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.

Job Summary

Manage, train and provide support to a group of employees occupying positions that fall under the technical operations of Laboratory Sciences in order to maximize the department's performance through efficient work organization. The supervisor will also ensure the development and continuous improvement of the methods, techniques and procedures in place, and will participate in specialized research projects according to the company's orientation.

We are seeking a Lab Supervisor for our site located at Senneville, Qc.


The following are responsibilities related to the position:

  • Ensure optimal performance of direct reports.
  • Ensure the implementation of performance, productivity and efficiency strategies, including key performance indicators.
  • Ensure that staffing requirements are met and that operational issues are addressed in a timely manner.
  • Oversees the planning of weekly schedules and upcoming work to ensure optimal productivity at the lowest possible cost.
  • Ensures that all the necessary tools to enable staff to perform their assigned tasks are made available to them, in order to maximize team performance.
  • Develop effective relationships and partnerships at all levels of the company.
  • Responsible for all quality-related aspects of the department, such as analyzing deviations and taking the necessary corrective measures.
  • Review and maintain budgets for all designated areas.
  • Identify areas where improved processes are needed and implement them.
  • Ensures resolution of problems.
  • Provide development opportunities for team members and be responsible for staff motivation.
  • Research and implement training methods that ensure industry standards are met / exceeded.
  • Ensure that corporate and government health and safety regulations are followed.
  • Ensure that staff skills are assessed and that disciplinary processes are put in place where necessary.

The following are minimum qualifications related to the position:

  • Positive leader
  • Relevant experience in personnel management and science required
  • Good organizational skills
  • Great ability to work in a team
  • Able to take responsibility for decisions
  • Priority and time management
  • Good verbal and written communication
  • Dynamic and creative
  • Proactive

About Microbial Solutions
Our Microbial Solutions business group has a comprehensive portfolio of endotoxin testing, microbial detection and microbial identification products and services is unlike any other, and has been purposefully designed to meet the complex and ever-changing needs of the industry. We help clients to ensure product safety and quality with easy-to-use yet robust testing solutions that satisfy regulatory requirements, support critical decision making and improve operational efficiencies.

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 17,000 employees within 90 facilities in 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. And in 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.

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 ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2019.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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

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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