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Study Supervisor (Technical Operations) - United States  

Charles River (company)

Posted on : 21 April 2017

Project Description



Responsible for managing the technical staff in assigned area. Responsible for preparing, conducting/orchestrating, and overseeing technical activities in studies of short duration and small size. Ensure compliance with all applicable regulations and with departmental policies, practices and procedures (e.g., SOPs, protocols).  Responsible for front-line oversight and coordination of all study-related activities.    
Prepare, conduct/orchestrate, and oversee technical activities in studies of short duration, generally in small numbers of animals.
Ensure compliance with departmental policies, practices and procedures (e.g., SOPs, protocols).
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.  Recom¬mend 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, implementa¬tion and delivery of depart¬mental training programs; ensure that direct reports receive departmental orien¬tation and necessary on-the-job training.  Oversee main¬tenance 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.
Manage scheduling, coordination and prioritization of assigned studies.
Coordinate and conduct regular team meetings with assigned staff.
Prepare and review study calendars from draft and final protocols. Ensure all protocol driven activities are accurately scheduled.
Monitor scientific projects and procedures in accordance with the study protocol and applicable SOPs.
Act as liaison between technical staff, internal departments, and study directors for all aspects of assigned studies.
Perform test article dosage calculations and review methodology for appropriate preparation.
Communicate directly with the sponsor or representative concerning study related issues (e.g., shipment information, study specific labels).
Coordinate the shipment of biological samples in support of assigned studies as requested by the study director.
Prepare study notebooks, organize study data and ensure timely review of study data for assigned studies.
Schedule overtime as authorized.  Review and approve time cards.  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.
Ensure that departmental equipment is maintained in good working condition and that departmental area(s) are maintained in a clean and orderly condition.  
Support the policy of equal employment opportunity through Affirmative action in all personnel actions including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, promotions, training, work assignments, and salary actions, etc..
Perform technical duties as needed.
Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Education:  Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in science or related discipline.
Experience:  2-3 years related experience in a GLP environment and 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:  AALAS Certification or other applicable Professional Certification preferred.
Other:  Ability to handle multiple projects, prioritize work and meet deadlines. Effective written and verbal communication skills. Knowledge of GLPs and other federal regulations and guidelines relating to the care of laboratory animals required. Advanced technical and analytical skills; problem solving and leadership skills. Computer literate.
Employees must be able to lift, move, manipulate, and/or hold heavy objects up to and including 50 pounds; this includes work materials, equipment, and/or animals.
Must be able to perform procedures, which require, talking, hearing, standing or sitting for long periods of time, entering data into a computer, using appropriate instruments, reaching with hands and arms, working in narrow spaces, and wearing safety equipment (PPE) according to OSHA regulations and company standards.
Must be able to frequently firmly hold species while utilizing fine motor skills.  
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Works in a general office environment some of the time.
Works in a research environment, which requires use of sharp objects, working around mechanical parts, working with or near known or unknown toxic or caustic chemicals and/or biological hazards, exposure to fumes and airborne particles, working at noise levels ranging from moderate to loud.
The employee regularly works with live animals with risk of exposure to allergens, zoonotic disease, and biohazards.  
The noise level in the work environment ranges from low to high depending upon the species housed. 

Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet