Supervisor InVivo

Req ID #:  139817

Worcester, MA, US, 01608

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 Supervisor InVivo for our Discovery site located in Worcester, MA


This position focuses on the supervision of technical staff and study assignments including coordinating work schedules to meet department needs.  Other duties include assisting in the management of the animal care program, the physical plant and development and improvement of programs to support company and department initiatives.


The following are responsibilites related to the Supervisor InVivo position:

  • Coordinate staffing schedules to ensure department needs are met
  • Maintain supply inventories including ordering as needed
  • Order animals and coordinate arrival and housing 
  • Supervise staff to ensure adherence to study protocols and animal care program guidelines
  • Provide quality care and health monitoring for all animals
  • Assist with SOP review, development and improvement
  • Assist with audit and inspection report resolution
  • Identify and address training and developmental needs of staff 
  • Perform advanced in vivo technical and husbandry procedures
  • Ensure a safe and clean work environment is maintained
  • Clearly and accurately record and QC all study data
  • Ensure that raw data records are accurate, complete and in appropriate order
  • Input, edit and review all electronic data entries
  • Identify and report any difficulties encountered with various aspects of study conduct as necessary
  • Monitor performance of direct reports and provide regular coaching and counseling as needed
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications

The following are minimum qualifications related to the Supervisor InVivo position:


Education:   Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in life sciences or related discipline.
Experience:  Minimum 5 years related experience in a preclincal research environment. Experience with research and investigative procedures, techniques and literature. 
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
Certification/Licensure: ALAT required, LAT preferred.
Other:  Ability to handle common laboratory species.  Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing to coworkers and supervisors. Proficient in basic technical skills and the operation of data collection equipment. Organization skills enabling effective management of multiple, concurrent tasks & priorities. Knowledge of GLPs and other federal regulations and guidelines relating to the care of laboratory animals. Strong understanding of study design and protocols.

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 by December 8, 2021.  Our main priority is the wellbeing, health, and safety of our people. We will be requiring proof of vaccination from all employees. 

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


About Discovery
Discovery from Charles River is industry-proven in the successful development of novel therapies, with over 320 patents and 74 preclinical drug candidates delivered to our sponsors in the past 17 years. Backed by more than 650 scientists, our comprehensive, integrated portfolio employs the latest technology and platforms to provide chemistry, biology, and pharmacology services that support clients from the earliest stages of hit identification all the way through to IND. Our client-focused, collaborative approach creates true partnerships that anticipate challenges, overcome obstacles, and move us forward together on the journey of getting new drugs to market.

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 - 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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