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Charles River Laboratories Supervisor - Clinical Pathology in Stilwell, Kansas

Supervisor - Clinical Pathology

Req ID #: 217702


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 Clinical Pathology 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. The supervisor is responsible for the providing, coordinating, documenting, and scheduling activities within the clinical pathology and sample processing areas, as well as providing direct daily supervision and review work of assigned departmental employees.


  • Oversee daily operational activities and supervise assigned employees to ensure optimum group performance.

  • Provide expertise and technical guidance in clinical pathology laboratory procedures to others as needed.

  • Oversee the performance and reviewing of all ordered study parameters.

  • Be part of and oversee the Initiation, testing, and validation of new methods and equipment.

  • Write, maintain, and review training material and/or operating procedures for the clinical pathology and sample processing departments.

  • Develop and implement improvement processes or procedures within the department.

  • Coordinate and perform operation, extended maintenance, and extensive troubleshooting of all clinical pathology analyzers.

  • 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 operating objectives, organizational structure, staffing requirements and succession plans.

  • Make recommendations for the development of departmental budget.

  • Oversee and maintain training documents 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.

  • Maintain and troubleshoot laboratory information management systems: (i.e., Provantis)

  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications


  • Education: Associate’s degree (A.A./A.S.) or equivalent in medical technology or Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) in science related field.

  • Experience: 5 years of experience in a clinical pathology laboratory preferred. Previous team leader, 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.

  • High level of proficiency in the use of laboratory information management systems preferred.

  • Certification/Licensure: MT, MLS or MLT (national certifying exam: i.e., ASCP, NCA, NEW) or eligible for licensure within a year of hire.

Other: Comprehensive knowledge of operation, maintenance and trouble-shooting procedures associated with analyzers used in the clinical pathology laboratory. Advanced knowledge of statistical methods for installing, implementing, and documenting instrument qualification associated with new testing procedures and quality control. Advanced knowledge of GLP and non-GLP compliance guidelines and regulations associated with clinical pathology.


  • Regularly uses a microscope; requires color vision, close vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

  • Regularly works in a stationary position; repeatedly moves about the lab/office to access supplies and equipment.

  • Regularly communicates with other employees/customers and must be able to exchange accurate information verbally and in written form.

  • Regularly operates a computer.

  • Must be able to regularly wear personal protective equipment (PPE) according to OSHA regulations and company standards.


  • Regularly works with biohazards.

  • Occasionally works with sharp objects (e.g., needles).

  • Occasionally works with known and unknown toxins and chemicals

  • The noise level in the work environment is moderate.

    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.

    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 300 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 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.