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Supervisor, Histology

Company: Charles River Laboratories
Location: Durham
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

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.
IMPORTANT: In order to be considered for this position, a resume/CV must be uploaded and submitted during the application process. Please make sure work history and education are added correctly.
Job SummaryBASIC SUMMARY:
Oversee the histology laboratory and associated technical personnel. Act as the primary point of contact in matters pertaining to area of responsibility within the laboratory. Responsible for adherence to established guidelines of this area.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee daily operational activities and supervise a group of non-exempt employees. Ensure optimum group performance.
  • Manage inventory and supply ordering.
  • Oversee development of special procedures (technical specialties, difficult protocol-specific processes, etc.).
  • Provide guidance and training to less experienced histology staff.
  • Supervise departmental procedures for sample receipt, handling, tracking, transfer, and shipping.
  • Assist technical staff as needed in all laboratory tasks to ensure timely completion of study related activities.
  • Assist in coordination, planning and scheduling of laboratory projects.
  • Assist pathology management in ensuring sufficient and appropriate resources (personnel, equipment, facilities, etc.) are available to perform laboratory procedures.
  • 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.
  • May assist in development of departmental budget.
  • As required, oversee maintenance of group training manual and training records.
  • Support the policy of equal employment opportunity through affirmative action in personnel actions.
  • Ensure adherence to pertinent regulatory requirements and to departmental policies, practices and procedures [SOPs, safety procedures and biosafety protocols].
  • Review documentation of functions performed as part of quality control requirements.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.Job Qualifications & EnvironmentQUALIFICATIONS:
    • Education: Bachelor's degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in a biological science preferred.
    • Experience: 4 years of pathology laboratory experience. Previous supervisory or management experience preferred.
    • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.Placement at this level requires successful completion/competency of the required tasks of the position(s) preceding this level and continued ability to perform those tasks are required.
      • Certification/Licensure: HT (ASCP) or HTL (ASCP) preferred.
      • Other: Must be able to perform effectively as a team member, accurately record data, follow verbal and written instructions, maintain a positive work atmosphere, communicate effectively, and interact in a professional manner with management, coworkers, and sponsors. Experience with computer software programs is required.PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
        • 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 laboratory 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.
        • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.WORK ENVIRONMENT:
          • Works in a research laboratory 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 quiet to moderately noisy.
            IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position. If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV.
            About Safety Assessment
            Charles River is committed to helping our partners expedite their preclinical drug development with exceptional safety assessment services, state-of-the-art facilities and expert regulatory guidance. From individual specialty toxicology and IND enabling studies to tailored packages and total laboratory support, our deeply experienced team can design and execute programs that anticipate challenges and avoid roadblocks for a smooth, efficient journey to market. Each year approximately 120 investigational new drug (IND) programs are conducted in our Safety Assessment facilities.

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