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Supervisor Lab Sciences - United States  

Charles River (company)

Posted on : 02 May 2017

Project Description




Oversee technical and operational performance of the assigned laboratory science department (e.g. analytical chemistry, immunochemistry, immunology, flow cytometry, and/or molecular technology).  Provide direct supervision and guidance in the day to day activities of assigned employees.


  • Oversee daily operational activities and supervise a group of non-exempt employees. Ensure optimum group performance.
  • Ensure accurate, high-quality work and adherence to pertinent departmental policies, practices and procedures [SOPs, safety procedures and biosafety protocols].
  • Prioritize workload of assigned group.  Ensure daily schedule is accurately prepared.
  • Resolve technical and operational issues (e.g. troubleshooting procedural, instrumentation/equipment, technique issues).
  • Work with peers and Management to implement new laboratory processes, procedures, and services.
  • Ensure adherence to regulatory requirements within the department.
  • Manage supplies and inventories for assigned supervisory workgroup.
  • 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. 
  • Responsible for personnel management activities such as: scheduling, personnel actions (hiring, promotions, transfers, etc.), training and development, providing regular direction and feedback on performance, disciplinary actions and preparing and delivering annual performance and salary reviews.
  • Recommend short-range operating objectives, organizational structure, staffing requirements and succession plans.
  • As required, oversee maintenance of group training manual and training records.
  • Support the policy of equal employment opportunity through affirmative action in personnel actions.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.


  • Education:  Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) or equivalent in biology, animal science or related field. 
  • Experience:  3 years experience in an applicable laboratory environment. Enrollment in or completion of a supervisory/management training programpreferred.
  • 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:Effective written and verbal communication skills. Ability to handle multiple projects, prioritize work and meet deadlines. Computer proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet and data base programs.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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