Supervisor, Technical Training:
Charles River Laboratories, Inc.

Charles River Laboratories, Inc.
Spencerville Ohio

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 e perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.




Provide orientation for new technical personnel and supervise the activities of other Technical Training personnel. Oversee and conduct training of technical personnel in basic and intermediate level laboratory techniques.  Coordinate training for advanced-level technical procedures.  Participate in developing process improvements and interdepartmental projects.  Coordinate the development and implementation of training standards and training certifications to meet client and regulatory expectations.   



  • Direct general orientation of new laboratory employees to preclinical GLP techniques and procedures.
  • Supervise the activities of other Technical Training personnel.
  • Critique training methods and “tools” to identify and implement best practices in learning and maintaining well trained staff.
  • Ensure new employees are trained in the use and interpretation of SOPs and study protocols, animal handling, and correct procedures for hand-recorded and computerized data entry.
  • Ensure employees are completely familiar with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) use and requirements.
  • Re-certify current employees as needed in various techniques. Coordinate and schedule on-the-job training for new and existing department personnel.
  • Ensure that all training is documented and the training database is maintained in a timely fashion and in compliance with SOPs and GLPs. Ensure timely dissemination of database updates to schedulers and managers.
  • Draft, review, and revise technical training manual to ensure that all procedures are in agreement with SOPs.
  • Oversee daily operational activities and supervise a group of non-exempt employees. Ensure optimum group performance.
  • 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].
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.



  • Education:  Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in science and/or teaching related discipline.
  • Experience:  5 years related experience in a GLP laboratory facility, performing and/or teaching technical duties.  Previous supervisor/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:  LATG preferred, AALAS certification required
  • Other: In-depth understanding of regulations and GLPs/SOPs.  Effective writing skills and verbal communications.  Ability to multitask, prioritize and meet deadlines.  Ability to interact and communicate effectively in a professional and diplomatic manner.  Must be able to effectively perform public speaking and training principles. Knowledge of computer network navigation and common software applications. Knowledge of industry specific (proprietary) software applications preferred.


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.

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

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