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Site Director, Wilmington In Vivo Biologics

Charles River Laboratories International Inc (CRL)

Wilmington, MA, US, 01887

Site Director, Wilmington In Vivo Biologics Req ID #:  176691 Location: 

Wilmington, MA, US, 01887 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. Basic Summary Responsible for providing leadership, oversight and management of assigned groups and/or site(s).  Direct the conduct and quality of all aspects of operations, activities and/or projects at the site(s).


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:   Provide oversight and management of assigned groups and site(s) so they are strategically aligned between areas of responsibility and site(s) and corporate strategic plans and short and long-term plans. Foster effective communication between departments and site(s). Identify problems and propose effective solutions for resolving operational issues. Oversee the development, implementation, and management of programs that will ensure efficiency and will maximize all applicable resources. Oversee the operation and maintenance oversight and documentation of maintenance of the buildings.   Ensure that lab maintenance records are reviewed as needed. Resolve internal and external customer requests, inquiries, and complaints and provide technical assistance.  Ensure compliance, follow through, and work to resolve issues that directly impact compliance.  Direct activities of assigned group(s) to ensure optimum performance of the group/function.  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.  Develop short- and long-range operating objectives, organizational structure, staffing requirements and succession plans.  Integrate activities with those of other major organizational units (e.g. segments, departments, functions).  Develop and recommend departmental budget and authorize expenditures.  Develop and oversee the implementation of departmental training programs, including orientation.  Support the policy of equal employment opportunity through affirmative action in personnel actions.  Ensure adherence to pertinent regulatory requirements (e.g. Good Laboratory Practices) and to departmental policies, practices and procedures [SOPs, safety procedures and bio-safety protocols].  Perform testing facility management duties for the site as delegated by senior management. Perform all other related duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in life sciences or related discipline.   Master’s degree preferred. Six to eight years related experience, including at least 3 years prior management experience. Must have a minimum of three to six years of Laboratory Animal medicine and science exposure, including In Vivo testing, contract testing, or CDMO environment.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above. Strong leadership skills.   Excellent organizational skills and the ability to meet deadlines.   Excellent communication (both written and verbal).   Effective facilitation and negotiation skills.   Ability to interact appropriately with all levels of employees.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must regularly operate a computer and occasionally operate other office productivity machinery such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.  Must regularly communicate with employees/customers; must be able to exchange accurate information.  Regularly enter into laboratory areas, with proper utilization of protective laboratory clothing. While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works with or near biohazards, toxic or caustic chemicals. This position may require occasional travel.

About Biologics Testing Solutions

With more than 50 years of experience and proven regulatory expertise, the Charles River Biologics group can address challenging projects for biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies worldwide. Offering a variety of services such as contamination and impurity testing, protein characterization, bioassays, viral clearance studies and stability and lot release programs, we support clients throughout the biologic development cycle, from the establishment and characterization of cell banks through preclinical and clinical studies to marketed products. Whether clients need stand-alone services, a unique package of testing, or insourced support, our Biologics group can create a custom solution to suit their needs.  Each year more than 20,000 biologic testing reports are sent each and over 200 licenses products are supported by our biologics testing solutions team.

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 18,000 employees within 100 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 >80% of the drugs approved by the FDA for the past 3 years.

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 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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Job posted: 2022-11-24