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Charles River Laboratories Supervisor - Bioanalytical Chemistry in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts

Supervisor - Bioanalytical Chemistry

Req ID #: 222501


Shrewsbury, MA, US, 01545

For 75 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

Responsible for the oversight of assigned operations within the assigned area. Supervise assigned personnel. Plan and execute technical activities of assigned areas.


· 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 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.

The pay rate for this position is between $77,000.00 - $88,000.00 Please note that salaries vary within the range based on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, education, certifications, and location.

Job Qualifications


· Education: Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in life science or related discipline.

· Experience: 5 years of experience in a life sciences field required. Previous team leader, 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.

· 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.


· While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear and work/type at a computer.

· Must be able to lift, and push up to 50 lbs.

· Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. Must wear Safety Glasses in designated work areas.


· While performing the duties of this job the employee may occasionally be required to wear protective clothing (goggles, face shield, surgical mask, cap, gloves, lab coat), work near toxic or caustic chemicals, work with biohazards, and/or work with risk of exposure to allergens and/or zoonotic diseases. The employee may occasionally be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, unpleasant odors, and/or wet, humid and/or extreme temperature conditions.

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 300 investigational new drug (IND) programs are conducted in our Safety Assessment facilities.

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 20,000 employees within 110 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 86% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2021.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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 [email protected] . 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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