Manager, Embryology

Req ID #:  76574

Wilmington, MA, US, 01887 Boston, MA, US, 02116 Kingston, NY, US, 12401 Hollister, CA, US, 95023

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, Embryology for our Embryology Department located in Wilmington, MA.


**Relocation Assistance will be offered for this role**


The Manager, Embryology will manage Product and Services within Embryology and Model Creation Portfolio. Prepare and perform complex quality control audits of customer project status. Keep track of Key Performance Indicators (KPI) of embryology program. Initiate appropriate root cause analysis and develop corrective action plans to achieve customer and department goals. Develop, test and implement new innovations to keep the embryology program competitive in the industry. Develop improved procedures and initiate implementation. Actively involved in writing, testing, revising and training SOPs in all aspects of Embryology and Model Creation.  Provide daily supervision of personnel and operations to ensure achievement of departmental goals and levels.  Independently handles routine personnel-related issues to handle routine personnel-related issues; assists in the handling of complex personnel-related issues.



  • Plan, direct, coordinate and schedule activities of the department through hands-on technical support, delegation of responsibility and/or authority to departmental subordinates.
  • Provide direct daily supervision and training of assigned departmental employees and assist management with related personnel tasks, including interviewing, hiring and disciplining of employees, evaluating employee performance, developing goals and objectives for assigned employees, determining work and vacation schedules.  Review and approve timecards and overtime.  
  • Train departmental subordinates and assign tasks consistent with individual strengths; Review training records. Identify objectives and define goals for department subordinates.
  • Serve as a model to departmental subordinates as it relates to effective time management, communication and utilization of resources.  Provide leadership and motivation to departmental personnel.
  • Under minimal guidance, develop, test, and initiate process improvements, innovations, system improvements, etc.  
  • Partner with other CRL departments, customers and Genetically Engineered Models and Services (GEMS) staff to carry these projects to successful completion.  
  • Monitor work of assigned employees to ensure adherence to Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), safety procedures and biosafety protocols; Review/update/institute SOP.
  • Ensure proper record-keeping and report preparation; ensure data entry into Internet Colony Management (ICM).
  • Actively interact with and provide technical assistance to customers as required to resolve customer requests, inquiries, and complaints.
  • Assist Project Management managers in strategic project planning and coordinating for multiple areas.
  • Represent the department during customer audits and tours.
  • Review customer complaints and participate in the development and implementation of any resulting procedural changes.  Create and maintain complaint chart.
  • Ensure that departmental equipment is maintained in good working condition and that departmental area(s) are maintained in a clean and orderly condition.  
  • Review and ensure appropriate inventory levels of departmental supplies.
  • Implement Company policy of equality opportunity through Affirmative Action.
  • Ensure compliance with all local, state and federal laws governing the use of research animals.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.


  • Master’s degree (M.A./M.Sc.) in Biological Sciences, Animal Science or related discipline.  
  • Two to eight years related experience in (industry/area/discipline).
    • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • LATG Certification.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in computers (MS Office Suite).


  • Ph.D. in Biological Sciences.
  • CMAR Certification.


About Research Models & Services
Fundamental to basic research and discovery is the use of in vivo models to help identify disease targets and determine potential biological pathways that regulate the condition.  As the world’s leader in the production and distribution of the highest quality research animal, with 1 out of 2 animal models produced for preclinical research globally, we understand the importance of this step. With seven decades of experience, our expertise is unmatched, allowing us to provide you with the perfect model, including disease-specific and preconditioned options, for basic research and beyond.

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.


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 This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.


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