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Necropsy Supervisor

Necropsy Supervisor
Req ID #: 22003
Location: Horsham, PA, US, 19044
For nearly 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.
BASIC SUMMARY:
Oversee the necropsy 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:
+ Manage inventory and supply ordering.
+ Oversee development of special procedures (technical specialties, difficult protocol-specific processes, etc.)
+ Provide guidance and training to less experienced necropsy staff.
+ Supervise departmental procedures for sample receipt, handling, tracking, transfer, and shipping.
+ 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 Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs), Health & Safety and department policies and procedure, biosafety protocols, etc.
+ Schedule and prioritize workload of group members.
+ Identify training and development needs of direct reports. Assist in the development, implementation and delivery of departmental training programs; ensure that direct reports receive departmental orientation and necessary on-the-job training. Oversee maintenance 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.
+ Schedule overtime of direct reports as authorized. Review and approve time cards of direct reports. 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.
+ 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.
+ Ensure that departmental equipment is maintained in good working condition and that departmental area(s) are maintained in a clean and orderly condition.
+ Assist in the development, maintenance and communication of departmental systems and SOPs. Assist in the development and communication of job descriptions for subordinate positions.
+ 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.
+ 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.
+ Assist in the scheduling of on-call calendar.
+ May assist in development of departmental budget.
+ Perform all other related duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS:
+ Education: Bachelor?s degree or equivalent in a biological science preferred.
+ Experience: 4 year 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: None
+ 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.
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.
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 11,000 employees within 70 facilities in 18 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. And in 2016, revenue increased by 23.3% to $1.68 billion from $1.36 billion in 2015.
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 70% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2016.
For more information, please visitwww.criver.com.
Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet


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