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Supervisor, Pre-Clinical Sciences

Work mode:  Onsite
Onsite Location(s): 

Arden Hills, MN, US, 55112

Additional Location(s): US-MN-Arden Hills; US-MN-Maple Grove; US-MN-Minneapolis; US-MN-Minnetonka; US-MN-Plymouth

Diversity - Innovation - Caring - Global Collaboration - Winning Spirit - High Performance

At Boston Scientific, we’ll give you the opportunity to harness all that’s within you by working in teams of diverse and high-performing employees, tackling some of the most important health industry challenges. With access to the latest tools, information and training, we’ll help you in advancing your skills and career. Here, you’ll be supported in progressing – whatever your ambitions.

About the role:
The Pre-Clinical Sciences Supervisor is responsible for coordinating all aspects of Research and Technology Center animal housing facilities to ensure compliance with all appropriate regulations. The position will work closely with the attending Veterinarian and Senior Management. This position will also be responsible for supervising and directing all the activities of a minimum of 8 animal care associates to ensure proper and consistent husbandry care for all species. Ensure direct reports have the resources, training, and support needed to perform job tasks.
Your responsibilities will include:

  • Ensure animal housing facility compliance with all applicable organizations and regulations (FDA, USDA, AAALAC, IACUC, etc.), as well as the Animal Welfare Act and Animal Welfare Regulations.
  • Supervises, trains, and participates in cleaning, disinfecting, and feeding of all laboratory animals.
  • Oversee various husbandry related projects.
  • Coordinate ongoing maintenance of the animal facility and any animal facility upgrades, as needed.
  • Responsible for supervising Animal Care Assistants.
  • Develops direct reports by securing appropriate training, assigning progressively challenging tasks, applying progressive disciplinary action as appropriate and conducting formal written and verbal performance reviews.
  • Maintains personnel records (e.g., work schedules, vacation schedules, leaves) and makes or directs modifications in the database to reflect actual changes.
  • May lead a group or team of employees in the achievement of organizational goals. Guide, coach, direct, and develop direct reports, and if applicable, drive those practices throughout their organization.
  • Foster a diverse workplace that enables all participants to contribute to their full potential in pursuit of organizational objectives.
  • May direct and control the activities and budget of one or more functional areas, divisions, product groups, projects/programs and/or operations.
  • Collaborate with Facility Maintenance team when equipment and minor repairs are needed.
  • Shares on-call responsibilities
  • Develops work schedules for department by assessing priorities, workload, and available resources.
  • Partner with the Attending Veterinarian to develop and implement animal enrichment programs.
  • Implements a staffing plan by identifying resource requirements, writing justifications for additional personnel, obtaining approval for changes, and coordinating the selection process with Human Resources.
  • Performs special projects on an as needed basis.
  • Identify and improve processes opportunities.

Required qualifications:

  • Minimum of an Associate’s degree or minimally 5 years’ experience in preclinical research setting.
  • Minimum of 3 years of animal husbandry experience.
  • Minimum of 1 year of people management experience.
  • Ability to perform physical tasks associated with large animal husbandry and facility maintenance.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office. 


Preferred qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant area or Certificate Manager of Animal Resources (CMAR) or Institute of Laboratory Animal Management (ILAM).
  • ALAT, LAT, or LATG certificates.
  • Working knowledge of laboratory animal husbandry practices and Welfare compliance.
  • Understanding cage washing and vivarium sanitation operations.
  • Interest in mentoring, teaching, and cross-training staff to promote professional growth of employees.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with supervisor and other department managers.
  • Experience with conflict management.

Requisition ID: 582535

Among other requirements, Boston Scientific maintains specific prohibited substance testing requirements for safety-sensitive positions.  This role is deemed safety-sensitive and, as such, candidates will be subject to a drug test as a pre-employment requirement.  The goal of the drug testing is to increase workplace safety in compliance with the applicable law.  

As a leader in medical science for more than 40 years, we are committed to solving the challenges that matter most – united by a deep caring for human life. Our mission to advance science for life is about transforming lives through innovative medical solutions that improve patient lives, create value for our customers, and support our employees and the communities in which we operate. Now more than ever, we have a responsibility to apply those values to everything we do – as a global business and as a global corporate citizen.


So, choosing a career with Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) isn’t just business, it’s personal. And if you’re a natural problem-solver with the imagination, determination, and spirit to make a meaningful difference to people worldwide, we encourage you to apply and look forward to connecting with you!


At Boston Scientific, we recognize that nurturing a diverse and inclusive workplace helps us be more innovative and it is important in our work of advancing science for life and improving patient health. That is why we stand for inclusion, equality, and opportunity for all. By embracing the richness of our unique backgrounds and perspectives, we create a better, more rewarding place for our employees to work and reflect the patients, customers, and communities we serve. Boston Scientific is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.


Boston Scientific maintains a prohibited substance free workplace. Pursuant to Va. Code § 2.2-4312 (2000), Boston Scientific is providing notification that the unlawful manufacture, sale, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance or marijuana is prohibited in the workplace and that violations will result in disciplinary action up to and including termination.


Please be advised that certain US based positions, including without limitation field sales and service positions that call on hospitals and/or health care centers, require acceptable proof of COVID-19 vaccination status.  Candidates will be notified during the interview and selection process if the role(s) for which they have applied require proof of vaccination as a condition of employment.  Boston Scientific continues to evaluate its policies and protocols regarding the COVID-19 vaccine and will comply with all applicable state and federal law and healthcare credentialing requirements.   As employees of the Company, you will be expected to meet the ongoing requirements for your roles, including any new requirements, should the Company’s policies or protocols change with regard to COVID-19 vaccination.

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