Req ID #:42810
Horsham, PA, US, 19044
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.
Oversee activities of the laboratory to include administrative tasks, meeting financial objectives, meeting study milestones, training, and coordinating activities between the laboratory and other groups within and external to the pathology department. Assist in the development and recommendation of departmental budget.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Ensure compliance with SOP's, GLP's, and H&S and department policies/procedures
Ensure sufficient and appropriate resources (personnel, equipment, etc.) are available to perform laboratory procedures.
Manage activities of the laboratory to include administrative tasks, meeting financial objectives, meeting study milestones, and training, coordinating activities between the laboratory and other groups within and external to the pathology department.
Responsible for coordination, planning and scheduling of laboratory projects.
Oversee departmental procedures for sample receipt, handling, tracking, transfer, shipping, etc.
Manage activities of assigned group(s) to ensure effective performance of function.
Interview and participate in the selection of qualified exempt- and non-exempt level departmental personnel. Recommend, review and approve personnel actions, including hiring, promotions and raises. Partner with Human Resources in the handling of disciplinary issues. Prepare and/or approve appropriate personnel action paperwork.
Identify training and development needs of direct reports. Develop and oversee the implementation of departmental training programs, including orientation; monitor training programs to ensure ongoing effectiveness.
Monitor performance of direct reports. Provide regular coaching and counseling. Prepare and deliver salary and performance reviews; review and approve performance and salary appraisals initiated by direct reports.
Authorize overtime as needed. Review and approve time cards of direct reports. Review and approve vacation/time off requests and coordinate vacation/time off schedules.
Oversee the development of short- and long-range operating objectives, organizational structure, and staffing requirements. Assist in the development of a departmental plan for backup and succession of supervisory staff and key technical personnel.
Develop and maintain departmental systems and SOPs. Assist in the development and communication of departmental policies and procedures. Partner with Human Resources to develop and approve job descriptions for subordinate positions; ensure communication of duties and responsibilities to employees.
Assist technical staff as needed in all laboratory tasks to ensure timely completion of study related activities.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent in a biological science preferred.
5 year of pathology laboratory experience.
Previous experience supervising and/or managing a laboratory under GLP regulations is required.
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.
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.
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 13,000 employees within 80 facilities in 23 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 80% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2017.
For more information, please visit www.criver.com.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet
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