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Charles River Laboratories Histology Supervisor in Stilwell, Kansas

Histology Supervisor

Req ID #: 216856


Stilwell, KS, US, 66085

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

We are seeking A Supervisor to join our Integrated Toxicology (ITox) team at the Kansas City (CR-KAN) Site. This site is the first of its kind, bridging CRL’s Discovery and Safety Assessment business units, while bringing automation to standard lead optimization toxicology study models to deliver rapid study results to our clients. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. This role will be responsible for the oversight of post-life operations staff. This individual will be responsible for defining a new technical training plan, in alignment with the global program, that includes developing, revising, and implementing the use of training documents and processes. They will also provide leadership and/or support of new hire orientation.


  • Provide guidance in the day-to-day activities of assigned departmental employees to ensure accurate, high-quality work, and adherence to pertinent departmental policies, practices, and procedures (SOPs, safety procedures and biosafety protocols). Ensure schedule is prepared daily, accurately reflecting required tasks and workload. Serve as a model as it relates to effective time management, communication, and utilization of resources.

  • Perform technical tasks to support completion of study tasks (as needed).

  • Lead and mentor less experienced training personnel.

  • Work with department management to coordinate and facilitate multi-species technical training at all levels of complexity for department personnel.

  • Maintain and update all documents and databases used for the support and conduct of training tasks, including but not limited to training standards, training records, training timelines, and proficiency standards.

  • Provide oversight, scheduling, and coordination of training animal use to enable optimal learning while prioritizing animal care and welfare.

  • Practice/maintain advanced technical skills and procedures, work independently, and follow operating procedures and processes.

  • May conduct sponsor/visitor tours and interact with clients.

  • Provide input/review of new, and/or revised processes, operating procedures, training standards, quizzes, proficiency standards, and other training documents.

  • Assist in facilitating, coordinating, and scheduling new hire orientation and on-the-job training for personnel.

  • Participate in recruiting efforts by assisting in interviews and selecting qualified non-exempt level departmental personnel.

  • Assist in the scheduling, coordination, and execution of study procedures.

  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications


⦁ Education: Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in scientific related discipline.

⦁ Experience: 4-6 years related experience in animal science, biology, chemistry/pharmacy, or similar lab environment.

⦁ An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.

⦁ Certification/Licensure: AALAS certification ALAT/LAT level strongly preferred; or other applicable certification/licensure.

⦁ Other: Demonstrated advanced technical and analytical skills. Effective communication and leadership skills. Ability to handle a variety of laboratory animals. Proficient in technical skills and the operation of data collection equipment. Knowledge of GLPs and other federal regulations and guidelines relating to the care of laboratory animals required. Understanding of basic, intermediate, and complex study design and protocols. Ability to organize and prioritize work to meet deadlines. Computer literacy including word processing, spreadsheet, and database programs.


⦁ Employees must be able to lift, move, manipulate, and/or hold heavy objects up to and including 25 pounds; this includes work materials, equipment, and/or animals.

⦁ Must be able to perform 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.

⦁ Must be able to frequently firmly hold species while utilizing fine motor skills.

⦁ Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


⦁ Works in a research environment, which requires use of sharp objects, working around mechanical parts, working with or near known or unknown toxic or caustic chemicals and/or biological hazards, exposure to fumes and airborne particles, working at noise levels ranging from moderate to loud.

⦁ The employee regularly works with live animals with risk of exposure to allergens, zoonotic disease, and biohazards.

⦁ The noise level in the work environment ranges from low to high depending upon the species housed.


⦁ This position requires overtime, weekend, holiday, and/or after hours shift coverage, as needed.

⦁ 24/7 emergency duty coverage as assigned.

The pay range for this position is $70-80k/year. Please note that salaries vary within the range based on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, education, certifications, and location.

Vaccine Mandate

This position services client(s) that requires us to ensure our employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. We will require proof of vaccination from all employees servicing client(s) with COVID-19 Vaccination requirements.

About Insourcing Solutions

Charles River Insourcing Solutions ℠ can streamline research by delivering operational and cost efficiencies through the strategic insourcing of GMP, GLP and non-GLP research services from discovery through safety assessment. Insourcing Solutions ℠ provides you with the ability to maintain control of your facility and expertise while leveraging available space.

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 crrecruitment_US@crl.com. This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

For more information, please visit www.criver.com.