Supervisor, Animal Care:
Charles River Laboratories, Inc.

Charles River Laboratories, Inc.
S. San Francisco California

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.

Job Summary

We are seeking a Supervisor, Animal Care for our Discovery site located in South San Francisco, CA


Supervise Animal Care staff and assist in performing general care of laboratory animals, sanitizing animal areas and laboratory equipment as well as other common areas.


Specific Responsibilities will include:

•    Prepare work schedules and assign tasks to animal care personnel (e.g. filter changes, sanitizing, cage changes, watering, feeding, mopping, sweeping, etc.).
•    Oversee and assist in cleaning of vivarium and vivarium-associated facilities.
•    Support the animal health and welfare program including enrichment, housing conditions, and animal care maintenance logs according to BOP requirements.
•    Ensure that all SOPs are properly updated and adhered to by the animal care staff.
•    Provide vivarium specific EH&S support for the site
•    Support the IACUC chair with IACUC-related responsibilities, including AAALAC compliance
•    Monitor room records to assure that they are filled out completely and comply with SOPs.
•    Assist in vivo staff with unpacking and cage preparation for arriving animals
•    Prepare feed, bedding, and caging orders for supplier.
•    Ensures optimum performance of the department function.  Recommends and implements techniques to improve productivity and increase efficiencies.
•    Keeps abreast of current trends and practices in field of expertise.


The following are minimum requirements related to the Supervisor, Animal Care position:


Education:  Associates Degree (A.S.) in Veterinary Services, Bachelor’s Degree (B.S). in Animal Science or ALAS Certification or equivalent experience.  
Experience:  3 to 5 years experience in care for laboratory animals. 1-2 years direct experience with relevant species preferred. 1 year supervisory experience preferred.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
Certifications and Licensures: ALAT required. LATG, or ALAT preferred
Other:  Good communication, time management and leadership skills. 

Job Qualifications

About Discovery
Discovery from Charles River is industry-proven in the successful development of novel therapies, with over 320 patents and 74 preclinical drug candidates delivered to our sponsors in the past 17 years. Backed by more than 650 scientists, our comprehensive, integrated portfolio employs the latest technology and platforms to provide chemistry, biology, and pharmacology services that support clients from the earliest stages of hit identification all the way through to IND. Our client-focused, collaborative approach creates true partnerships that anticipate challenges, overcome obstacles, and move us forward together on the journey of getting new drugs to market.


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 17,000 employees within 90 facilities in 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. And in 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.


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 ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2019.


Equal Employment Opportunity

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


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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