • Monitor performance of direct reports.
  • Provide regular coaching and counseling.
  • Assist in preparation and delivery of salary and performance reviews of direct reports.
  • Schedule overtime as authorized.
  • Review and approve recorded working time.  
  • Coordinate vacation/time off schedules.
  • Recommend short-range operating objectives, organizational structure of direct reports and staffing requirements.
  • Assist in the development of a departmental plan for backup and succession of key technical personnel.
  • May assist in development of departmental budget.
  • 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.
  • Assist in the development, maintenance and communication of departmental systems and SOPs.
  • Assist in the development and communication of job descriptions for subordinate positions.
  • Technical review of departmental documents and assay data.
  • Ensure that departmental equipment is maintained in good working condition and that departmental area(s) are maintained in a clean and orderly condition.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Bachelor's degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in biology or related discipline.
  • 2-4 years related experience in a laboratory.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills required.
  • Working knowledge of cGMPs or regulatory affairs pertaining to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries required.

Vaccine Mandate
Charles River is a U.S. Federal Contractor.  As a result, we must follow the Presidential Executive Order to mandate vaccinations, and ensure our employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Our main priority is the wellbeing, health, and safety of our people. We require proof of vaccination from all employees. 


Anyone with requests for disability-related and/or religious exemptions should contact Talent Acquisition (crrecruitment_US@crl.com) so that information can be provided about the accommodation process at Charles River.

 

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 18,000 employees within 100 facilities in over 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. 


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 >80% of the drugs approved by the FDA for the past 3 years.


Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


 
If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to crrecruitment_US@crl.com. This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

 

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


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